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The functions of the detailed view in the old user interface are gradually transferred to the new user interface. However, this section only describes their use in the old user interface.

The following functions are already available in the new interface and described in other sections:

The detailed view of a resource provides information about the resource as well as access to central resource management functions.

Detailed view of a course


Overview of the detailed view

Depending on the system configuration, user role and rights, the detailed view of a resource contains the following content:

Information about the resource

Title and description of the resource as well as the semester, general information (such as the ID of the resource and direct links), catalogue entries, owners, metadata of the resource, access rights and additional information for owners, e.g. information on how to use the resource

Access to administrative functions

Edit, copy, export, link, change description, settings or catalogue entries, define owners and set bookmarks

The prerequisites for these functions are administrative rights for the relevant content. This means that the user is either the:

  • owner of the resource,
  • learning resource administrator from any of the institutions the owners belong to, or
  • another owner of the resource has allowed copying the resource using the function Change properties.

Open detailed view

  1. Open the resource and select the small triangle icon from the menu at the top of the page. A selection list opens showing additional functions according to your rights.
  2. Click on the entry Details and settings to open the detailed view of the resource.
Open the detailed view of the course
3. The detailed view of the resource opens. On the right, you will find all functions available to you under Learning resource.Opened detailed view of a course

Edit resource

Click on the pencil icon  to open the editing mode of the resource. For courses, the so-called course editor opens, which allows you to configure and customise the elements of the course.

Copy resource

To copy a resource, proceed as follows:


Switch to the detailed view of the resource you want to copy and select Copy from the menu on the right.

Toolbox learning resources, copy function

You have the possibility to customise the title, description, semester and image of the resource.

Click on Save and then on Next.

Copy course - Customise title and description

The resource has been copied. You will find it in the opened tab Teach & Learn.

However, the copied resource will not yet be accessible to users. For more information, refer to the help page Publishing courses and course content.


To export a resource, proceed as follows:


Switch to the detailed view of the resource.

Open detailed view


Select the entry  Export content from the menu on the right.

Export content button


A dialogue window with different export formats opens.

Export formats


Click on an entry to automatically start the export. Your resource will be saved in ZIP format on your computer.

Course without history data

This option exclusively saves course content and configurations (course elements, learning group assignments, tests, files, etc.).

All user data, such as group members, test results, forum contributions, etc. are not exported. The content of this export format thus corresponds to the "copy" function.

Course with history data

This option saves a complete copy of your course including all user data such as lists of participants, test results, task solutions, assessments, forum contributions, etc.

To link a course in another course, proceed as follows:

  1. You can determine in advance whether the assessment and information of the course will be adopted in the linked version.
  2. Click on Finish.
  3. Enter the title, description, ID, or metadata of the course to which you would like to add the link.
  4. An overview of your courses matching your search terms will be displayed.
  5. Select the checkboxes next to the courses in which you wish to embed the link. Click on Finish.
  6. Select the position of the linked course by clicking on the desired location within the parent course.
  7. Click on Insert course element.
  8. Then you need to Publish the course in order to make your changes visible to course participants.
  9. Close the wizard. Your course has now been successfully linked in the course.

Add resource to catalogue

A resource can only be added to the catalogue (course offerings) if it has been released to All registered users (BAR-).

  1. Click on the option Add to catalogue in the menu on the right.
  2. In the dialogue, you can select the desired catalogue categories to which you want to add the resource.
  3. Complete the action with Select.
Add resource to catalogue

In the detailed view, the section Catalogue entries gives an overview of all categories to which the course has been added. To undo the categorisation, click on the delete icon next to the desired entry.

Change description

You can customise the title, description, and other resource information.

Depending on the resource type, different settings may be changed.

Access rights

Can be copied: This option allows other course authors to copy your course.

Can be referenced: This option allows other course authors to embed your course in their own courses.

Can be shown: This option allows other users to access and start your course (enabled by default).

Can be downloaded: This option allows other course authors to export your course.

Access have: This option allows you to determine which users can see/have access to your course. For more information, refer to the section Publishing courses and course content.

Course layoutHere you can select a layout for your course. Further information can be found under Course layout.
Resource folderYou can add a resource folder to your course. More detailed information is provided under Resource folder.
Performance resultsThis option allows you to enable performance results for your course. More detailed information on assessments and performance results can be found in the sections Assessment and Performance results.
CalendarThis option allows you to add a calendar to your course. Alternatively, you may also use the course element Calendar. For more information, see the section Calendar.
GlossaryIf you have already created a glossary, this option allows you to add it to your course and make it available to the course participants. More detailed information is provided under Glossary.
Course storage folderThe course storage folder allows you to store documents you wish to use in the course. These documents may, for example, include images and text documents as well as specific layout or certificate templates. Only users who are allowed to edit the course have access to the folder.
Default language

The default selected language is used as the source language for all translated course elements. It can be customised in the tab Multilingualism.


Here you can set the memory size.

Alphabetical index

For resources of the type Glossary, the alphabetical index uses the characters from A to Z, i.e. the Latin alphabet.

For a glossary with a different character set, the index should be disabled.

Set bookmarks 

You have the possibility to bookmark resources and provide a title and an optional description. To sort your bookmarks, you can summarise them into existing folders or create new folders. Alternatively, you can also mark your favourites by clicking on the (star) . For further information, refer to the help page My favourites.