How to download a resource

Once you have found the resource you wish to use, either by using the Browse or Search function you can then go into the resource by clicking on the resource title. Now that you have accessed the resource you will see the usual information and the option to ‘View Resource’. Click on the ‘View Resource’ tab at the top and then follow the downloading steps. The resource can be saved to a suitable folder. This short video demonstrates the steps to download a resource from the Toolkit including how to download zipped packages. Careful attention is required when handling zipped (content) packages to ensure the resource can be uploaded successfully into the VLE.

Downloading resources

Downloading resources

This short video demonstrates how to download resources from the toolkit. Download a PDF with step-by-step instructions on viewing zipped resources.

How to handle zipped content packages

How to handle zipped content packages

A zipped content package downloaded from the Toolkit can be viewed before a decision is made on how to use it. Download viewing zipped resources instructions as a PDF.

Knowing how to upload zipped content packages to the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) is an important step in using many of the online learning resources created by the EDU or other learning content creators. Once mastered, it will open up the possibility of providing students with interactive online learning content which can include formative feedback such as quizzes and drag and drop exercises.

Uploading to Blackboard 9

This short video, created by Murdo MacMillan, VLE Support Officer for the university, demonstrates the steps to ‘uploading content packages to Blackboard 9’.

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