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How can I secure my copyrighted handout (PPT, video, PDF) so that students are forced to view it, and not download?

Last Updated: Apr 16, 2013  |  12 Views

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Moodle v2 has options when adding resources that may help for this situation.  Here is a list:

  • Automatic - The best display option for the file type is selected automatically

  • Embed - The file is displayed within the page below the navigation bar together with the file description and any blocks

  • Force download - The user is prompted to download the file

  • Open - Only the file is displayed in the browser window

  • In pop-up - The file is displayed in a new browser window without menus or an address bar

  • In frame - The file is displayed within a frame below the the navigation bar and file description

  • New window - The file is displayed in a new browser window with menus and an address bar

Automatic is the default and what most faculty use for most resources.  However, as you can see above you do have the ability to force a specific type of display such as to display in the browser.  This may not necessarily stop them from printing, etc. depending on the type of resource.

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