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Collaborative Sites: Create a Post

February 1, 2012 by webintern

Your course site is all about creating new content. In some sites, the content might have different names. Usually, a student creates content in a "post". However, in some courses, students will create a "reading response", or a "discussion summary". It all depends on how your course is structured and what sort of assignments your instructor creates. If the names on this document aren't exactly what you see, don't worry. Anything that you add to your course site is content, and the instructions below will apply. Read more »

Collaborative Sites: Format your Content

January 31, 2012 by webintern

Basic formatting icons are available in the editor to help you arrange your post and make it more readable. The icons are similar to those in Microsoft Word or GoogleDocs. You'll see this sort of editor in the Collaborative Sites and L&S Sites services.  There may be some variation in available icons.

Below you can see the icons available in your site.  Use the numbers below each bracketed set of icons to see the definition and examples.

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Collaborative Sites: Create a Glossary Post

July 2, 2010 by Sue Weier

Glossary Post

Glossary Posts allow you to define a term, character, or topic that you are using in your course. You may or may not have the option of a Glossary Post for your course. Read more »

Collaborative Sites: Tips for Microsoft Word Users

January 7, 2010 by Doug Worsham

Copying and pasting text from Microsoft Word can cause problems on Collaborative Sites.

Microsoft Word produces formatting code that can be confusing for web browsers. Text copied from Microsoft Word and pasted onto a website often includes this extra code and can lead to errors and formatting issues. Different browsers handle this extra formatting code in different ways, so problems may occur in some browsers, but not others.

Here are some tips to avoid formatting problems: Read more »

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