Classroom is a web-based curriculum builder. When you design questions or assignments in Classroom, you create web documents. And just like creating a paper version of a question or assignment, you may need to attach additional materials. In Classroom, you can add images, links, PDFs, or other documents to any question or assignment you create using a tool called MoxieManager. It is a file and media manager for the web. MoxieManager allows you to organize and store web content on a secure server. The files you upload are only accessible to you. Once added, the files are available anywhere within Classroom and are persistent yearly. So you can use them over and over again.
You can access MoxieManager by selecting one of two icons in any text editor menu bar in Classroom, Links, or Images. They both work in the same manner.
If you select Insert/Edit Link, a window with blank fields will appear. You could add a web address (URL) to create a hypertext link in your question or assignment. Any student or educator who clicks on the hypertext will be redirected to that web page. We recommend you set the target to "New window"; an additional browser tab will be opened for the new page, leaving the Classroom page as is.
If you click the file folder icon in the upper-right corner, you can access MoxieManager and "link to" an actual file.
To add one or more files, select the Upload button. You can upload various file types, but the maximum file size is only 50 MB. Select the item(s) from your computer you wish to add. Click the box to the left to add a checkmark and select Insert.
The URL is filled in for you and is the secure location of the file. You should fill in the remainder of the fields and set the target to "New window," then click OK.
You can also manipulate the files you have uploaded through MoxieManager. Select a file using the checkbox to the left of the filename, then select Manage to delete, rename, download, or zip (compress) the file.
You can also organize your files using the Create>>Folder option. Use the filter box to search for a particular file name or part of a file name.
Insert/Edit Image works just like Links and has the same features for managing pictures and the same parameters for file size; 50 MB. Picture file types include .jpg, .jpeg, .png, and .gif.
The picture manager defaults to a thumbnail view.
Once you have selected the image to insert into your question or assignment, give it a Description, and set the Dimensions for the context. The picture size is measured in pixels. One inch equals approximately 72 pixels. We recommend selecting the Constrain proportions checkbox so the image remains the same size regardless of browser or view.
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes, different versions of browsers do not display documents and images consistently. For instance, what looks good in Chrome, may not look so great in Firefox. If this becomes an issue, we suggest you save your document as a PDF. Most browsers today will render a PDF file exactly the same using Adobe Reader.