|Post Files Online (for Teachers)|
On the screen, teachers can upload files for their students and parents to download, such as handouts, worksheets, syllabi, permission slips, etc. You specify which courses/subjects each file is for, and you can add a description. (Admins have a similar feature for the whole school.) Students and parents see files listed for their classes on the "Files" tab when they login.
Also you can send email with links to your files. (This is a link, not an attachment, so do not delete or rename the file until they've had a chance to download it).
If you have more than one section of the same course, those classes see the same files, even if your classes are at different schools. Click the "Copy" button to list the same file for more than one course. (This doesn't literally copy the file, so it doesn't take more storage.)
If students cannot download your files, make sure their browsers are not blocking downloads. For Internet Explorer, in the "Tools" menu select "Internet Options...". Click the "Security" tab and click the "Custom Level" button. Scroll to find "Downloads" > "Automatic prompting for file downloads" and select "Enable".
If files download as weird text, you're using an incompatible file format. Microsoft Office 2007+ uses .docx, .xlsx, and .pptx file formats, which cannot be read by anyone using Office 2003 or earlier unless they install the Compatibility Pack from Microsoft. But since may students and parents might not have that compatibility pack at home, it would be better if you resave your documents in the 97-2003 format (.doc, .xls, .ppt).