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TritonEd: Add Course Content

Learn how to add, delete or modify course content.

Adding course content provides students with a secure and reliable way of obtaining course materials such as documents, web links, and other resources. See the steps below to learn how to organize and upload course content.

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Copy a previous course

If instructors already have a TritonEd site that has all of the course content in it, they can easily copy the course content from your previous TritonEd site to the current site.

Note: Student data such as grades and assignment submissions will not be transferred over.

How to copy a course

  1. Log into TritonEd and select the course site with the original content.
    course
  2. Locate the Control Panel, under Course Management on the left side toolbar.
  3. Click Packages and Utilities to expand the options.
  4. Click Course Copy.
    course copy
  5. Under Select Copy Type, click the dropdown menu and select Copy Course Materials into an Existing Course.
    existing course
  6. Under Select Copy Options, click Browse.
    browse
  7. A pop-up window will appear. Select the destination course and click Submit.
    Submit
  8. Under Select Course Materials, check each resource to be copied or click Select All.
    select all
  9. Click Submit.

    Note: A confirmation email will be sent regarding the status of the content transfer. Proceed to the current TritonEd site to verify all contents are copied over correctly. Adjust dates for assignments, Turnitin assignments, assessments, and announcements for the current term.

Select entry point

The default entry point for all new TritonEd sites is Announcements. Instructors can customize the first area users see by changing the course entry point. Entry points can be set to any of the pages listed below.

  • Any Content Area
  • Any Module Page
  • Announcements
  • Discussions
  • My Grades
  • Tools

Select Entry Point

  1. Locate the Control Panel, under Course Management, in the left-side toolbar.
  2. Click Customization to expand the options.
  3. Click Teaching Style.

    teaching style

  4. Under Select Course Entry Point, choose the first area users should see upon entering the course.

    Note
    : If a content area is empty or hidden from students, it can not be selected as an entry point.

    entry point

  5. Select Submit.

    submit

Upload a banner

A banner appears at the top of the course’s entry point and can be any image of the instructor’s choosing. Adding a banner is optional and serves as another tool to personalize the course’s TritonEd site.

Note: The recommended size for a banner is approximately 480 x 80 pixels. However, the image does not have to be exclusive to this size. Course builders should experiment with the image and entry page to determine the best look.

Upload a Banner

  1. Locate the Control Panel, under Course Management, in the left-side toolbar.
  2. Click Customization to expand the options.
  3. Click Teaching Style.

    teaching style

  4. Under Select Banner, select Browse My Computer to choose file.

    browse for banner

  5. Select Submit.

    submit

  6. Navigate to the entry page to ensure the graphic is in the correct location. 

    announcement with banner

Modify the course menu

The Course Menu is the upper blue menu located on the left-side toolbar that is accessible to students. Students use the Course Menu to access all course related material, so it is important to organize it in a logical manner. All TritonEd sites come with a preset menu, but instructors can add, edit, or delete course menu links as desired.

Add Course Menu Link

  1. Hover over the plus sign at the top left corner to expand the options.
  2. Select the appropriate type of link to add to the Course Menu.
    add menu item
  3. A pop-up window will appear. Enter a Name for the item.
  4. Check Available to Users to make the item viewable to students.
  5. Click Submit.
    menu name
  6. Use the crosshair cursor to drag and drop the item to a desired location.

    Note: Newly added items are located at the bottom of the menu.
    drag menu item

Hide Course Menu Link

  1. Click the arrow next to the Course Menu link to expand options, and select Hide Link.
    hide link
  2. A crossed-out box next to the name indicates the link is hidden from student view.

    Note: A gray box next to the link indicates an empty folder. Students will not be able to see empty folders.

Rename Course Menu Link

  1. Click the arrow next to the Course Menu link to expand options. Select Rename Link.
    rename link
  2. Enter a new name for the item.
  3. Click the green checkmark to save.
    green checkmark

Delete Course Menu Link

  1. Click the arrow next to the Course Menu link to expand options. Select Delete.
    delete link
  2. A pop-up window will appear for confirmation. Click Delete content.

    Note
    : Deleting the Course Menu link will delete all content within the link.

Create content folders

Content items can be organized into folders and sub-folders to better facilitate the flow of the course. Below are some suggestions on how content items can be organized:

  • By lecture.
  • By week.
  • By topic.

How to create content folders

  1. Locate the Course Menu on the left-side toolbar.
  2. Click the Content Area where the content folder will be created.
  3. Click Build Content.
  4. Select Content Folder.
    content folder
  5. Enter a Name for the folder and any necessary description in the Text box.
    folder name
  6. Set options for the folder in the Standard Options.
  7. Click Submit.

    Note: The new folder will be at the bottom of the Content page. Click the folder name to open and upload contents.

Create an item

An item will allow you to post text information along with multiple file attachments. Items are recommended for general course information or resources such as software.

  1. Click the Content area or the Content Folder where the file will be uploaded.
  2. On the Content page, hover over the Build Content tab to access the options. Select Item.
    Create Item
    
  3. On the Create Item page, enter a Name for the item.
  4. Enter information or relevant links in the Text box.
    Item 2
  5. Attach documents such as special instructions or supplematal material by clicking Browse My Computer.
    Upload item
  6. Select the appropriate restrictions, as needed under Standard Options. Click Submit.

    The new item will be added to the bottom of the content page. Click and hold to drag the item to the desired position. Click the name of the attached file to open the document.

Upload a file

Instructors can upload files, such as their class syllabus, PowerPoint slides, or images, to their TritonEd site. Files can also be attached to different areas of a TritonEd site, such as Content Areas, Assessments, and Assignments. When a file is attached to an area, a link to the file will be displayed. The file is also saved in the TritonEd site and is accessible through the site’s file directory.

Upload a file 

  1. Click the Content area or the Content Folder where the file will be uploaded.
    content link
  2. On the Content page, hover over the Build Content tab to access the options. Select File.
    file
  3. On the Create File page, enter a Name for the file.
    create file
  4. Click Browse My Computer to select a file from your computer or Browse my Course to select a file from the current TritonEd site.
  5. Select the appropriate file options and date restrictions, as needed under Standard Options. Click Submit.
    standard options
  6. The new file link will be added to the bottom of the content page. Click and hold to drag the item to the desired position. Click the name of the file to open the document.
    file

Delete files

When a file is uploaded to a content area, it is stored in the course's file directory. Instructors can delete files from the content area to remove them from student view, or delete files from the file directory to remove them from the course altogether.

Delete a File from Content Area

  1. Click Content and locate the content file to be deleted.
  2. Click the arrow next to the file name to expand options.
    file options
  3. Select Delete.
  4. A pop-up window will appear for confirmation. Click OK.

    Note: Deleting the file from the content page will remove it from student view. The file will still exist in the Files directory located in the Control Panel for future use.
    delete file

Delete File from File Directory

  1. Locate the Control Panel, under Course Management, in the left-side toolbar.
  2. Click Files to expand the options.
  3. Click the Course Name.
    file directory
  4. The files directory stores all of the course files. Click the checkbox next to the file to be deleted. Click Delete.
    delete file
  5. A pop-up window will appear for confirmation. Click OK.

    Note: Deleting the file from the files directory will remove the file from the course and remove any links to the file.
    confirm delete file

Add a web link

Instructors can create a web link in a Content Area or in the Course Menu to direct students to relevant websites.

How to create a Web Link in Content Area

  1. Click the Content Area where the web link will be created.
    content link
  2. On the Content page, hover over the Build Content tab to access the options. Select Web Link.
    web link
  3. Enter the Name for the web link. This is the name students will click to access the link.
  4. Enter the URL for the web link.
    Note: Be sure to follow the example and include http:// in the URL.
    web link name
  5. A description or file attachment can also be included with the link.
  6. Select the appropriate file options and date restrictions, as needed under Standard Options. Click Submit.
    web link submit
  7. The new web link will be added to the bottom of the content page. Using the crosshair cursor, click and drag to reposition item.

Create a Web Link in Course Menu

  1. Hover over the plus sign at the top left corner of the Course Menu to expand options. Select Web Link.
    menu web link
  2. In the Add Web Link window, enter a Name and URL for the web link.
    Note: Be sure to follow the example and include http:// in the URL.
  3. Click the check box to make the link Available to Users.
  4. Click Submit.
    web link name
  5. The web link will be added to the bottom of the Course Menu. Using the crosshair cursor, click and drag to reposition item.
    drag link

Embed a YouTube video

Instructors are advised to link videos from YouTube to TritonEd, as opposed to uploading directly, due to the limited memory space allocated to each TritonEd site (2GB). The video can be displayed as a thumbnail, text link with player, or an embedded video on the TritonEd site.

How to embed a YouTube video

  1. Click the Content Area where the video will be linked.
    menu content
  2. On the Content page, hover over the Build Content tab to access the options.
  3. Select YouTube Video under Mashups.
    youtube mashup
  4. Search for a YouTube Video by typing in search words in the Search box. Click Go.
    youtube search
  5. Browse and click Select on the appropriate video.
    select youtube video
  6. Click the dropdown menu arrow under Mashup Options and select the appropriate display for the video.
    mashup options
  7. Select the appropriate file options and date restrictions, as needed under Standard Options. Click Submit.
    submit youtube
  8. The newly added video is embedded at the bottom of the content page. Click and hold to drag the item to the desired location.
    new youtube video

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