Adding, editing, or deleting a Web Content item

You can add a link to an external web site, or Web Content item, in the menubar for your course or project site if you have the appropriate permissions. Anyone can add a Web Content item to My Workspace.

For additional instructions on editing or removing items from your site, see Adding, removing, hiding, or reordering tools.

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Adding a Web Content item to a course or project site's menubar

Note: You must have the appropriate permissions to add a Web Content item to a course or project site.

  1. In the relevant course or project site, click Site Info.

  2. On the Site Info page, click Edit Tools.

  3. Check the box next to Web Content. (If your site already contains Web Content items, they will be listed with the title you gave them, or "Web Content" if you did not change the title, although you should see an additional empty box labeled Web Content; check this one.) Click Continue.

  4. On the "Add Multiple Tool Instances" screen, enter the following information:

    • In the "Title:" field, add a title.
    • In the "source" field, enter a URL after the "http://" that already appears in the field.
    • If you'd like to add more than one item, select the appropriate number of items from the More Web Content Tools? drop-down menu.

  5. Click Continue. You will see information about the changes you have made to your site. Click Finish, or, if you would like to make further changes, click Back. Click Cancel to cancel your changes.

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Adding a Web Content item to My Workspace

  1. From My Workspace, click Worksite Setup.

  2. On the Worksite Setup page, you will see all your sites listed. To add a Web Content item to My Workspace, check the box next to My Workspace. To add a Web Content item to one of the sites that you manage, check the box next to the site's name.

  3. Click Edit. On the next page, click Edit Tools.

  4. Check the box next to Web Content. (If your site already contains Web Content items, they will be listed with the title you gave them, or "Web Content" if you did not change the title, although you should see an additional empty box labeled Web Content; check this one.) Click Continue.

  5. On the "Add Multiple Tool Instances" screen, enter the following information:

    • In the "Title:" field, add a title.
    • In the "source" field, enter a URL after the "http://" that already appears in the field.
    • If you'd like to add more than one item, select the appropriate number of items from the drop-down More Web Content Tools? menu.

  6. Click Continue. You will see information about the changes you have made to your site. Click Finish, or, if you would like to make further changes, click Back. Click Cancel to cancel your changes.

You should now see a link in the menubar to the Web Content item with the title you provided.

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Editing a Web Content item

To edit an existing Web Content item:

  1. In your site's menubar, click the title of the appropriate Web Content item.

  2. Near the top of the Web Content frame, click Options.

  3. On the "Customize Web Content" form, you can change the the following:

    • Tool Title: The title that appears at the top of the Web Content frame
    • Page Title: The title that appears in your site's menubar
    • Frame Height: The height (in pixels) of the Web Content frame
    • URL: The URL for the Web Content item

  4. To make your Web Content item open in a new browser window, check the box next to Open in a new window? .

  5. When you're finished, click Update Options to save your changes, or Cancel to cancel your changes.

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Deleting a Web Content item

  1. To delete a Web Content item, click My Workspace, and then click Worksite Setup.

  2. If you want to remove a Web Content item from a course or project site, check the box next to the name of the site. If you want to remove a Web Content item from My Workspace, check the box next to My Workspace.

  3. Click Edit. Then click Edit Tools.

  4. From the list of tools, uncheck the item you wish to delete, and then click Continue. Review your information, and then click Finish to delete the item.

Note: If your Web Content item still appears in the site's menubar, click Home to refresh the menubar.

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