Satellite Observations in Science Education

Info Panel


This simple RCO is typically used as a sub-component of more complex RCOs, to provide combo box (dropdown list and display box) functionality. If this is all that were needed, simple HTML would suffice. However this RCO gives you flexibility in the size of the content display areas, and is well suited for instructions or "tips"

The instructor need only provide an XML file with a set of terms. A term consists of a label and associated text. The instructor also provides a title for the Info Panel.

The sample XML file provided below can be populated with this data and must placed in the same location as the HTML file used to access and present this RCO.

Example usage:

This link will bring up a separate browser window with a page that uses this RCO. Note there are three RCOs used on this page. The Info Panel RCO is in a box labeled Instructions and Hints.

Snapshot of sample use:

Example use of Info Panel RCO

How to use

  1. Create an HTML file which will reference and load this RCO. Cut-and-paste the sample HTML below and use it as a starting point for your web page.
  2. Create an XML file with input data based on the example below.
  3. Download the RCO by right-clicking the download link below and choosing "Save Link Target As..."
  4. Edit the applet tag parameters to reference your new file names, and test.

Create your XML file one of two ways:

  Edit this sample Info Panel XML file

  Generate your XML automatically with this link.

This RCO bundled as a jar file

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