Using Permanent Links

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Permanent links in Ares allow instructors to link to a specific course Item- either an uploaded file or a link to an external website. This permanent link can then be used by Instructors on syllabi or other documents.

If you do not know the location of your Ares web pages, contact your local Ares system administrator or contact Atlas Systems at service@atlassys.com or 800-567-7401 ext. 1.

Default Ares Web Pages

If you are using the standard default Ares web pages and have not made any customizations, you can simply copy and paste a few files to configure permanent links.

  1. Navigate to the updated web pages in the Ares Updates folder (C:\Ares\Updates\WebPages by default).
  2. Copy the include_permanentlink.html file and place it in the Ares web folder (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Ares by default).
  3. Copy the IItemInfo.html file and place it in the Ares web folder (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Ares by default), replacing the old IItemInfo.html file.
  4. Copy the main.css file (in C:\Ares\Updates\WebPages\css by default) and place it in the Ares css web folder (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Ares\css by default), replacing the old main.css file.
  5. Copy the ZeroClipboard folder (in C:\Ares\Updates\WebPages\js by default) and place it in the Ares js web folder (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Ares\js by default).
  6. Copy the paste_16x16.gif file (in C:\Ares\Updates\WebPages\Images\ by default) and place it in the Ares images folder (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Ares\images by default).
  7. When all of these four files are in place, the Permanent Links box will appear on the Ares web pages.

Customized Ares Web Pages

If you have customized your Ares web pages and want to add the permanent links functionality, you can manually add some HTML and CSS to your pages.

  1. Add the following line to the IItemInfo.html page:

    <#ITEM field="PermanentLink" includefile="include_permanentlink.html">
  2. Add the following code block to the main.css:

    /* Styles for ZeroClipboard buttons */
    
    #d_clip_button {
    	text-align:center;
    	background-color:#fff;
    	vertical-align: -20%;
    	width: 16px;
    	display: inline;
    }
    #d_clip_button.zeroclipboard-is-hover { background-color:#eee; }
    #d_clip_button.zeroclipboard-is-active { background-color:#aaa; }
  3. You'll also need to copy the following files from the Ares Updates folder (C:\Ares\Updates\WebPages by default) and place them in your main Ares web folder:
    • The include_permanentlink.html page
    • The ZeroClipboard folder found in the js folder
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