Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide SyllabusHow do I use the Rich Text editor to create a Syllabus?

How do I use the Rich Text editor to create a Syllabus?

Instructors can create a Syllabus using the rich text editor to format text, create links and embed images, audio and video

Go to Syllabus.

Go to Syllabus.

Select the Syllabus tool from the Tool Menu in your site.

Click Add Item

Click Add Item

This displays the Add Syllabus Item dialogue box.

Enter a Syllabus Title, then click Add.

Enter a Syllabus Title, then click Add.

This displays the Syllabus item edit page

Click "Click to add body text"

Click "Click to add body text"

This displays the Syllabus text box

If you are pasting from MS Word, copy the MS Word text, THEN, click the Paste From Word icon.

If you are pasting from MS Word, copy the MS Word text, THEN, click the Paste From Word icon.

Note: You must have the Word text copied to your computer's clipboard before the Paste From Word icon is active.

This opens the Paste from Word dialogue box.

Note: If you are not pasting from Word, enter the Syllabus text in the content box.

Paste the Syllabus text into the Paste from Word box, then click OK

Paste the Syllabus text into the Paste from Word box, then click OK

This pastes the text into the rich text editor.

Optional: Use the rich text editor tools to edit / format the Syllabus.

Optional: Use the rich text editor tools to edit / format the Syllabus.

 Note: Pasting from Word may not patste all of the correct formatting because Word formatting and HTML formatting (which is the format used for the Syllabus tool) are not identical

Tip: By default, clicking "RETURN" on your keyboard will create a new paragraph (double line spaced).  To get a single line space click SHIFT/RETURN.

When finished formatting, click the "Checkmark" icon at the bottom of the text box

When finished formatting, click the "Checkmark" icon at the bottom of the text box

This saves the content of the text box

Example:

Example:

Important Editing Note:

Important Editing Note:

By default, the instructor's view of the Syllabus will show the title of the syllabus with the actual content of the Syllabus hidden from view.

Click on the Arrow icon to open up and display the Syllabus.

Example of "opened" Syllabus

Example of "opened" Syllabus