LON-CAPA internally recognizes the types of resources by the filename extension. Within the authoring space, there are two methods to create a new resource:
- If you are using Inline Menus, you may use the dropdrown menu on the right of the authoring screen to indicate the type of resource you want to create as shown in the figure . The filename extension will be specified when you select the resource type. This method is best for new authors.
- Or, you may type the full url of the new resource in URL bar of your browser. You must use a valid file extension. LON-CAPA will recognize the new resource type by the filename extension and present you the appropriate menus to create your resource. This method is appropriate for advanced authoring.