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.
The File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload files from your local hahdbook to be atuutor in your course. 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.
Plain text mode is useful for quickly writing up text content. Use the appropriate colour icon to insert colour tags into the content. Modules must be reinstalled after an upgrade. Be sure that Language Packs you have installed on your old version of ATutor are available for the new version, or be hndbook to translate the missing language.
The media tag can take two parameters to define the width and height of the play when it displays [media ]http: 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.
Alternatively, you can manually type [? If using plain text mode, just type the content in the Body window. Also, colour codes can be typed in manually by using the following tags: Selecting Web Link replaces the content editor window with a text field into which a URL to an external Web site can be entered. When you are finished, use Close to close the content editor.
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. Valid colour options are blue, red, green, orange, purple, and handbpok. Additional metadata can also be entered here. Note that any extra spaces between characters will be removed i.
This section has not yet been translated to your requested language. Using the Add Term link will add [? Keep in mind that uploading in this manner will replace any existing content in the Aturor window.
HTML mode allows for extra features like text formatting and layout, but is a little more complex to use. Before upgrading, rename your old ATutor directory. If you are unfamiliar with HTML, you can use the visual editor by clicking the Switch to visual editor button. Content can be created in either ‘plain text’ or ‘HTML’ mode. Open a web browser and enter the address to your new installation, http: Once uploaded, the content of that file will be displayed in the Body window.
The following eight steps describe the upgrade process as they are presented by the ATutor installer:. Note that when importing eXe content, the stylesheet supplied with its content is replaced to avoid conflicts between eXe styles and ATutor styles. The xtutor language will be removed during atuto.
If you have Custom Themes created, export those before upgrading, then import them back into the new version of ATutor after 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.
For example, create a forum first, then associate it with your content. Links can be generated by inserting the [pid] and the [nid] codes in yandbook ATutor content. When a student views a content page formatted as a Web Link, the content atutr the external site becomes the content of the ATutor page.
Note that Release Candidates RC 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 nandbook in particular steps 2 and 6. Arrange Content Next Chapter: If you have Extra Modules installed, be sure the modules are either compatible, or are available for the new version.
Also be sure the System Requirements are still met. HTML that normally appears in the head area of a Web page can 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.
Supported formats currently include: If the parameters are not defined, the player handbooo will default to x See the Translator Documentation for more details.
Once you have specified the terms you would like to define, you can go handbookk the Glossary Terms tab to write the definitions. While editing or creating content, it is wise to frequently Save your content. If you have made custom changes the the language, you may wish to export the customized language using the language manager.
Rather than typing out content, it can be uploaded from a text or HTML file on your local file system. It is highly recommended that you backup your old ATutor database before attempting an upgrade.
Once extracted, an ATutor directory will be created alongside your old ATutor directory. Like code and termscolour may be added to text content in the same way.