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The Documents tool allows you to organise files just like you do on your pc/laptop.

You can create simple web pages ('Create a document') or upload files of any type (HTML, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Acrobat, Flash, Quicktime, etc.). Remember, of course, that your learners will need to have the appropriate software to open and run these files. Some file types can contain viruses; be careful not to upload virus-contaminated files, unless your portal admin has installed server side anti=virus software. It is, in any case, a worthwhile precaution to check documents with antivirus software before uploading them.

Documents are presented in alphabetical order.

Tip : If you want to present them in a different order, number them (e.g. 01, 02, 03...) Or use the Learning Path to present a sophisticated Table of Contents. Note that once your documents are uploaded, you may decide to hide the documents area and show only one link on the Homepage (using the links tool) or a Learning Path containing some documents from your Documents area.

Create a document

Select Create a document > Give it a title (no spaces, no accents) > type your text > Use the buttons in the wysiwyg (What You See Is What You Get) editor to input information, tables, styles etc. To create effective web pages, you need to become familiar with three key functions: Links, Images and Tables. Be aware that web pages offer less layout options than e.g. Ms-Word pages. Note also that as well as creating a document from scratch in the editor, you can also cut and paste existing content from a web page or a Word document. This is an easy and quick way to import content into your Chamilo course.

Upload a document

Rename a document (a directory)

Delete a document (or a directory)

Make a document (or directory) invisible to users

Add or modify a comment to a document (or a directory)

To delete a comment, click on , delete the old comment in the field and click .


You can organise your content through filing. For this:

Create a directory

Move a document (or directory)

Create a Learning Path

This learning path will look like a Table of Contents and can be used as a Table of Contents, but can offer you much more in terms of functionality. (See Learning Path Help).
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