This document covers:
- How to find past courses in the Digital Library
- How to add content from the Digital Library to a current course
- Linking to activities vs. copying activities in the Digital Library
Note: All course content that was in Echo classic from the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 school year has been migrated to your school's Digital Library in the current version of Echo.
How do I find my past courses in the Digital Library?
You MUST have an existing course to access the Digital Library.
If you need a refresher on how to create a course, see how do I create a course?
From the homepage click the editor icon located on a course card.
Click the +Add Activity... link.
From the pop-up menu select library.
Scroll down the list of libraries, or use the search feature to find your school's collection. Click on your school to open a list of courses.
Find past courses by scrolling through the list or by using the search feature. Double-click to open the course.
How do I add content from an old course to a current course?
Once inside a course within the digital library, you will see all of its content. When you find a project, folder, resource, activity, etc. that you would like to copy into the existing course, use the select all button to select it and then click the copy activity button at the bottom.
The item(s) will now appear in your course syllabus.
Once items are copied to a course, be sure to check their visibility.
Click the pop out menu on the righthand side of your screen and select the properties tab to see the item's visibility
To adjust the item's visibility, click the pencil icon next to the item and select the settings tab. Look for the visibility and access panel.
When accessing material from the Digital Library, you have a choice to Link to Activity or Copy Activity. You will almost always want to choose Copy Activity.
Copy Activity: Does just what it says - copies the activity into your course to edit as you see fit.
Link to Activity: The content will appear in your course, BUT you can't change it and any changes made in the original will also appear in your course with no notification to you. Think about as you would linking to a newspaper article or website, the links can "break" or the content can change.
Echo is constantly being improved based on the feedback from users and we strive to keep our documentation up to date. If this document doesn’t match what you are seeing in Echo, please let us know.