Resource Browser

Resource Browser

Screenshot: Resource Browser

Starting from version 3.1, the Resource Browser is the central point of managing learning resources in docendo and replaces the old “Desktop” view. The underlying concept is based on filtered browsing, i.e. the set of displayed resources is determined by filtering all the resources you have read access to. In this way, filters serve as a means to reduce the displayed set of resources to those you currently want to focus on.

Creating new resources

In the upper-left part of the Resource Browser, you can create or upload new resources (please see referencein the first screenshot).

Resources that can be created are courses, sections, tables, questions, formulas, glossary entries, bibliographical references and external resources.

Uploadable resources are assets like images, flash files, audio files, ZIP archives, PDF and Office files.

Filtering displayed resources

The list of resources shown in the Resource Browser (referencein the first screenshot) is determined by the current filters being set in the Filter section (reference). You can set the sort order of the resources (reference) to either last modified, relevance, creation date, resource type or title.

Filter types that you can use are:

  • Search key filter: all displayed resources have to match the keyword you enter here. Which part of the resource (or their respective metadata) is being searched is set by the Search in filter below.
  • Search in filter: Determines which metadata fields (or text content) is being used for search of the search key given above. Possible values are title, description, keywords, authors and text content.
  • Types filter: you can select a mix of resource types here that you want to see in the resource list. By default, all resource types are shown.
  • Groups filter: this filter is a list of all authoring groups that you are in. Selecting one or more groups here reduces the list of displayed resources to those that have been assigned an explicit read or write access right to the selected group(s).
  • Only own filer: select this checkbox if you want to exclusively see the resources that you have created.
  • License filter: lets you filter for the license type associated with resources. If e.g. you want to show only resources that are licensed under a Creative Commons license, select the Creative Commons radio button.

  • Filters that are active so that they effectively reduce the set of displayed resources are highlighted with a light blue color.
  • To reset all filters to their defaults, use the Reset filter icon.

Managing folders

Folders in docendo can be used to organize resources in a custom structure or hierarchy (please see referencein the screenshot above). Folders can be freely created, renamed, moved into other folders or deleted.

Folders do not physically contain resources like in a file system but rather merely link to them. Thus, resources can be be contained in any number of folders.

Folder tree context menu

Screenshot: Folder tree context menu

To create a new folder, either press the icon above the folder tree or right-click an already existing folder (which will open the context menu shown in the screenshot to the right) and select the Create folder entry from the context menu. Afterwards, just enter the folder's name and hit enter. If a folder has been selected prior to creating a new one, the new folder will be created as a sub-folder of that.

To de-select a folder, just left-click once on the already selected folder or click on the Folders string above the folder tree.

A folder can be renamed by selecting it and either pressing the F2 key or right-clicking and selecting the Rename folder entry from the context menu.

If you want to delete a folder, either select it and hit the delete key on your keyboard or right-click on it and select the Delete folder entry from the context menu. This will delete the folder, all its contained folders and all contained links to resources. The resources itself will not be deleted.

To move a folder into another folder, you can simply drag & drop it by left-clicking on the folder you want to move, keeping the left mouse button pressed and moving it to the target folder.

There is one special folder which can't be moved, renamed or deleted: the Bookmarks folder. This folder contains all bookmarks you have gathered prior to the docendo 3.1 release. Furthermore if you use the action from the resource context menu (reference), the given resource will be linked in that bookmarks folder.

Assigning resources to folders

A resource can be assigned to a folder in two different ways:

  1. with the action from the resource context menu (see referencein the topmost screenshot). This will open a dialog showing all your folders. Simply select the target folder and press the OK button.
  2. using drag & drop. Both, the preview icon of a resource and its title in the resource list (reference) can be dragged and dropped into the folder tree.

A resource can be removed from a folder by selecting the action from the resource context menu.

Operating on multiple resources at once

Right-clicking on a folder opens the folder tree context menu which has an entry Resources. From there, you can select between actions that you can execute on all resources in the selected folder at once. These actions are:

  • Export: you will get a ZIP file for download that contains all exported resources in the folder. If the folder contains one or more courses, you will be asked for the desired course export format options.
  • Assign access permissions: create access permissions for all resources in the folder.
  • Edit license: edit the license of all resources in the folder.
3.3.5/browser.txt · Last modified: 2013/04/10 11:21 (external edit)
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