Upload a PDF handout, an editable activity sheet in Word, or another file, and learners can download and save it. The Attachments Block will create an instant download button link for your file anywhere on the step.
When should I use attachments?
Use attachments when....
- You want the learner to download and save, print, or fill out something.
- You don't need to embed the file in the step.
Use another Block when...
- You want to display the full content in the step, not just show a download link. Use an Embed Block, Video Block, Audio Block, or Image Block instead.
- You want to add a hyperlink to somewhere else on the web. See Q&A below for details on adding hyperlinks.
How to upload a file attachment
- Create a new step on your course Path and open the step.
- Select "Media" then "Attachments." You've added a Block to your step!
- Select "Add Attachment" and use the Media Manager to insert your file. (You'll select "Upload," locate and upload the file from your device or the web, then insert the uploaded file using the + icon on the file thumbnail.)
- Optionally add more Blocks. When finished, hit Publish.
Tip: Remove the template file by hovering over it and clicking the x.
- The ability to upload files in the following formats: PDF, Word, PPT, MP4, MP3, JPEG, PNG, etc.
- Learner can view file in a new browser tab
- Learners can download files to their device
- Reuse files in other steps once stored in the Media Manager.
- Upload multiple files at once (new!)
Q. Can I use the Attachments Block to link to something on the web?
A. No, this is just for uploading files that are stored in the Media Manager. To add a hyperlink, add any Text Block, then...
- Enter your text.
- Highlight your text and click the hyperlink button in the editor bar.
- Paste in your link and hit Enter.
Q. I don't like the file name that is displayed. What should I do?
A. Open the Media Manager, hover over the file, and select "Details." Edit the file name, save, and reupload the file. Voila! You have your edited file name.
Q. Can I embed my PDF or other file instead?
A. Yes, but you will need to use the Embed Block and host your file using a service that provides an embed code.