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Web Content Tool


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Description
Examples of use
Adding a Web Content tool while you are creating a site
Adding a Web Content tool after you have created a site
Specifying what appears in a Web Content tool that you already have

New in the Web Content Tool: The Options button is now an icon and it has moved to the upper-right corner of the main window.

Web Content Icon


Description

The Web Content tool allows site owners to choose a website to display within the CTools main window. The name of the Web Content button in the left-hand menu can be customized so you can create a label that matches the website you've chosen to display.



Examples of use

Instructors who want to provide many links to websites for their students may choose to list them all in Resources, and then use the Web Content feature to display the most important.

Departments, project collaborators, or other groups may choose to use the Web Content too to provide a prominent link to their public website within their CTools website.



Adding a Web Content tool while you are creating a site

1...During the Site Setup process, when you reach the page where you choose the tools for your site, check the box next to Web Content.

2...In the form that appears, type a name for the new tool button that will appear in the left-hand menubar.

For example, if you want the Web Content window to contain a weather website, you can name the button "Weather."

If you leave "Web Content" as the title or if you leave the box blank, the button will be named "Web Content." (You can change the name later.)

3...Type the URL for the website you want to appear in your Web Content tool.

You do not need to include http://

4...You can add additional Web Content tools at this time.

Whether or not you add more now, you will be able to add more later. A new Web Content tool will automatically appear in the list where you choose tools for your site. (See the section below for information on adding a new Web Content tool to a completed site.)

5...Click Continue and complete the site creation process.

If you would like to change the height of the window in which the external site appears, click the icon in the upper-right corner of the Web Content window and use the Frame Height pull-down menu to choose the height.

Web Content Icon



Adding a Web Content tool after you have created a site

1...Click Site Info in the left-hand menubar while you are in the course or project site.

2...Click the Edit Tools button along the top of the main window.

3...Click the box next to Web Content... For accessing an external website within the site.

4...Click Continue.

5...In the form that appears, type a title for the button that will appear in the left-hand menubar.

For example, if you want the Web Content window to contain a weather website, you can name the button "Weather."

If you leave "Web Content" as the title or if you leave the box blank, the button will be named "Web Content." (You can change the name later.)

6...Type a URL for the site in the space provided.

You do not need to include http://

7...You can pull down the menu to add more Web Content tools at this time.

Whether or not you add more at this point in the process, you will be able to add more if you revise the site later. A new Web Content tool will automatically appear in the list where you choose tools for your site.

8...Click Continue and complete the site creation process.

If you would like to change the height of the window in which the external site appears, click the icon in the upper-right corner of the Web Content window and use the Frame Height pull-down menu to choose the height.


Specifying what appears in a Web Content tool you already have in your site


If you already have a Web Content tool in the menubar and would like to specify what appears in it:

1...Open your course or project site.

2...Click Web Content in the left-hand menubar.

3...Click the icon in the upper right corner of the Web Content window.

Web Content Icon

4...Type a title for the button that will appear in the left-hand menubar.

For example, if you want the Web Content window to contain a weather website, you can name the button "Weather."

5...If you would like to change the height of the window the external site will appear in, pull down the Frame Height menu and choose another height.

6...Type the URL into the box.

You do not need to include http://

7...Click Update Options.



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