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How to Add Digital Downloads to your Learning Activities

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In LearnWorlds, you can easily create your Courses and include your Learning Activities. Additionally, with Digital Downloads, you can also offer your students a companion file along with your main learning activity. 

You can upload one or more digital download files of your choice from your computer and offer them to your users in any learning activity you wish as extra material. Digital downloads are ideal for providing extra resources with supplementary material for your students, or, for example, for including worksheets for your students to download.

Add a Digital Download

You can follow these steps to add a digital download:

1. Go to Course Manager and locate the desired course.

2. Find the Learning Activity to which you want to add a Digital Download. 

3. Hover over the learning activity to which you want to add your companion file (digital download) and click on Settings.

4. When the side form pops up, click on Add digital download, browse the file from your computer, and click on Open.

5. Once the companion file (digital download) is successfully uploaded, you will see its title.


  • If you want to upload more files, click on Add digital download. If you hover over the file, you can edit its title by clicking on the edit (pencil) button. 
  • In case you change your mind about the files and want to delete them, hover over their title and click on the delete button. 
  • Digital downloads are additional, complementary files and not the main learning content. Always make sure to add your learning material according to the learning activity you have created, as described here.

How users can locate the Digital Download file

Once your users enter the Course Player in the respective learning activity, they will notice on the right corner a paperclip icon (just below the title of your learning activity) related to the downloadable file you offer.

If your users click on the paperclip icon on the far right, a menu will expand on the top of the screen and they can just click on the name of the file and download the file attachment.


  • The supported digital download files are up to 20 MB, and only Latin characters in the title of the files are supported. (special characters like â, è, ü, etc, are not supported).
  • If you have disabled the option to Print PDF files in your copyright settings, the digital download file will not be available for printing. To resolve this, you can compress the PDF to .zip before you upload it as a digital download. The .zip format overcomes the restrictions of your PDF copyright settings, making it easier for your learners to access and print the content.

Customize the Digital Download icon

You can change the Digital Download's icon size, shadow, and background, using the following, under <style> (css) for built-in pages (i.e. social, profile, workpad, my account) in your Custom Code.

Icon Size

/*change the icon's size*/
.slug-path-player .-second-col-content .unit-attachments-wrapper-icon:before {
width: 25px;
height: 25px;
background-size: 15px;

Add Shadow and change icon's Background Color

/*add shadow and change the icon's background*/
.slug-path-player .-second-col-content .unit-attachments-wrapper-icon {
    box-shadow: #97979782 -4px 4px 10px 1px;
    background: #ffffff;

Change Background Color 

/*change background color*/
.slug-path-player .unit-attachments-wrapper.white #unitAttachments {
background-color: rgba(250,250,250,0.8);

 You can adjust the opacity of the background color, by changing the value 0.8 under the background-color.

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