Guides Settings and Page actions

Page settings

Access Page settings by clicking on Settings while editing a Guide.

Page settings

Use layout to control the appearance of your panels

You can choose from a variety of panel layouts to control the display inside the window for each page of content.

Layouts

The dropdown list contains the available layouts.

click here for information on how to reference these panels when auto opening code files, url previews or terminal windows.

The top-most and default entry in the Layout dropdown is Previous. This means it will use the same panel layout as specified on the previous page.

Show/Hide Folders

You can place code samples for each page in separate directories and then you can show only the relevant folders for a specific page. On the Page settings, you can specify that folder and all non-specified folders are hidden from view in the file tree.

The benefit of hiding folders is that the student is not distracted by other folders and files that are not relevant to the page.

Full File Tree:

Full File Tree

Hiding of Folders:

Hiding Folders

Defining folders to hide:

  1. From edit mode on the page you wish to hide folders, access Page settings by clicking on Settings.

  2. In the Show Folders field, specify the folder or folders which should be shown in the file tree. Use the ; character to separate multiple folders.

Defining folders

If you have several pages that show the same folders, you only need define the folders on the first page of the set of pages. All subsequent pages will use the same Show Folders setting until a new one is encountered.

Close Tabs

Enable this to close all panels open from the previous page.

  • Close Terminal Session when Close tabs enabled, allows you the option to retain terminal session from previous section. By default, terminal session will close.

Content Type

You can specify whether the page content type is Markdown or HTML. If you choose HTML, you will need to set the page HTML header and footer in global settings.

Teacher only content

If this switch is enabled then the page contents will not be show to students. Teachers will be able to see it when they open an assignment in a course or when opening a students assignment.

Learning Objectives

A tag field that can be used for data analysis.