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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Rather than typing out content, it can be uploaded from a text or HTML file on your local file system.

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Supported formats currently include: Note that when importing eXe content, the stylesheet supplied with its content is replaced to avoid conflicts between eXe styles and ATutor styles. Note that Release Candidates Haandbook and nightly build upgrades are not supported using this method and that depending on the size of the old courses, some steps of the upgrade may require considerable time to complete in particular steps 2 and 6.

Plain text mode is useful for quickly writing up handboook content. Download the latest version of ATutor and extract the new version into the same directory that the old one was in. Note that this does not save your content first so any unsaved content will be lost.

This can include things like links to stylesheets, or the actual stylesheet markup, or you may insert links to scripts, or the scripts themselves.

Once extracted, an ATutor directory will be created alongside your old ATutor directory.

Open a web browser and enter the address to your new installation, http: It is highly recommended that you backup your old ATutor database before habdbook an upgrade. Selecting Web Link replaces the content editor window with a text field into which a URL to an external Web site can be entered. Once uploaded, the content of that file will be displayed in the Body window.


See the Translator Documentation for more details. HTML mode allows for extra features like text formatting and layout, but is a little more complex to use. 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 link will add [?

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Note that any extra spaces between characters will be removed i. If hanxbook plain handbooo mode, just type the content in the Body window. For example, create a forum first, then associate it with your content. Valid colour options are blue, red, green, orange, purple, and gray. The media tag can take two parameters to define the width and height of the play when it displays [media ]http: Use the appropriate colour icon to insert colour tags into the content. When you are finished, use Close to close the content editor.

The activity being added must first exist, having been created using the tool’s manager screen. If you have Custom Themes created, export those before upgrading, then import them back into the new version of ATutor handook the upgrade is complete you may need to make a few adjustment after reimporting the custom themes if there have been changes in the ATutor.

The File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload files from handbooj local system to be used in your course. HTML that normally appears in the head handbok of agutor Web page can be entered here. The following eight steps describe the upgrade process as they are presented by the ATutor installer:.

For example previous Next. In either plain text or HTML formatting mode, you can insert code which is useful for differentiating blocks of text like math equations, program code, or quotations from the rest of the text content. Also, colour codes can be typed in manually by using the following tags: Alternatively, you can manually type [? Additional metadata can also be entered here. If they are not available, you might volunteer to help finish any remaining language that needs to be translated for these languages.


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Like code and termscolour may be added to text content in the same way. Arrange Content Next Chapter: If you have made custom changes the the language, you may wish to export the customized language using the language manager. 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 hanvbook additional files like stylesheets or scripts, and adjust the links to point to the files in the course File Manager.

Modules must be reinstalled after an upgrade.

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handboook While editing or creating content, it is wise to frequently Save your content. The old language will be removed during upgrade. Once this is done, the terms and their definitions will appear in the glossary and in the content.

If you are unfamiliar with HTML, you can use the visual editor by clicking the Switch to visual editor button. If the parameters are not defined, the player size will default to x Keep in mind that uploading in this manner will replace any atktor content in the Body window. 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.