Files (Lessons): General Information

When adding a content item on the course Lessons tab, the File item type allows you to upload any type of electronic file to your ANGEL course to share with your students. Common uploaded file types include Web pages, word processing documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, project files, etc.

Note: For security purposes, certain file types are restricted in ANGEL. To work around this problem, zip restricted files using a zipping application such as WinZip (Windows) or ZipIt (Macintosh) before uploading them to ANGEL. Tab

A file is treated as just another lesson item, with the same grading options as any other lesson item. You create files by completing a series of tabs which contain fields where information about the file is stored.

Files contain the following tabs for configuring the page settings:




The Content tab provides settings for the file you are creating.

The Content tab allows you to enter titles, subtitles, a description, and URL information about the file.


The Access tab provides settings for accessing, tracking, and viewing content items. It allows instructors the ability to set tracking on content items to control information about visits to the lesson item.

The Access tab allows you to define who can view and edit the file. It also allows you to set the start and end dates for the file.


The Actions tab provides an advanced tool that allows you to define actions to be taken when certain events and conditions occur.


The Assignment tab provides access to creating milestones and gradebook settings for the content item that is being created. This allows the instructor the ability to create milestones and gradebook items from within the content item.

The Assignment tab allows you to create course milestones associated with the file. Additionally, you can set grade assignments for the file.

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