Using SOL

This book contains all the student help information for Solent Online Learning.


HTML editor

The HTML editor screen appears whenever your need to add content to Solent Online Learning (e.g replying to a forum post, editing a journal or contributing to a wiki). You can just type text, or use the icons to add additional content and formatting.

HTML editor

Pasting text from elsewhere

You can cut and paste text from other Windows applications such as Microsoft Word straight into the editor, and your formatting will be preserved. Just use the "Tx" button to remove some of the formatting from your pasted text: Word clean icon

If you make a mistake, use the undo and redo buttons!  Undo and redo buttons

Inserting Images

In your journals and assignments, you can choose to display images from your online photo-sharing account (e.g flickr, photobucket, picasa). Find the URL for your image by right clicking on the image, selecting properties and copying the Address URL.

Then, select the Insert Image icon insert image and enter the address in the Image URL box.

You can also browse for the image within your own computer files or USB stick. Just click on Browse Repositories.

Insert an image

You can use the layout options to change the alignment of the image, add a border, spacing etc.

Inserting video

If you see this icon Video icon you can insert video from various places online, such as YouTube. Just click on Browse Repositories

Insert video

You can browse for the video within your own computer files or USB stick or click on the YouTube repository link or any other online file storage places you have such as Google Docs, etc.

Other useful icons

Full screen toggle - Switch to full screen

special character - Insert custom characters and symbols