Adding item attachments

Background

Adding attachments is especially useful to offer background information on a topic.

To open these attachments, students/candidates need to click the Attachment button below the item.

  • Images, HTML pages and URL’s are opened in the browser
  • Other documents, such as Word, PDF, etc., need to be downloaded and opened on the user’s device.

Tip: The following file formats can be uploaded as attachments:

File typePossible file extensions
Images .png, .jpg, .gif
Audio .mp3
Video .mp4
Document .doc, .docx, .odt (Open Office)
Spreadsheet .xls, .xlsx, .ods 
Presentation .ppt, .pptx, .odp
Adobe PDF .pdf
HTML .html

Procedure to add item attachments

Proceed as follows to add item attachments:

  1. Go to the Workspace module.
  2. Open the Content tab of the item of your choice.
  3. Click the Attachments tab at the bottom of the screen, here you can add a file, a URL or text.
    • To add a file: Click Add file at the bottom of the Files section and upload the file of your choice.
    • To add a URL:  Click Add URL at the bottom of the Files section, enter the URL of your choice in the URL field and click OK.
    • To add text: Enter your text in the Text section.
  4. Click Save at the bottom right of the screen.

Procedure to show item attachments in the player

Proceed as follows to show the attachments in the Edumatic HTML5 player:

  1. Go to the Publications module.
  2. Edit the publication of your choice.
  3. Open the Player template tab.
  4. Click on Settings on item level tab.
  5. Select Show attachments.
    • If you want to show the file name of the attachment in the Edumatic player, select Show attachment name.
    • If you want to customize the name of the Attachment button, click Customize titles, help & alerts and enter the name of your choice in the Attachment field.
  6. Click Save.
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