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How to Update the LOR


The process of overwriting replaces, but does not delete, an existing learning object in a repository.  In effect, overwriting creates a new version of the learning object or file.  The new object must have the same structure as the object that it replaces.  You can overwrite one module or workshop with another module or workshop, but you cannot overwrite a topic with a module or workshop.  It is recommended that you only overwrite a file or a topic with a file of the same type.


1.  Navigate to the appropriate LOR course.


2.   Select the "Course Menu" icon from the course navbar.


3.   Locate the item to overwrite in the LOR and from the dropdown menu, select "Edit HTML".   Make the necessary edits and save the changes.  **NOTE** Updates to the title of the file will not pull through to the LOR.


4.  Once the edits have been made and saved, select "Publish to LOR" from the dropdown menu.


5.  In the "Publish To" field, choose the repository that you previously published the file to and select the radio button next to "Overwrite an existing object".


6.  To search for the item to be overwritten, select the "Search" button as attempting to enter information into the search box does not net any results.


7.  Within the "Add Object from LOR" popup box, select "Show Repositories".


8.  All available repositories will be checked.  Uncheck all repositories except for the repository that the file was originally uploaded to.


9.  Type in the file name and select the "Search" button.  **NOTE** Make sure to select the most recent version of the item, an error will occur if you do not do so.


9a.  You may also do a wide open search by just selecting the "Search" button.


9b.  Choose the radio button next to the item to be overwritten and select the "Select" button.  


10.  Before selecting the Next button, select the checkbox next to "Replace existing object's metadata".  If you choose not to replace the existing object's metadata, it will inherit the previous object's metadata.  Metadata is a collection of descriptors that describe a single quantity of information (data about data).  Using metadata enables you to attach descriptive tags to your learning objects and files to provide searchable context for the content you publish.  Metadata can make the learning objects easier to find.


11.  Select the "Next" button.


12.  Select the "Next" button.


13.  Select the "Publish to LOR" button.


14.  Once publishing is complete, select the "Done" button.


15.  Check the item within the course to make sure the file updated to the newest version.


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