Using Page

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Why a Page and not a File?

  1. Opens seamlessly - no clunky attempts to launch third party software (e.g. Microsoft Word) which some users may not be able to access.
  2. Can be accessed by mobile devices e.g. smartphones (again, not all smartphones can handle word-processed documents)
  3. Much easier for the Teacher to edit (i.e. saves time)
  4. Much more accessible, and readily configurable for reading (easier to resize text, change colours, etc, in the web browser)
  5. Can contain links - e.g. to files on learn.gold, to web pages, or to Glossary entries

When to use a Page rather than a File

Use a Page if:

  • the document doesn't need to be printed
  • you need to update it fairly often
  • you don't need to impose strict control over the way it looks (for accessibility reasons you should, if educationally appropriate, avoid taking control)
  • your students may need to refer to it (on their smartphone for example) frequently for reference e.g. timetable, schedule, tutorial groups, reading list.