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Uploading files to a course
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Written by Bianca Wetter
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The "File" block in Create allows you to add files directly to a course or learning module. This block is particularly useful for providing downloadable resources, supplementary materials, or additional reading directly within the course content.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Select the "File" block. In the course editor, do a forward dash / and select the "File" block from the list of available content blocks. Choose it's color to what matches your content best.

  2. Upload the File. Choose the file from your computer and upload it. Supported file types are amongst others: PDFs, DOCX, CSV files, images (such as JPEG, PNG) audio (such as MP3, WAV, AAC) and video (formats like MP4, AVI).

  3. Done! The users taking the course will now be able to download the file.

About audio files

When uploading audio files in the file block, you can get a player to play the audio in the course (note! Currently only supported for MP3 files). The player includes the option for learners to use different playback speeds, whilst they are reading and interacting with the card. Have a look below!

Example use cases of the File block

  1. Supplementary Lecture Notes: Instructors can upload PDFs of lecture notes or PowerPoint slides that complement the video lectures in a course. This allows students to review the material at their own pace and use the notes as a reference during assessments or while completing assignments.

  2. Interactive Workbooks: For courses that involve practical exercises, instructors can upload DOCX or PDF workbooks. These documents can include exercises, worksheets, or interactive activities that students need to complete as part of the course. This helps in reinforcing the learning material and provides hands-on experience.

  3. Audio Recordings: In courses across various disciplines, instructors can upload audio files featuring podcasts, guest lectures, or expert panel discussions. The integrated audio player with variable playback speeds enhances the learning experience by allowing students to engage with the content at a pace that suits their learning style, deepening their understanding of complex topics.

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