This documentation is intended for those who manage ATutor systems. Also see the Instructor Documentation for more about creating and managing courses. Introduction. Welcome to the ATutor Instructor Documentation! Most of the course management tools are found in the Manage section and are available to. Welcome to the ATutor General User documentation. The information found here is applicable to both instructors and students. Also see the the Instructor.
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The following eight steps describe the upgrade process as they are presented by the ATutor installer:.
Note that when importing eXe content, the stylesheet supplied with its content is replaced to avoid conflicts between eXe styles and ATutor styles. If you have Custom Themes created, export those before upgrading, then import them back into the new version of ATutor after the upgrade is complete you may need to make a few adjustment after reimporting the custom themes if there have been changes in the ATutor.
Once extracted, an ATutor directory will be created alongside your old ATutor directory. In either plain text or HTML formatting mode, you can insert code which is useful for differentiating blocks of text like math equations, program code, or quotations from the rest of the text content.
Supported formats currently include: Like code and termscolour may be added to text content in the same way. If you have made custom changes the the language, you may wish to export the handbiok language using the language manager.
If you have Extra Modules installed, be sure the modules are either compatible, or are available for the new version. Handbpok File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload files from your local system to be used habdbook your course.
HTML mode allows for extra features like text formatting and layout, but is a little more complex to use. Rather than typing out content, it can be uploaded from a text or HTML file on your local file system. It is highly recommended that you backup your old ATutor database before attempting an upgrade. Selecting Web Link replaces the content editor window with a text field into which a URL to an external Web site can be entered.
When you are finished, use Close to close the content editor. Be sure that Language Packs you have installed on your old version of ATutor are available for the new version, or be prepared to translate the missing language. If they are not available, you might volunteer to help finish any remaining language that needs to be translated for these languages. For example, create a forum first, then associate it with your content. In either plain text or HTML formatting mode, you can insert terms to tell the ATutor system which words you wish to mark as glossary terms.
If using plain text mode, just type the content in the Body window.
Valid hancbook options are blue, red, green, orange, purple, and gray. The activity being added must first exist, having been created using the tool’s manager screen.
Also, colour codes can be typed in manually by using the following tags: If the parameters are not defined, handboo, player size will default to x Also be sure the System Requirements are still met.
Once this is done, the terms and their definitions will appear in the glossary and in the content. For example previous Next.
While editing or creating content, it is wise to frequently Save your content. Keep in mind that uploading in this manner will replace any existing content in the Body window. This can include things like links to stylesheets, or the actual stylesheet markup, hhandbook you may insert links to scripts, or the scripts themselves.
HTML content created in an external editor will have its head information displayed here when Pasting from a file see below after which you can upload the additional files like stylesheets or scripts, and adjust the links to point to the files in the course File Manager.
Plain text mode is useful for quickly writing up text content.
If you are unfamiliar with HTML, you can use the visual editor by clicking the Switch to visual editor button. HTML that normally appears in the head area of a Web page can be entered here. Additional metadata can also be entered here.
Note that Release Candidates RC and nightly build upgrades are not supported using this method and that depending on the size of the old courses, some steps of the upgrade may require considerable time to complete in particular steps 2 and 6. Using the Add Term link will add [? Arrange Content Next Chapter: When a student views a content page formatted as a Web Link, the content of the external site becomes the content of the ATutor page.
The media tag can take two parameters to define the width and height of the play when it displays [media ]http: Once you have specified the terms you would like to define, you can go to the Glossary Terms tab to write the definitions.
Download the latest version of ATutor and extract the new version into the same directory that the old one was in. Links can be generated by inserting the [pid] and the [nid] yandbook in your ATutor content. This section has not yet been translated to your requested language.
Content can be created in either ‘plain text’ or ‘HTML’ mode.
See the Translator Documentation for more details. Alternatively, you can manually type [? Note that this does not save your content first so any unsaved content will be lost. Modules must be reinstalled after an upgrade. Use the appropriate colour icon to insert colour tags into the content.
New Installation Hanndbook Chapter: Before upgrading, rename your old ATutor directory. The old language will be removed during upgrade.
Open a web browser and enter the address to your new installation, http: