You can easily upload files containing finished material from your own computer to Optima. Remember, however, that Optima is only a data storage place, which means that all users must have the software required for opening the files (such as the Acrobat Reader for pdf files).
Please note: You should save text files as doc files (rather that in docx format). This also applies to PowerPoint files. Users without the Microsoft 2007 software package cannot open x-ended files.
You may also upload image files to Optima. Remember to crop the images and reduce them to appropriate size before uploading them.
All files uploaded to Optima must be less than 10 MB. Always remember the copyright when uploading material!
Link to the Internet
If you have found a good article in the Internet you may link it with the workspace (Link to the Internet). If you do not have the copyright to the material in question (= you have not created it yourself), create a link to a new window.
Remember to give the link an appropriate name. Otherwise it will have a name such as ‘link3726’, which says little about its contents.
As www page
The Light Web editor is an easy and quick way to create www pages for such purposes as a workspace front page or a folder startpage. The Light Web editor also has templates for creating a visual image for your workspace. You can strengthen the visual contents with the Image Map editor, which allows you to create an image with fields activated as links. You can for example use the PowerPoint program for creating a chart of the workspace structure and the Image Map editor for activating the chart buttons into workspace folder links.
Video and voice recorder
Using the video and voice recorder you can create voice and video recordings and upload them to Optima (maximum length 30 minutes). Using the voice recorder, you can record course greetings or provide participants with feedback. Students can also be given assignments in which they are asked to record their own speech. Using a video recorder, students can give presentations or record interviews or other interactive situations. Teachers can record short lectures or information spots.