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How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

  • 2015-01-28 07:06:57

    How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

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    I need a broader explanation for how to create a content folder to allow for the ordering of prerequisite tests.

    To explain: in my course i have twelve exams.

    The prerequisites for each of them (except the first) are the preceding exams.

    I have created the twelve exams and also created twelve content items which are named the same as the exam.

    In each content item I have set the appropriate exam and its prerequisites.

    However the simple explanation of the handbook to create a content folder does not suffice especially when there is no create content folder button within the manage content area.

    Do I need to create 12 folders (however that is done)

    Or only 1 folder (also however that is done)

    I need some guidance on this issue.

    I thank you for your response in advance.

    Jim Barnes

  • 2015-01-28 08:58:20

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

    There's not a lot more I can explain. I'd suggest experimenting to see how things work.

    You probably want 12 folder, if each test is a prerequisite for the next.

  • 2015-01-28 18:51:27

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

    Thanks Greg

    But I really need to know where in the instructors manage area do I find the create content folder.

    Is this function part of the File manager create folders?

    I tried creating a file manager folder but could not figure out how to put content into it.

    I think the brief description in the help manual for instructors may need a little expansion.

    I thank you for your reply in advance.

    Best Regards

    Jim Barnes

  • 2015-01-28 23:06:53

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests


    Hi Greg

    I finally figured out that the create folder button is a tiny yellow folder in the Content Navigation window.

    So for any one else that finds this the steps are

    Make sure that manage on is selected.

    Then click the little folder in content navigation name the folder and set prerequisites.

    Now I just have to figure out how to get the content and exam into the folder.

    Will report back


    Jim Barnes

  • 2015-01-28 23:18:02

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

    Okay so it appears that when you have manage on you create the first folder in the navigation menu.

    Then if you select that folder you will see additional icons appear above the manage on switch.

    Then you can add pages of content which allows you to select exams to include along with the prerequisites for the exam.

    Of course I did it in the wrong order by creating the content first before creating the folders.

    I now know how to create content inside folders but I still haven't worked out how to move content into folders.

    Anyway moving forward


    Jim Barnes

  • 2015-01-29 12:37:12

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

    Tp move pages and folders go to Manage>Content>Arrange

  • 2016-04-12 14:44:02

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

    Thanks for the info in these posts. I now have a content folder, but still am unable to move my existing content into that folder. I try on the Arrange panel but nothing actually goes into the folder. Even just moving a content item from the bottom most item up the list doesn't work.

    I see there is a bug tracker entry for creating the handbook pages about content folders, but that is more than 6 years old, and hasn't been completed? Is it really so difficult?

    Please clue us in on how to get existing content into a new content folder.

  • 2016-04-14 00:04:24

    Re: How to create content folder and prerequisite tests

    That reply doesn't surprise me.

    Anyway, I figured out to do the folders and subfolders without the helpless manual and the non-help here. I hope this isn't what I can expect in the future for support for Atutor. I know I'll get a reply to this message that says something like "fill in all the info so we know how to better reply to your message". So don't bother writing a reply like that, it's just a waste of your time, and mine.

    The info that should be in the manual-
    To move folders first click on the selector radio button (the round button) to select the folder you want to move, then click on the + (plus) sign to move the item under that folder, or click on one of the above or below arrows to move it to another location. The key is to FIRST click on the round selector button, THEN click on the location icon.