You are able to upload files (such as word documents and PDFs) to your edX (Edge) course and embed or link to them within a unit for students to view and download.

Warning: Prior to adding or editing content in your course, you will need to access Studio view. Refer to the Change from Student View to Staff Editing View guide for further instructions.

Upload a file

  1. Access your edX (Edge) course within Studio. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Access edX (Edge) guide.
  2. From the Content menu, select Files & Uploads from the drop-down list.

content and files and upload

  1. Click on the Browse your computer button.

Tip: You can also drag and drop the file directly into the Drag and Drop section of the window.

browse your computer button

  1. Browse for and select the required file from your computer.
  2. Once the required file has been selected, click on the Open button.
  3. The file will appear in the table once it has been successfully uploaded.

file highlighted in table

  1. Under the Copy URLs column in the table, click on the Studio button for the required file. 

studio button highlighted

  1. The button will change to Copied to indicate the Studio URL has been successfully copied.

copied button highlighted

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Embed a file

  1. Navigate to the unit within the course where you want the file to be embedded.
  2. Click on the HTML button to add a new component. 

HTML button

  1. Select Raw HTML from the list.

raw html

  1. Click on  Edit to edit the template component.

edit button highlighted

  1. Delete the template code in the Editing: Raw HTML window. 

template text higlighted

  1. Paste the file URL you previously copied on line 1 of the Editing: Raw HTML window. 

pasted url

  1. Paste the following HTML code on line 2 of the Editing: Raw HTML window:
    <p><embed src="PASTE URL HERE" width="100%" height="780" internalinstanceid="44" title="" /></p>

pasted HTML code

  1. Cut the file URL on line 1. 
  2. Paste the file URL on line 2 to replace the PASTE URL HERE section of the code.
  3. Click on the Save button.

file url copied into embed code, save button selected

  1. The file will then be embedded within the page.

embedded file

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Link to a file

  1. Navigate to the unit within the course where you want the file to be linked.
  2. Click on the HTML button to add a new component. 

HTML button

  1. Select Text from the list.

text selected in dropdown

  1. Click on Edit to edit the text component. 

edit button highlighted

  1. Click on the Insert/edit link icon.

edit/insert link button

  1. Paste the Studio URL in the URL textbox.
  2. Enter text in the Text to display textbox.

url and text to display

  1. Select Target to New Window from the Target drop-down menu.
  2. Click on the OK button.

target in new window

  1. Click on the Save button.

Save button

  1. The file link will then be displayed within the page.
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