The Reading Workshop 1.0
The reading workshop allows the uploading of reading passages
for students. In addition, the workshop allows the optional attachment of a
picture and other workshop files such as a multiple choice exercise or a glossary.
To create a reading:
- Enter a title for the reading in the space
- Enter a file name for the reading you are creating.
- Enter an optional comment describing the contents of the reading.
This will be displayed above the reading itself.
- If you wish to include a .jpg or .gif image above the reading,
press the "Browse" button and locate a file on your hard drive to
upload for the reading. There is a maximum upload size of 50KB so make sure
to compress your picture or reduce its size appropriately before uploading
it to the OWLS site.
- Type or paste in the body of the reading into the section labelled
- If active, other workshops may appear below the form for the
body of the reading. For example, a list of glossaries, or currently available
multiple choice quizes may be available for attachment. If such exercises
and glossaries have been added before hand, simply choose the appropriate
glossary, media, or excersise you wish to add to the reading.
- Enter the password for the site and click on the button labelled
"Create New Page"
To delete a reading:
- A list of currently available readings is displayed to the
right in the workshop.
- For each file you wish to delete, click in the check box next
to the appropriate file.
- Enter the password in the bottom field and then press "Delete
Things to watch out for:
- Make sure any picture you upload is within the size limit (usually
- If the web server you have installed OWLS on is running low
on space, you may receive an error. Delete some of your media files, exercises
or contact your web host or administrator for more space.
- If you have a slow internet connection or if the picture you
are uploading is very large, the upload can take a long
time or may time out.
- If your passage contains blank lines and these are not
displayed properly or if there is other formatting you wish to use, some limited
use of HTML tags is permissable to create italics, bold text, or indicating
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October 28, 2002