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Using a Microsoft Excel Document in Your Courses in Axis LMS

Using a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (or any other Office Document) in your courses is easy, and there are several ways to do it.

Using your Excel Document as a Supporting Document
Often, you will have one or more Excel Documents for your users to reference or read that will help them complete the course materials, but the document itself is not necessarily a required item they must read/complete.

For this scenario, you will simply insert the Document as a reference item, as follows:
  1. Click COURSES (tab)
  2. Click MANAGE COURSES (icon)
  3. Click MANAGE (button)
  4. Click EDIT icon for page you want to put it on
  5. Click EDIT (pencil) next to SECTION you want to add it to (or ADD a section if needed)
  6. Click ADD CONTENT TO THIS SUBSECTION button (or add a Subsection first if needed)
  7. Click the RESOURCE icon
  8. type in a caption
  9. Click the INSERT FROM COMPUTER button to attach your Document
Note that when your user opens the document, they will need to have either Microsoft Office, or a viewer app to view your document (if you can convert your document to a PDF, it is more likely that your user will have a view on their systems to view a PDF).

Using your Document as a Required Item
You may want to require your user to read the Document as part of the course (and perhaps even require that they spend a certain amount of time reading it before they get completion credit for it).

For this scenario, you will have to wrap the Document using the Web Object Module Type as follows:

Part 1 - Create the Web Object
  1. Click MODULES tab
  2. Click NEW MODULE (icon)
  3. Click WEB OBJECT (icon)
  4. Click GOOGLE DOCS VIEWER or MICROSOFT OFFICE WEB APPS VIEWER icon
  5. Click INSERT FROM COMPUTER button and attach your Document
  6. Give it a Module Name, optionally assign time requirement, and SAVE
Part 2 - Insert it into the Course
  1. Click COURSES (tab)
  2. Click MANAGE COURSES (icon)
  3. Click MANAGE (button)
  4. Click EDIT icon for page you want to put it on
  5. Click EDIT (pencil) next to SECTION you want to add it to (or ADD a section if needed)
  6. Click ADD CONTENT TO THIS SUBSECTION button (or add a Subsection first if needed)
  7. Click the WEB OBJECT icon
  8. Click ADD button next to Document you added in Part 1

The features discussed in this article may or may not be available on your LMS system.
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