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This documentation is intended for those who manage ATutor systems. Also see the Instructor Documentation for more about creating and managing courses. Introduction. Welcome to the ATutor Instructor Documentation! Most of the course management tools are found in the Manage section and are available to. Welcome to the ATutor General User documentation. The information found here is applicable to both instructors and students. Also see the the Instructor.

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Content can be created in either ‘plain text’ or ‘HTML’ mode.

Plain text mode is useful for quickly writing up text content. HTML mode allows for extra features like text formatting and layout, but is a little more complex to use.

HTML that normally appears in the head area of a Web page can be entered here. This can include things like links to stylesheets, or the actual stylesheet markup, or you may insert links to scripts, or the scripts themselves.

Additional metadata can also be entered here.

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HTML content created in an external editor will have its head information displayed here when Pasting from a file see below after which you can upload the additional files like stylesheets or scripts, and adjust the links to point to the files in the course File Manager.

Note that when importing eXe content, the stylesheet supplied with its content is replaced to avoid conflicts between eXe styles and ATutor styles. If using plain text mode, just type the content in the Body window. Note that any extra spaces between characters will be removed i. If you are unfamiliar with HTML, you can use the visual editor by clicking the Switch to visual editor button.


Selecting Web Atuhor replaces the content editor window with a text field into which a URL to an external Web site can be entered. When a student views a content page formatted as a Web Link, the content of the external site becomes the content of the ATutor page. The File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload files from your local system to be used in your course.

The activity being added must first exist, having been created using the tool’s manager screen. For example, create a forum first, then associate it with your content. In either plain text or HTML formatting mode, you can insert terms to tell the ATutor system which words you wish to mark as glossary terms. Using the Add Term atutorr will add [? Alternatively, you can manually type [? Once you have specified the terms you attor like to define, you can go to the Glossary Terms tab to write the definitions.

Once this is done, the terms and their definitions will appear in the glossary and atktor the content.

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In either plain text or HTML formatting mode, you can handboook code which is useful for differentiating blocks of text like math equations, program code, or quotations from the rest of the text content.


Links can be generated by inserting the [pid] and the [nid] codes in your ATutor content.

For example previous Next. Like code and termscolour may be added to text content in the same way. Use the appropriate colour icon to insert colour tags into the content.

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Hwndbook colour options are blue, red, green, orange, purple, and gray. Also, colour codes can be typed in manually by using the following tags: Supported formats currently include: The media tag can take two parameters to define hnadbook width and height of the play when it displays [media ]http: If the parameters are not defined, the player size will default to x Rather than typing out content, it can be uploaded from a text or HTML file on your local file system.

Once uploaded, the content of that file will be displayed in the Body window. Keep in mind that uploading in this manner will replace any existing content in the Body window.

While editing or creating content, it is wise to frequently Save your content. When you are finished, use Close to close the content editor. Note that this does not save your content habdbook so any unsaved content will be lost.

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