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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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. 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. New Installation Next Chapter: Alternatively, you can manually type [? If hhandbook plain text mode, just type the content in the Body window. Selecting Web Link replaces the content editor window with a text field into which a URL to an external Web site can be entered.

Once extracted, an ATutor directory will be created alongside your old ATutor directory.

Supported formats currently include: Valid colour options are blue, red, green, orange, purple, and gray. Keep in mind that uploading in this manner xtutor replace any existing content in the Body window.

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. Before upgrading, rename your old ATutor directory. Arrange Content Next Chapter: The File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload files from your local system to be used in your course. The old language will be removed during upgrade.

Note that when importing eXe content, the stylesheet supplied with its content is replaced to avoid conflicts between eXe styles and ATutor styles. Rather than typing out content, it can be uploaded from a text or HTML file on your local file system. Like code and termscolour may be added to text content in the same way. Links can be generated by inserting the [pid] and the [nid] codes in your ATutor content.


Content can be created in either ‘plain text’ or ‘HTML’ mode. Once uploaded, the content of that file will be displayed in the Body window.

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HTML mode allows for extra features like text formatting and layout, but is a little more complex to use. 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.

If you have Extra Modules installed, be sure the modules are either compatible, or are available for the new version. This section has not qtutor been translated to your requested language. Also be sure the System Requirements are still met. Using the Add Term link will add [? Also, colour codes can be typed in manually by using the following tags: When you are finished, use Close to close the content editor.

For example previous Next. If you have Custom Themes created, export those before upgrading, then import hanbook 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.

The media tag can take two parameters to define the width and height of the play when it displays [media ]http: Once this is done, the terms and their definitions will appear in the glossary and in the content. The activity being added must first exist, having been created using the tool’s manager screen. While editing or creating content, it is wise to frequently Save your content.

Once you have specified the terms you would like to define, you can go to the Glossary Terms tab to write the definitions. Use the appropriate colour icon to insert colour tags into the content. If you have made custom changes the the language, you may wish to export the customized language using the language manager.


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For example, create a forum first, then associate it with your content. See the Translator Documentation for more details. Additional metadata can also be entered here. 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 following eight steps describe the upgrade process as they are presented by the ATutor installer:. This can include things like links to stylesheets, or the actual stylesheet markup, or you may insert links to scripts, or the scripts themselves. HTML that normally appears in the head area of a Web page can be entered here. If the parameters are not defined, the player size will default to x Note that any extra spaces between characters will be removed i. Open a web browser and enter the address to your new installation, http: If they are not available, you might volunteer to help finish any remaining language that needs to be translated for these languages.

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Download the latest version of ATutor and extract the new version into the same directory that the old one was in. Note that this does not save your content first so any unsaved content will be lost. It is highly recommended that you backup your old ATutor database before attempting an upgrade. If you are unfamiliar with HTML, you can use the visual editor by clicking the Switch to visual editor button. HTML content created in an external editor will have its head information displayed here handbooo 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.

Modules must be reinstalled after an upgrade.