Tagged: content collection

Content Collection – moving files

If you use the Content Collection, please be aware that we have recently found a problem with using the move files function in the Content Collection.

There are 4 different areas in the Content Collection where files can be moved:

  • UoL Content (institution)
  • My Content
  • Module (courses) Content
  • Organisation Content

If UoL Content/My Content is moved anywhere, the links to that content in modules/organisations will break. (Please note there is an additional issue with My Content previously reported – all permissions are also lost after any move).

If Module/Organisation Content is moved within the Module/Organisation Content area links will continue to work. However, if content from these areas is moved into UoL Content, the links in modules/organisations will break.

This is a known issue with Blackboard VLE.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Content Collection changes

There are two major changes.

1. Now when you add any content to your modules & organisations, copies of the files will be added to the new modules (known as courses) & organisations area of the Content Collection automatically. You will also see links to these areas in the Content Collection tab. The historical module areas under UoL content can still be accessed though.

2. The VLE Service has deprecated the ‘My Content’ area and will phase out support for this feature beginning immediately. Read only access to your existing files will be maintained, and you can still see content which was added before the VLE upgrade but won’t be able to add content there anymore. Some staff used this area to store current module content, this is unsupportable and poses particular problems for faculty staff collaborating on or inheriting modules, and unnecessarily complicates the rollover process. You can leave content there but if you want to move it to another area in the Content Collection, please contact the ISS Helpdesk. For a small number of files, a convenient workaround is to download the required content and upload it to the appropriate area in the module.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Articulate/Wimba Create packages in the Content Collection

Instructors: Permissions need to be manually added to these packages if you’ve used the Content Collection, otherwise students will not be able to access anything beyond the first page. See our guide on how to do it.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.