Add and display contextual information about a file or folder

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Users can add a description to files and folders in Resources. Site participants can view these descriptions by clicking on the information icon located to the right of the item.

Go to Resources

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Select the Resources tool from the Tool Menu of your site.

Click Actions, then Edit Details

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To add contextual information, to the right of the file or folder, from the Actions drop-down menu, select Edit Details.

This displays the item's Edit Details page.

Enter details, then Update

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Enter (or paste) a description of the file or folder in the Description box, then click Update.

View item details

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The description is now available to participants by clicking on the information icon.

More questions about the Resources tool?

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This page is adapted from an equivalent Sakai Community help article.

The original Sakai Community help article, unedited, is available at