Using the Labels Toolbar

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Introduction - Labels : 

Introduction - Labels Editing Buttons (Turn Editing On) Indent (move to the right). Handy to position similar activities Move Up or Down (reposition the label or resource/activity) Update or Edit this resource/activity Delete this resource/activity (use with care – you can select Yes or No) Hide this resource/activity only – teachers can see it but not students Note – this is the only action you can do to a Topic (except move it up or down as well) Topic only – Highlight (globe), Hide (eye), Move up (up arrow) or Move down (down arrow). Moving a topic makes it the previous or next number.

Home Page: Click the button to go to the topic that best fits your needs : 

Home Page: Click the button to go to the topic that best fits your needs

Creating a Label : 

Creating a Label Home Click in the Topic to add the label to. Type in the text you want put in as a Topic or general label

Slide 4: 

Practice sheet – delete when finished.

Topic Headings : 

Topic Headings Font sizes give heading size choices Heading size choices Topic Headings form part of your method of presenting the training and can be in Weeks (1, 2, 3...), Subjects (Labels, Linking files...), Sessions (1, 2, 3...) or simply headings. Topic 0 is the top part of the screen and always has a News Forum. It should be used as your introduction to your training session. It is a good idea to keep the higher font sizing (# pt) and lower Heading type (1 or 2) for topics. General Labels can be formatted in any way you like. Turn Editing on Click on the (Update) button Type in the heading Select (drag over) the heading Select the pt size Select the heading type Click to go to the next screen to see other formatting actions

Formatting a Topic Heading : 

Formatting a Topic Heading The Topic Heading should tell your students what is in that topic for the session. This can be left blank (and buttons, outlines etc added to the topic) or can be any text you want it to be. Select the heading text once you have typed it in. Fonts are limited to Web fonts, Click to Align Heading (Centre) Click the T for Font Colour Click the Background colour button for Shading Home

Creating a General Label : 

General labels can be used to break up exercises in a Topic section, to give general background information or to guide students to what to do next. Try to avoid using too much text in the sandbox – it is much better to link to a .pdf or word document where there is a large amount of text to be read. Creating a General Label Turn Editing on Click on the next to “Add a resource...” Click “Insert a label” Type in the text Select what you have typed Format to suit (see Advanced Formatting for more options) When finished, Save and close. Align Font colour Shading colour Bold italics underline Click the Undo if you make a mistake

Moving Labels in the Topic section : 

Once you have created labels they can be moved up or down the topic section or to the right or left (indented) as needed. Moving Labels in the Topic section Home Moving to the Right With Editing on click on the blue arrow as many times as needed. Moving Up or Down Click the Move button from the Editing button group. Text will disappear and the move position shown by a number of s shapes. Click on the I in the position you want the action (label, activity or resource) to go.

Indent Buttons, Bullets & Numbering : 

Indent Buttons, Bullets & Numbering Decrease / Increase Indents Click the Increase Indent button to move the text in the label to the right and away from the left margin. This takes the reader’s eye to the text, breaking up the line. Text headings should be left on the left margin. Click the Decrease Indent to move back to the left. Numbering / Bullets Buttons Click the Numbering button to type a list of instructions (i.e. readings or actions. Click the Bullets button to type a list that has no specific order (ie Your list should include  xxx Home

Other Useful Buttons (in Update mode) : 

Other Useful Buttons (in Update mode) Adding a Smiley Face Click in the position you want to add the icon. Click to see the icons (emoticons) available. Click on the icon you like. Select the icon and tap Delete to remove. Horizontal Line (across the sandbox). Double click on the line and change the Text colour to suit. Save and Return to course. Select and tap the Delete key to remove.

Other Useful Buttons (cont...) : 

Other Useful Buttons (cont...) Insert a Special Character Position the cursor Click this button Click the character you want Click the [Close] button. Select and tap Delete to remove Enlarge Editor Where you have a lot of text, or are using other actions such as tables or inserting pictures etc click this button to get a larger working area (and show the tables buttons) You can maximise this screen and simply close when finished to return to the original screen.

Other Useful Buttons (cont) : 

Other Useful Buttons (cont) Insert Image: Image must be small in size and saved to your desktop. 1. Click [Browse...] to find the image you want. 2. Click [Upload] to put it into the Files in your sandbox. 3. If successful your file will appear here. Click on the image to be uploaded Type alternate text for the image here

Using the Links buttons : 

Using the Links buttons

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