Item options

Once you select a file from your list to view it, you'll notice a bunch of options in the thin blue bar above your content. Each item, or 'page', in your course gets these options - though some item types get different or additional options that others.

Page options

To start with, here's the options that every item will have:

Background colour

When you import a file, the Assembler will automatically pick a background colour it thinks will look nice, depending on the content of the document. However, if you're not a fan of the Assembler's sense of decoration, you can easily change this.

To change an item's background colour, click on the BG Colour button in the top left and the following popup will appear.

Background colour button Background colour popup

From here, you can pick any of the four shades (Black, Dark grey, Light grey, White) or click the 'Choose a colour' button to pick a custom colour. You can also set the same background colour for all of your items in the Assembler if you wish, using the 'Apply to all pages' checkbox.

Choosing a custom background colour

When you're done, hit the Save button to confirm your choice.

Page title

In the middle of these options, the item title is also prominently displayed. You can rename items, but that isn't handled here anymore - go to Arranging your items to see how that works!

Deleting a page

Sometimes an item just needs to go. Courses move on; change of plans; you uploaded your dog's photo instead of your own - it happens to everyone! Don't worry though, deleting an item is also quite easy.

To delete an item, click the Delete page button to the very right of the thin blue bar. You will be asked to confirm before continuing. Clicking Yes will immediately delete the item, while clicking No will cancel the action.

Delete button Delete popup

Depending on the type of document you're viewing, you'll also have access to some additional options:


This option appears on all items except streaming media and quizzes. It's used to add an audio file to your item to accompany the current content. It's also got quite a few options within itself, but here's what you need to know.

To add an audio file, click the Audio button in the top left and the following popup will appear.

Audio button Audio popup

From here, you can either play your current audio (if any is present), record your own audio or upload an MP3 file from your deskop.

To record audio from your microphone, click the Record button. An additional area will appear at the bottom of the popup.

Recording audio

Click the second Record button once to start recording, then click it again when you're finished. You can preview your recording using the player provided, then click Accept to confirm your audio.

! If using this for the first time, you may get a notification from your web browser asking for permission to use your microphone. You'll need to accept it to allow recording.

To upload an existing audio file from your computer, click the Upload MP3 button. A window will open, allowing you to manually search for your file. Once you've got it, click on it once to select it, then click Open to import it.

Upload MP3

To download your current audio file, click the 3-dot icon that appears to the right of the player, then click the Download button. This will be useful if you want to edit recordings in external software before reuploading to the Assembler.

Downloading audio

To delete your audio, click the Remove button and it's gone. This deletes it immediately, so be sure you want it gone before clicking!

On a final note, there's also a handy speaker icon to the right of the navigation item.

Audio icon - audio attached

Completion rule

This option only appears on streaming media items. It's used to determine when the media will be marked as 'complete' as your users watch through it.

To change the completion point, click on the Completion rule button in the top left and the following popup will appear. Videos also have an option to hide the seek bar (sometimes called a scrub bar or progress bar). This ensures your learners must watch the video and not skip ahead.

Completion rule popup

The completion point is determined by a percentage slider and set to 50% by default (meaning the video is marked 'complete' at its halfway point). Click and drag the slider to the left or right to adjust the percentage to your preferred point.

When you're done, hit the Save button to confirm your choice.


This option only appears on multi-page documents (such as Word docs, Excel sheets and PDFs) if they're uploaded to the Assembler while 'Auto-split documents' is disabled (more on that here). These type of documents will initially take up only one item in the Assembler, but you may prefer to have their pages broken up into individual items instead.

To split a document, click on the Split button in the top left. The document will immediately be broken up into individual items, with each item listed as its own entry in the document list.

Splitting documents

When a document is split, we automatically indent all items after the first by deafult, though you can easily edit this (and also rename, rearrange and/or delete items at your leisure).

!! Splitting a document cannot be undone - if you want to reverse it, you'll have to upload the original file again!


All page types allow attachments. These are one or more files that are included with the final package that the user is able to download.

You can attach files by clicking on the Files button on the toolbar

Files button

When expanded, the files management popup lets you upload files, remove individual files you have uploaded, or remove all attachments from the page.

Files popup

When a page has one or more files, the navigation bar will show a paperclip icon against the page.

Paperclip icon

When viewing a course, the page that has attachments will list the file names across the bottom of the page in a series of coloured buttons (based on the theme colour). Clicking on a link will prompt the user to download that file (including media, images and pdf's).

Course page attachments

Page Scaling options

When a document has been converted and split into multiple pages, you can choose how to scale the page to fit the viewport. A 'Scaling' button will be available on such pages.

Page Scaling screen grab

You can choose whether the page will:

You can choose whether to apply the setting to just the page visible, or all pages that were converted from the original document.