Rename a Folder, Assignment, Question, or File

You can rename a folder, assignment, question, or file in WebAssign®.

Renaming an item does not affect links or references to the item because those references are based on the item's unique ID number, which does not change.

To rename a folder, assignment, question, or file from the My Folders page:

  1. In the toolbar, click folder icon Folders.

    Alternatively, open the My Files window when editing an assignment, question, or announcement.

    From this page:Do this:
    Question EditorClick My Files in the Page Tools panel.
    Assignment EditorClick Include File for either the Description or Instructions.
    Communication HomeClick My Files to the left of your announcement text.
  2. Navigate to the item you want to rename and select its check box.
    Note: You can rename one item at a time only.
  3. In the Modify Selected Items list, select Rename.
  4. Type the new name for the item and click OK.
    Important: Do not include the forward slash (/) or backslash (\) characters in folder or file names.

    These characters are interpreted as part of the item's location and can prevent you from opening the item. You can use a space or underscore if needed.

Your item is renamed. Any references to it now use the new name. This includes both current and past classes and assignments.