Adding handouts to your Open edX course

You will likely want to have some sort handouts available for your students to look at or download. Here's how to do this: 

NOTE: Before you can make a file available as a handout, you must first add it to your course Files & Uploads page. For more information on how to do this, see  this article

First, from edX Studio, click the "Content" drop-down menu.

Select "Updates"

This is where you find all your course updates and handouts. To add or edit your course handouts, select "Edit" from the Course Handouts panel.

You'll now see the HTML editor, where you can edit, add, or delete your handouts. If it appears confusing, just remember these two main points:

So if you're going to add a handout, all you need to do is copy that line of code to the next line below (or above), and change out the link and name of the handout.

Copy/Paste the following into your own:

  <li> <a href="/static/demoPDF.pdf"> Example Handout </a> </li>

In order to add the link to your new handout, simply navigate to your "Files & Uploads" page, and copy the Embed URL to the file you would like to make a new handout.

Then paste it into the HTML editor. 

That's all there is to it! Now, when your students go to the "Course Updates & News" pages, they'll see the new handout you just added. 

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