The File Picker window enables you to upload files to Moodle ISU from various sources. The File Picker window can be accessed for various places in Moodle. This guide will help you understand the options available in the File Picker window when you encounter them in the course.
This guide will help you understand:
Wikipedia is the world's largest and most popular encyclopedia. It's online, free to use for any purpose, and free of advertising. Wikipedia contains more than 23 million volunteer-authored articles in over 285 languages, and is visited by more than 492 million people every month, making it one of the most popular sites in the world. It is a collaborative creation that has been added to and edited by millions of people during the past ten years: anyone can edit it, at any time. It has become the largest collection of shared knowledge in human history. The people who support it are united by their love of learning, their intellectual curiosity, and their awareness that we know much more together, than any of us does alone. The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and other free knowledge projects. Together these sites are the fifth most visited web property in the world. The Wikimedia repository enables a user to search Wikimedia and copy a selected image into Moodle ISU.
Google Docs serves as a repository that is linked to a gmail account. Users can create, edit, and save files in Google Docs, then upload them to their Moodle ISU course.
The Picasa web album is a service of Google. It allows Google users to organize, edit, and share photos. The Picasa web album repository enables users to copy images or files from Picasa into Moodle, similar to the Google Docs repository.
Note: For more information, see Welcome to Picasa.
Dropbox is a free service that lets you access your photos, documents, and videos from any computer. After you install Dropbox on your computer or mobile device, any file you save to your Dropbox account will automatically save to all your computers, mobile devices, and the Dropbox website. Files can be uploaded from your Dropbox when submitting assignments or to other places in Moodle where files can be uploaded.
Note: For more information, see Dropbox Help.
Flickr is a free Yahoo.com service that lets you store, sort, search and share your photos online. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you and your friends and family to tell stories about them.
The Flickr repository enables a user to log into their personal Flickr account and copy files from their account into any of the Moodle file interfaces.
Note: For more information click Flickr FAQ.
The Flickr public repository enables a user to search Flickr images that have been designated as public and copy photos from Flickr into any of the Moodle file interfaces. The public photos are searchable through tags. Tags are like keywords or labels that you add to a photo to make it easier to find later. You can tag a photo with phrases like "catherine yosemite hiking mountain trail." Later if you look for pictures of Yosemite, you can just click that tag and get all photos that have been tagged that way. The Flickr public search box will only find photos that have been designated for use with creative commons licensing.
For more information, see File picker.
For additional information, contact ITRC - (208)-282-5880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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