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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If you have made custom changes the the language, you may wish to export the customized language using the language manager. Content can be created in either ‘plain text’ or ‘HTML’ mode. 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 hanxbook. Note that when importing eXe content, the stylesheet supplied with its content is replaced to avoid conflicts between eXe styles and ATutor styles.

Note that any extra spaces between characters will be removed i. It is highly recommended that you backup your old ATutor database before attempting an upgrade. 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. Using the Add Term link will add [? Selecting Web Link replaces the content editor window with a text field into which a URL to an external Web site can be entered.

If the parameters are not defined, the player size will default to x HTML that normally appears in the head area hanebook a Web page can be entered here. The media tag can take two parameters to define the width and height of the play hanndbook it displays [media ]http: Open a web browser and enter the address to your new installation, http: Keep in mind that uploading in this manner will replace any existing content in the Body window.


Modules must be reinstalled after an upgrade. Additional metadata can also be entered here. While editing or creating content, it handbopk wise to frequently Save your content. If you have Extra Modules installed, be sure the modules are either compatible, or are available for the new version.

Rather than typing out content, it can be uploaded from a text or HTML file on your local file system.

Before upgrading, rename your old ATutor directory. Alternatively, you can manually type [? See the Translator Documentation for more details.

Plain text mode is useful for quickly writing up text content. Use the appropriate colour icon to insert colour tags into the content. 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. Like code and termscolour may be added to text content in the same way.

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. Links can be generated by inserting the [pid] and the [nid] codes in your ATutor content. Once you have specified the terms you would like to define, you can go to handbookk Glossary Terms tab to write the definitions. New Installation Next Chapter: Arrange Content Next Chapter: Note that this does not save your content first so any unsaved content will be lost.

If they are not available, you might volunteer to help finish any remaining language that needs to be translated for these languages. If using plain text mode, just type the content in the Body window. Be sure that Language Packs you have installed on your old version of ATutor are available for the new atuutor, or hansbook prepared to translate the missing language.

The File Manager is a tool that allows you to upload files from your local system to be used in your course. If you are unfamiliar with HTML, you can use the visual editor by clicking the Switch to visual editor button.


In either plain text or HTML formatting mode, you can insert terms to habdbook the ATutor system which words you wish to mark as glossary terms.

Also be sure the System Requirements are still met. Supported formats currently include: Note that Release Candidates RC and nightly build upgrades are not supported using this method and that depending handvook the size of the old courses, some steps of the upgrade may require considerable time to complete in particular steps 2 and 6.

Also, colour codes can be typed in manually atutro using the following tags: For example previous Next. Once this is done, the terms and their definitions will appear in the glossary and in the content.

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The following eight steps describe the upgrade process as they are presented by the ATutor installer:. For example, create a forum first, then associate it with your content. Once extracted, an ATutor directory will be created handbopk your old ATutor directory. HTML handbool 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 atutoe like stylesheets or scripts, and adjust the links to point to the files in the course File Manager.

This section has not yet been translated to your requested language. When you are finished, use Close to close the content editor. This can include things like links to stylesheets, or the actual stylesheet markup, or you may insert links to scripts, or the scripts themselves. Download the latest version of ATutor and extract the new version into the same directory that the old one was in. The old language will be removed during upgrade.