Printing

 

At some point, you may want to print out some of your lessons, either modules or a discussion topic, to study off-line. Here are instructions for doing so on particular platforms and browsers.

Print Syllabus

Click on View and then on the Printer icon. Your students have the same printer icon in their view.

Print Modules

As an instructor, simply click on the printer icon in the right-hand column of the modules list. That will gather together all sections of the module into a document. At the top of page one, there is another printer icon. Click on that to send it to your computer’s print command. By default, printing of modules is enabled in new sites so that your students have this friendly printer button to print your lectures. This is set under Modules >> Preferences.

If you’re working on a Mac computer, you can save this document in PDF format by clicking the PDF button at the bottom of the Print command box. Then choose Save as PDF. (There may be a similar feature on PCs, depending on the software you have installed.)

Print Content in Frames on a PC

Firefox:
  1. Right click in the frame you want to print. A menu pops up
  2. Pull down to Select All (Alternatively, you can select what you want to print by clicking and dragging yourself.)
  3. Choose File >> Print
  4. In the Print Range box (lower left), click Selection
  5. Click the OK button at the bottom of the box.
Internet Explorer
  1. Click and drag to select what you want to print
  2. Choose File >> Print
  3. In the Page Range box (lower left), click Selection
  4. Click the Print button at the bottom of the box.

OR

  1. Right-click inside the frame you want to print
  2. Choose File >> Print
  3. In the print dialog box, click on the Options tab at the top of the window
  4. Click on the Only the Selected Frame radio button
  5. Click on the Print button at the bottom of the box.

Print Frames on a Mac

Firefox:
  1. Click and drag to select the information you want to print
  2. Choose File >> Print
  3. In the Copies & Pages drop-down box near the top, click and drag down to Firefox
  4. Check Print Selection Only
  5. Click the Print button at the bottom of the window.

Mac - print selection only dialog box

Print Discussion Topics on a Mac

Firefox:
  1. If you have a 2-button mouse, right click in the middle of a discussion anywhere
  2. A menu pops up. Pull down to This Frame… and over to Open Frame in a New Window
  3. The frame opens in a new window without the header and left nav menu. Choose File >> Print
  4. In the resulting print dialog box, click on Print at the bottom of the window.

Mac menu: open frame in new window

Print Discussion Topics on a PC

Firefox:
  1. Right click in the discussion you want to print. A menu pops up
  2. Pull down to This Frame… and over to Open Frame in a New Window
  3. Choose File >> Print. Click OK in the resulting print dialog box
  4. Close the new window to return to the Etudes site.

PC - Open frame ... this frame menu

Internet Explorer:
  1. Right click in the middle of the discussion you want to print. A menu pops up
  2. In the print dialog box that appears, click Print
  3. In the resulting print dialog box, click Print at the bottom of the window.

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