Copying Folders with Subscribed Files
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The sample module folder provided for you with this template (“sample_module_01”) can be copied to create your own custom course folders and files. However, as this folder contains a subscribed sample file, you must first unsubscribe the file before copying and customizing the folder.
Each of the files listed will initially start as subscribed file (denoted by a subscription icon . Subscribed files can not be copied or modified until they are unsubscribed by a course designer. In order to organize and customize your course content files, you will need to unsubscribe them from the course template. This process is outlined below:
Press the Build tab
|Step 2.||Under the Designer Tools Menu, select the File Manager option.
The File Manager screen now appears.
Select the content folder
|Step 4.||Click onthe sample_module_01 folder
The contents of this folder now appear.
NOTE: Good information architecture and file organization can save you a lot of time and effort when creating or updating your course. This template provides you a good starting point for organizing your content into logical and structured data schemas.
Each of the files listed will initially start as subscribed file
|Step 6.||From the dropdown menu, select the Unsubscribe option
|Step 7.||A warning window will appear asking you to verify that you would like to unsubscribe the selected file.
Press the OK button to continue and unsubscribe the selected file. The file should now appear without the subscription icon next to the file name.
NOTE: Unsubscribing a file is a permanent choice. Once a file has been unsubscribed from a template, it can not be re-subscribed. However, a new subscription can be made to a file in the Repository at a later time. Instructions for subscribing to repository files can be found later in this document.
|Step 8.||Return to the content folder by clicking on the content folder link on the left hand File Manager navigation menu.
The content folder menu now appears in the content frame.
|Step 9.||Next, Click on the ActionLinks icon
next to the sample_module_01 folder. You should now see a dropdown menu containing more options since the file has been unsubscribed.
|Step 10.||From the dropdown menu, select the Copy option
|Step 11.||The Browse for Location window appears. Select the Class Files icon
located on the left-hand side of the window. The Class files content is now displayed in the right-hand frame.
|Step 12.||Click on the content folder icon
. The frame refreshes to show the folder’s material. The frame refreshes to show the current contents of the selected folder.
|Step 13.||Change the name of the folder by entering a new name (i.e. “module_01”)
in the Save as: text field located at the bottom of the Browse for Location window.
Remember to use an underscores “_” instead of spaces when creating folder and file names.
|Step 14.||After you have entered a new folder name, confirm the change by pressing the
Your folder and its file(s) have now been copied and are ready to be customized. You may repeat this process to create as many content folders as needed.