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Download Content

Sometimes it's useful to have a downloadable copy of a module for offline use or review. The SERC CMS provides a feature that automatically allows users to download all pages in a module in PDF & ZIP formats. The ZIP files are valid Common Cartridge files that can be imported directly to a Learning Management System (LMS).

This feature always downloads the most recent versions of webpages. It might take a few seconds to generate the PDF or ZIP file if there are many pages in the module.

Download module as PDF

Download the current module as a PDF file using the tag [offline pdf 'Download a PDF of this module'].

Example: Download a PDF of this module

The PDF is a single file that lists all pages in the module. It looks similar to printed versions of the webpages and includes only text and some images with minimal styles or colors. It's optimized for readability and since it's a PDF, videos and embedded web features aren't included.

Download module as ZIP

Download the current module as a ZIP file using the tag [offline commoncartridge1p0 'Download a ZIP file of this module'].

Example: Download a ZIP file of this module

The ZIP file is a mostly complete offline version of all the pages in the module including styling and all internal multimedia (images, files, and videos) hosted on your SERC website. External content (embed codes, YouTube videos, Slideshare presentations, etc) won't be included in the ZIP file.

These ZIP files are valid Common Cartridge files that can be imported directly to a Learning Management System (LMS) that supports the Common Cartridge format. That's why the second option for this tag is 'commoncartridge1p0' instead of 'zip'.

Options

For both examples above the text option "Download a PDF/ZIP file of this module" becomes the link text for users to click on and can be replaced by any other text.

If you need to create a link to download pages from a different module, add the option module1234 to the end where 1234 is the target module ID to download. Without this option the tag downloads the current module. There is no space between module and the module ID.


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