WebCT 4.1: File Attachments
The Attachment option allows you to include any files on
your hard drive in discussion or mail messages. The process for
attaching files to mail and discussion messages is identical. Keep
in mind that when the recipient downloads the file, they will need
the correct software for viewing or editing the file.
From either the Discussions or Private Mail,
click Compose Message to create a new message.
Click Browse... in the Compose Discussion/Mail
Message window to open the file upload window. If you know the
path and file name to the desired file, you can type
it directly in the text box to select a local
If you cannot see the file you want to attach, select All
Files from the Files of type drop down
After selecting the desired file, click Open.
Click Attach File in the Compose Discussion/Mail Message
window to attach the file.The Compose Discussion/Mail Message
window should now have the file listed similar to the screen
below. Repeat the process for additional files or if you do not
want to attach one of the files on the list, click the check box
next to the file name and then click the Remove attachments
You can click the hyperlink filename to view the contents of
A message containing attachments will have a See Attached
icon (a paperclip) to the left of the message in Discussion Messages
or (after clicking on a mail message) to the left of a mail
- Click the paperclip icon to open the view attachments window:
The view attachments window is divided into two frames. The
left frame lists atttachment filenames and the right frame shows a
preview. To view a file, click the filename.
To download an attachment, select the file by clicking the
radio button to the left of the file name and then click the
Press the Close button to close the view attachments