How To: MyTyndale Course Pages - Basic

Browse to your course home page to do the following:

 

Editing Content
  1. Browse to the page you wish to edit
  2. Select Edit Content in the Portlet you wish to edit

  1. Find the element you wish to edit.  Select the pencil icon to edit or the trash icon to delete

  1. On the Edit Element Screen, insert the following information:
    1. Header Text: Inserts text in a format that emphasizes it as a title or useful information.  (“Edit Element” is a header in the diagram below).  Note:  The “Display a header for this element with the following text” check box will automatically be selected when you insert text in the box
    2. Text:  Put the information you want to share in the text box.  Note:  When copying from MS Word, use the icon on the right side “Paste From word” to remove formatting that will conflict with the standard formatting (CSS) in MyTyndale
    3. Normal | HTML:
      1. Normal input format uses a standard What You See Is What You Get editor.  The toolbar is above the textbox.  Mouseover an icon to see a description of what it does.  See below for working with links.
      2. HTML input format requires knowledge of HTML code and is for advanced users only
    4. Add Image(s):  Add an image to your content element if you choose.  Select the “How Do I Use Images” link to find more information
    5. Save or Cancel:
      1. Select Save to publish the content you have just entered
      2. Select Cancel to discard all changes

Working with Web Links
  1. From the Edit Element screen, enter the text you wish to add a link to.  When complete, highlight the text with the mouse (select from the left of the beginning of the text and drag the mouse to the right of the end of the text, or select to the left of the first character, press and hold the SHIFT key and select to the right of the last character).
  2. Once the text is highlighted, select the Link icon in the formatting bar.

  1. A window entitled “A” will appear.
    1. Under the “Link” tab, insert the web link in the URL: field by typing or by pasting from another location (CTRL + V or right click in the field and select Paste)
    2. Select the Type:
      1. For web pages, the type will change to https://
      2. For E-mail addresses, insert the e-mail address in the URL field and change the type to mailto:
    3. Optional:  Insert a title for accessibility (e.g. “Link to MyTyndale” as the title for https://www.mytyndale.ca)
    4. Leave all other fields and tabs as is, as this information will be formatted to the standard MyTyndale theme.
    5. Select OK to save all work and return to the Edit Element screen, or Cancel to forgo the process of adding a link and return to the Edit Element screen.


 

  1. To remove a link, highlight the link with the mouse and select the Remove Link icon from the formatting bar.  The link will be removed automatically.
Handouts and Sets

Adding a Handout (File for Download)

  1. Browse to the page in your MyTyndale Course where you want to upload a handout
  2. Select Add a Handout in the Handouts portlet

  1. On the Handouts - Manage Handout View page, take the following steps:
    1. Name:  Insert the name you want visible to students (e.g. Complete Course Syllabus)
    2. File:  Select the Browse button to search for the location of the file you want to upload on your computer or attached removable storage device.
    3. Set: Select the set (user-created category, default “Ungrouped”) where you want the file to be displayed
    4. Description:  Insert a brief description of the file.  This will appear below the link to the file in the Handouts view (Optional)
    5. Start:  When you want the file to be available to students.
      1. Display Now: will be visible and available immediately
      2. Display later manually:  Will require instructor to change status to Display Now at a later time to be visible
      3. Display on:  Select the date and time when you wish the file to be visible to students
    6. End
      1. No end date:  Visible until the course is complete
      2. End now:  Remove student access to the file immediately
      3. End on:  Select the date and time when you wish the file to be made unavailable to students
    7. After End:
      1. Make inactive:  The file is still available to the course instructor, however students may not see it
      2. Delete:  The file is removed from the system and will need to be re-added if needed again
    8. Public Access:  If the box is checked, the link to the file will be shareable by students to anyone through the direct link.  If the box is unchecked, anyone outside of the course will not be able to see the file.
    9. Finishing Options
      1. Save:  Save the current file and return to the previous page
      2. Save and Add Another:  Save the current file and return to the Add a new handout page
      3. Cancel: Return to previous page without saving any changes


 

Enabling, Disabling, and Deleting Handouts

  1. Under the Handouts Portlet, select Go to Main Screen

  1. From the Main Handouts Screen, select the Pencil icon to the right of the handout you wish to display or hide.  If you wish to delete the Handout, select the Trash icon

  1. Select the Start time
    1. Select Display Now to show immediately
    2. Select Display later manually to hide file from students
    3. Select Display on to set a date and time when the file will be made available automatically
  2. Select End Time
    1. Select No end date to have the file available indefinitely
    2. Select End now to hide the file
    3. Select End on to have the file hide automatically at a set date and time
  3. Select Save

  1. Your handout will now be visible or hidden, or will show at the time you have set it to appear

Adding a Handout Set (Category)

  1. Select Go to Main Screen under the Handouts portlet

  1. Select Add a Set on the Handouts - Edit View page

  1. On “Handouts - Manage Set View”, insert the following information:
    1. Name: Name of the Set
    2. Description:  Brief description of the set (Optional)
    3. Position:  First (at the top), After [other set name]
    4. Finishing Options
      1. Save:  Save the current set and return to the previous page
      2. Save and Add Another:  Save the current set and return to the Add a new handout page
      3. Cancel: Return to previous page without saving any changes

 

Edit, Re-arrange, or Delete a Set

  1. From the “Handouts – Edit View” page, mouseover Manage and select Order Sets from the drop-down menu
    1. To Re-Order Sets:  Manually change the location of the sets by changing the number before the set name.  The set that will appear at the top is number 1, and so on.  Select Save to complete.
    2. To Edit a Set:  Select the Pencil icon to the right of the Set name.  The “Handouts – Manage Set View” page will appear
    3. To Delete a Set:  Select the Trash icon to the right of the Set name

 

Re-Ordering Handouts Within a Set

  1. Select Go to Main Screen under the Handouts portlet

  1. Select the Edit Set icon to the right of the Set name in Edit View

  1. You will see the Set name followed by a list of all handouts in your set.  Before each handout there is a box with a number.
    1. Manually rearrange the sets by changing the number of the handout name
    2. To edit a handout, select the pencil icon to the right of the handout name
    3. To delete a handout, select the trash icon to the right of the handout name
  2. When complete, select Save to save all changes or Cancel to return to the previous page without saving changes.