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 (Studio) View guide for further instructions.

2. Embed a file

Video Guide

Embed a PDF Document (YouTube 1m 58s)

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

HTML button

  1. Click on Raw HTML.

raw html

  1. Click on Edit.

edit button highlighted

  1. Delete the template code.

template text higlighted

  1. Paste the file URL you previously copied on line 1

pasted url

  1. Paste the following HTML code on line 2:
    <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 in place of PASTE URL HERE in line 2.
  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