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2.4 The Class File Manager

In conjunction with your Class Homepage, your class also has a web site folder on the system that you can use to store images and other resource materials used in your questions. The Class File Manager provides a list of the contents of the web site and gives you options for uploading, organizing, and deleting files.

In the Class File Manager, you can perform these actions:

You can access the Class File Manager under Content Repository, then View Files.

Class File Manager

Figure 2.7: Class File Manager


Working with Folders in the Class File Manager

Creating Subfolders

To create a subfolder:

  1. Click the Create new subfolder icon () next to the class name.
  1. Enter the name of the subfolder. When creating the name, use letters, numbers, or underscores and dashes in the name, but not spaces.
  1. Click OK.
  1. The program adds the subfolder at the top of the folder and opens it. If there is more than one subfolder, the program arranges them in alphabetical order. Each subfolder has its own icons for creating a new subfolder and for uploading files. Use these to create and upload files to nested folders.

Closing Subfolders

To close a subfolder:

  1. Click the triangle icon by the name of the subfolder. You return to the root level.
  1. Click the triangle icon again to open the subfolder and work on its files.

Deleting Subfolders

To delete a subfolder:

  1. Click the delete icon () beside the folder.
  1. A confirmation message is displayed. Click OK to delete the subfolder.

Viewing or Deleting Files

To view a file, click the View this file icon () beside the file name.

To delete a file:

  1. Click the delete icon () beside the filename.
  1. A confirmation message is displayed. Click OK to delete the file.

Uploading Files

To upload files:

  1. From the Class File Manager, navigate to an appropriate subfolder in the Class File Manager or click the Create new subfolder icon () to create a subfolder. When creating the name, use letters, numbers, or underscores in the name, but not spaces. For maintainability, it is recommended that you place files in a subfolder.
  1. Click the Upload file(s) to this point icon ().
  1. Click Choose File/Browse to locate and select the file. The following file formats are supported: .htm, .aspx, .gif, .jpg, .png, .pdf, .xls, .class, .jar, .js, .css, .shtml, .exe, .zip, .swf, and .lib.
  1. You can upload a single file or a .zip archive.

  • To upload a single file:

Single file with file name is selected by default. The file is automatically assigned the name of the file on your computer.

  • To upload a .zip archive:

For this option, select Zip archive. The program extracts all of the files from the selected .zip file and uploads them to the Class File Manager. (Note: Only .zip archives are supported and file names must not have spaces and consist of up to 255 letters, numeric characters, or underscore and dash characters. A file name may contain periods, but it may not start or end with a period. In addition, it is important to retain the file extension when naming it. The system uploads the file to your Class File Manager, giving it the name that you specify along with the file extension.

  1. Click OK to perform the upload and return to the list of files in your Class File Manager.
  1. To upload additional files, repeat steps 3 to 5.

Important: The default maximum size of a file that can be uploaded is 5 MB.

See Also:

Images and Reference Files in Questions