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File Activities in Lessons

How to upload and use files from your computer as an activity in an Otus Lesson.

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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Do you have a file on your computer you'd like students to use in a lesson? You've come to the right place!

  • Step 1: After you've created the lesson, add an Activity and select Add Resource.

  • Step 2: Select the File Upload button, then click Browse.

  • Step 3: Locate and upload the desired file on your computer.

  • Step 4: You can re-name the file if you'd like, otherwise, click Save.

  • Step 5: Add a title and instructions.

  • Step 6: Add an image (optional). For best results, use an image with a ratio equivalent to 300 length x 200 width. *If this ratio is not used, the image will be seen in full by the student but a blurred background of the uploaded image will be added to fill the blank space. See below.

Teacher View

This is what the File Activity looks like as you are building.

Student View

This is what the File Activity looks like for the students within the lesson.

Student View: Opened

This is what the File Activity looks like for the students once they've clicked on the activity.

  • Step 7: Click Save.

When the student accesses this activity, there will be a button that says Download. The student will click that to access the file you uploaded.

FAQ and Troubleshooting

Click to see FAQ and troubleshooting details.

Can I edit or replace the file once I've saved the activity?

No. At this time, you are unable to edit or replace the file once the activity has been saved. To add your vote to the feature request to be able to edit the file activity, click here.

If I clone the Lesson, will the file be in the cloned lesson?


If I send a copy of this lesson to a colleague, will the file be in their copy of the lesson?


Is there a way for me to access the file after I've added it to the activity?

Yes. When you create a file activity in a lesson like this, the file will automatically appear on your bookshelf.

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