|This lesson explains how to upload files to the storage space in your CATE account on the CATE server.|
- Read the material on this page
- Follow the links and read the relevant Help material
- Review the sample website
- Observe the FTF demonstration
- Do the exercises
Introduction to File Management
CATE's File Management module offers a wide range of options for uploading files, storing files, creating directories, renaming files and directories, deleting files and directories, password-protecting files within directories, etc.
Each CATE account includes personal storage space on the CATE server for files of your choice. Using the File Management module, you can store a variety of files there for use on the Web. Usually these will be image files (.jpg and .gif), HTML files, PDF files, and so on.
For our introduction to that module, we're only concerned with the ability to upload a file to your CATE directory space.
The process of uploading files is the same no matter what type of file: image files, Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, HTML files, etc.
For this lesson, we focus on uploading image files.
Remember, the file name needs to meet all these criteria:
You can't upload a file named "index.html" or "index.htm" to your home directory.
The file name can only contain letters, numbers, periods, dashes, and/or underscores.
The file name cannot contain blank spaces.
The file name cannot begin with a period.
The file name must end with a suitable extension (such as .html, .doc, .pdf, .jpg, .gif).
Log into your CATE account.
From the Main Menu, go to the "File Management" module.
Click on the "Upload Files" button. If you have more than one directory on the server, you'll be prompted to select the directory to which you want to upload the file.
Click on a "Browse" button. (There are ten of those buttons, so you can choose up to ten files to be uploaded in a batch.)
Your "filer" dialog box will appear so you can navigate through your drives and folders and cancel or select the file you want to upload.
Click to select the file you want to upload.
The selected file will appear in the text line on the webpage.
If needed, use additional "Browse" buttons to repeat the process and select additional files for uploading. (But it's always best to learn this process by uploading files one at a time.)
When you've selected all the files you need, click on the "Upload File(s)" button.
The system will attempt to upload the file(s), the webpage will refresh, and a message will appear indicating whether the upload was successful or note.
With the file uploaded to your personal directory space on the server, you can now use it on the Web.
Now that we know how to acquire images and upload them, what can you do with them in your class website?
Images can be placed on section homepages, on schedule pages, in tests, and elsewhere. Images are mostly used, however, on lecture pages (created with the Presentation module).
You should also place a photo of yourself on your CATE personal homepage. If you haven't already done so, now that you know how to acquire an image and upload it to the Web, you should put your picture on your homepage.
How to...Upload a File: http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/howto_upload.html
Notes about Uploading .zip Files: http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/notes_zip.html
How to...Place an Image: http://online.santarosa.edu/catedocs/howto_place_image.html
To see how all the components covered in these lessons fit together, please visit the sample class website.
Sample class website
Demonstration (For face-to-face sessions)
We'll demonstrate how to go through the step-by-step process of uploading a file to the storage space in your CATE account.
|To help you better understand the material, to integrate the different modules, and to demonstrate how an entire class can be constructed from various components, in each lesson you'll be creating a portion of a class website, so at the end of the process you'll have a complete model of an entire class. |
To begin with, you should always use a practice course (such as CATE 101, ROCK 101, or BASE 101) for your exercises. After you've mastered the process and created material that's ready for your students, then you can convert your practice class into a real class that you're actually teaching and make it accessible.
Here's the exercise for this lesson:
Locate a file on your local computer or removable media. (If you need a file for practice purposes, snag one from the Web.)
Make sure the file name is suitable. if necessary, change the file name.
Use the Upload feature of the File Management module to upload the file the directory space in your CATE account on the CATE server.
If you haven't already done so, upload a digitized image of yourself and place that image on your CATE personal homepage.
Lab (For face-to-face sessions)
We'll walk around the room and assist individually as you undertake the exercises for this material.
WWII 101 A plain-vanilla sample class website
Rock 101 A fancier sample class website
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