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Content Editor


1. Introduction

The content editor allows you to add and format text, insert equations, hyperlinks and attach files to content.

It has two viewing modes: simple and advanced.


2. Simple Mode

Contains the most used formatting options. Click the show more  button (two downward arrows) to access advanced mode.


3. Advanced Mode

Contains every available formatting option. Click the show less  button (two upward arrows) to go back to simple mode.



Options not currently available are greyed out e.g. you can only apply or remove a hyperlink when you select something in the text box.


4. Buttons: Row 1

 Function                                                          Description                                                     
  Bold selected text. 
  Italicise selected text.
  Underline selected text.
  Select text font. Click down arrow next to current font to select from all available fonts.
  Select text size. Click down arrow next to current font size to select from all available font sizes.
  Set text colour. Click down arrow to select a different text colour.
  Create bulleted list.
  Create numbered list.
  Automatic spell check. Click down arrow to select a different language.
  Add new or edit existing hyperlink.
  Remove hyperlink from selected text / object.
  Open a preview window showing how content will appear after submitting.
  Open context editor help window.
  Expand content editor window to fill browser.
  See more options.

5. Buttons: Row 2

Button Description
  Cut selected items.
  Copy selected items.
  Paste most recently copied or cut items.
  Search for and replace text.
  Undo previous action.
  Redo previous action (available only if an action has been undone).
  Align text to left margin.
  Align text centrally.
 

Align text to right.

  Move text or object to the right (indent). Click again to indent further.
  Move text / object to the left. Click again to indent further. You can't go beyond the left margin.
  Make text superscript.
  Make text subscript.
  Add new or edit existing hyperlink. 
  Remove hyperlink from selected text or object.
  Enter text to right of current mouse pointer location (default).
  Enter text to left of current mouse pointer location.
  Add thin horizontal line to current mouse pointer position, spanning the entire width of text area.
  Add thin centered line, setting width, height relative to current mouse pointer position, and whether to use shadows.
  Insert non-breaking space character at current mouse pointer position.
  Automatic spell check. Click down arrow to select a different language.

6. Buttons: Row 3

 Function                                                          Description                                                     
  Record video from your webcam and insert into the content area.
  Attach accepted file type: DOC, DOCX, EXE, HTML, HTM, PDF, PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX, TXT, XLS, XLSX, ZIP. 
  Embed image or edit existing image. Accepted file types: GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF.
  Embed media clip or edit existing selected media object. From the Type drop-down list, select media type. If you're not sure which one to use, upload the media to your student YouTube channel and either hyperlink to it or add a mashup (below).
  Open Maths Formula Editor.
  Add mashup.
  Click to show all non-printing characters. Click again to hide them from view.
  Format text as a block quote.
  Open select special character window. Select a symbol to insert.
  Open Insert Emoticon window. Select an emoticon to insert.
  Position the mouse pointer where you want the anchor to appear and click to open the Insert/Edit Anchor window. Use anchors to position (anchor) other items and objects, such as images. 
  Open preview window so you can see how the content will appear after publishing.
  Open Insert/Edit Table window.
  Open Table Row Properties window.
  Open Table Cell Properties window.
  Insert blank row in table above current mouse pointer position.
  Insert blank row in table below current mouse pointer position.
  Delete current row from table. If you select multiple rows, all are deleted.
  Insert blank column in table to left of the current mouse pointer position.
  Insert blank column in table to right of the current mouse pointer position.
  Delete current column from the table. If you select multiple columns, all are deleted.
  Merge two or more selected table cells into a single cell.
  Split previously merged table cells. If the cell or cells are not ones that were merged, nothing happens.
  Open HTML Code View. You can directly edit HTML code. This feature is for experienced web developers. 
  Edit cascading style sheet (CSS). This feature is for experienced web developers.

Select text or an object, then click the link function to add a new hyperlink or edit an existing hyperlink. To remove a link, select it and click the remove link button. The link must be a valid web address beginning with http://.
 
 
In the Target drop-down list, select Open in a New Window.


8. Add Images

Click the Insert / Edit Image button to embed an image in the text area or edit an existing selected image. 

You can add common image types, such as GIF, JPG, PNG, and TIF.

On the General tab, to upload a file from your computer, click Browse My Computer.


9. Add Mashups

A mashup combines elements from two or more sources. When you view a YouTube video in a MyBeckett module as part of the module content, that's a mashup
 
a. Click the insert mashup function to display a drop-down list and select from the following:
 
  • Flickr Photo
  • YouTube Video
b. Search for content, then set your viewing and presentation options.
 
c. Choose No for the Show YouTube Information option.
 
d. Click the preview button to see how the mashup will appear in the content item. Close the preview window to make changes. When you're satisfied with the selection and options, click Submit to continue or Cancel to abort adding the mashup.
 

10. Maths Editor

Allows you to create and manage formulas in your module. It features: Basic operations, Matrix calculus, Calculus and series, Logic and set theory, Units, Greek alphabet.
 
To learn more, please read the WIRIS website user manual. The manual provides a list of all icons available in the tabs.
 




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