Page Content Manager

Page Content Help

The Page Content Manager allows Editors and Contributors to add content to a page in several forms: Paragraph, Instruction, Multiple Choice Question, Matching Question, Syndication Source, Page Menu, or Course layout. They also have the ability to manage these content objects by cutting, copying, pasting, or deleting as they wish.

Paragraph: A paragraph is used to insert text content and can display a title or title link as well. It can optionally include a graphic, an audio file, a video file, or a document.

Syndication Source: A syndication source allows others to subscribe to this page.

Multiple Choice Question: A multiple choice question/quiz with up to 10 answers can be added to the page. The form provides places for you to easily write in feedback for correct and incorrect answers. The quiz will use radio buttons if only one correct answer exists and checkboxes for questions with multiple correct answers.

Matched Pairs Question: A matching question is used to ask the learner a series of questions, each of which has a unique answer. The user selects the correct choice from the menu and no menu item should be chosen more than once.

Instruction: An instruction should be used when you want to insert a message on the page that informs the user of a task to perform while on that page. Instructions are formatted differently than regular paragraph text.

Page Menu: This feature allows sites that lack the menu navigation (on the left) to still have some way to present the users some navigation.

Course Layout: This feature allows users to quickly create a layout for a course using the following items; Overview, Concept, Fact, Procedure, Process, Principle, and Summary.

Icon Operation Usage
Add new content item Add Clicking this image will add a new content item of the type selected in the drop downdown box to the left
Cut selected items Cut Click this image to Cut selected items
Copy selected items. Copy Click this image to Copy selected items
Paste previously copied items. Paste Click this image to Paste previously copied items
Alphabetize selected items. Alphabetize Click this image to Alphabetize by Title selected items
Delete selected items. Delete Click this image to Delete selected item
Note: You may only delete items that have a red asterisk (*) next to them.
Toggle selected items between public and not public. Toggle Public/Not Public Click this image to toggle selected item between public and not public
Edit this item. Edit Click this image to Edit the current item
Spellcheck this item. Spellcheck Click this image to Spellcheck the current item

The items can be ordered in the sequence of your choice. This sequence will determine in what order the items are displayed on the page. The following images are used for reordering:

Icon Operation Usage
Move this item to the top. Move to Top Click this image to move the selected item to the top of the page
Move this item up. Move Up Click this image to move the selected item up one spot on the page, in relation to the other content
Move this item down. Move Down Click this image to move the selected item down one spot on the page, in relation to the other content
Move this item to the bottom. Move to Bottom Click this image to move the selected item to the bottom of the page

Helpful Hints

Cut - This icon acts like "cut" in an excel program. The content item does not move from the location until it has been pasted into another location. Select the checkbox for the content items you want to cut before using this icon.

Copy - Select the checkbox for the content items you want to copy before using this icon.

Paste - This icon does not appear until a content item has been copied or cut. A content item can only be pasted into another content item location. It cannot be pasted into a folder or page location. Copy and paste will link content items unless "Enable automatic de-linking on paste as default" is checked in the SubSite Options Manager.

Delete - There is not an "undo" button to retrieve items that have been deleted. Select the checkboxes for the content items you want to delete before using this icon.

Alphabetize - This option is available for all content items that have a title. They are alphabetized by title. Select the checkboxes for the content items you want to alphabetize before using this icon.