Adding resources to course lectures is a great way to add value to your course, and improve the learning experience of students. The article outlines what types of resources can be added to lectures and how instructors can do so.
- Learn how to create a lecture.
Please note: resources must be free, related to your lecture topic, and in no way promotional.
Types of resources
Below are the types of resources that can be added to course lectures.
Downloadable resources: these resources can be any filetype like .JPG, .PDF, .ZIP, .XLS, .MOV, .MP3, etc. Unfortunately, source code like .HTML, .JS, etc., cannot be uploaded directly, but these files can be uploaded in a .ZIP file.
The maximum upload size for any individual file is 1 GB, but there is not a limit to the number of files you can upload. Files can be uploaded to your course directly, or added from your library using the Bulk File Uploader.
External resources: these resources are hyperlinks to free websites.
Source code: for development courses, only Python and Ruby files can be uploaded at this time.
Adding resources to courses that meet accessibility standards is a great way to increase student engagement and accessibility for your courses. Learn more about creating accessible learning content.
How to add resources to a lecture
In order to add a resource to a lecture, you will need to create the lecture first, and add content to it.
Once you're ready to add resources, please follow these steps:
1) Navigate to the course Curriculum page.
2) Click the dropdown arrow on the right hand side of the lecture.
3) Click +Resources.
4) Select whether the resource is a Downloadable File, an External Resource, a Source Code or if it's being added from your library. Then, click Select File. If you're adding an External Resource, then enter the resource's title and URL.
If you want to upload multiple resources, upload a .ZIP file for your students to download.