The Content Collection is a computer file storage system for Learning@Griffith, similar to the My Documents folder on your computer, or a home drive (H: Drive) or G drive on a network. Files such as Microsoft Office documents, images, photographs, PDF files, and audio and video files are stored in the Course Files section of the Content Collection when you add them to a course or Organisation site on Learning@Griffith.
Good to know
You don't need to access the Content Collection in normal use of Learning@Griffith. The primary purpose of the Content Collection is to fulfil the following functions:
- Storage of files currently available to students - Anytime that teaching staff attach or embed a file in a site, a copy of that file is added to the Content Collection for that course or Organisation. You do not need to put the file in the Content Collection yourself, in this case - it happens automatically.
- Storage of files for later use - You can also choose to add a file or files to the Content Collection directly and store them there until you are ready to link them from your course site. Do this by either:
- clicking on the link to Content Collection in the Control Panel, then choosing the course name to open the Content Collection folder for that course.
- clicking the Content Collection tab, visible to staff members only at the top of the Learning@Griffith screen, and navigating to the correct location to upload files.
Bulk upload of files
If you have a large number of files to upload, the Content Collection is the quickest way to add those files to Learning@Griffith. Several options for doing so are outlined on this page about adding files to course files (Blackboard Help).
As you can grant students permission to view whole folders of the Content Collection via a direct link, you can use this method to easily give your students access to view and download large numbers of files without having to attach them to a content item one by one. See the section on Content Collection permissions for more information.