When you are putting your materials together, I’m suggesting that you consider using the “Item” option when you can, instead of “File”.
When what you have is a file (of any sort, PDF, Word, PPT, image, etc) to ‘hand’ to your students, there’s a difference in presentation when you use the “Item” option.
Whoa. Teeny text (although you can click to embiggen). This is what it says:
This is an “Item” added to a content page. Not really a spectacular thing but it lets me put words around whatever else I’m doing.
There is an option to “attach file” that I’m going to take advantage of.
In the “text” area of the item, I can put words around the file (in this case, a PPT file). I can explain what it is and what I expect students to do/read/know with this file. This is part of the “tell students why you want them to look at this file” philosophy.