Adding a Folder in Your Course Moodle ISU 2


Introduction

The folder resource allows you to create a folder containing various files with one link on the front page of your Moodle ISU 2 course. You can then add files to the folder and all the students will have access to them automatically through the folder link.  Files are listed alphabetically.  The folder resource replaces the directory in previous versions of Moodle.

This guide will help you to:

Add a Folder

  1. Turn Editing On. For more information please see Moodle ISU 2 Overview.
  2. Locate the week/topic where you want to add the resource.
  3. Open the Add a Resource dropdown menu.
  4. Select the Folder option. This will take you to the Adding a New Folder page.

  1. General

  1. Content

There are two ways to create your folder 1) Create the folder and add the appropriate files or 2) Add a zipped file and unzip.

To Create a Folder

  1. Click on Create folder.

  1. In the box that appears Type the name of the folder.

  1. Click on the name of the folder you just created to open the folder.

  1. Above the content buttons you will see the path.  i.e., Files Path: Files►Name of your new folder 

  1. Click on the Add… button to add files to the folder you just created.

  1. In the File Picker window that opens, Click on the repository where your folder is located.

Note: If the file is on your computer Click Upload a file.

  1. Click the Browse… button
  2. Locate the file.
  3. Click on the file you want to upload.
  4. Click the Open button

Note: For information on Files and Repositories – see Files and new repositories.

To Add a Zipped Folder

  1. Click on Add… button

  1. In the File Picker window that opens, Click on the repository where your zipped folder is located.

Note: If the file is on your computer Click Upload a file.

  1. Click the Browse… button
  2. Locate the zipped folder.
  3. Click on the zipped folder you want to upload.
  4. Click the Open button.
  5. Once the folder has been uploaded you can unzip the folder.  Click on the Gear symbol next to the zipped folder and Select Unzip.
  6. You will now see two folders with the same name – one will be the zipped folder (with a zipper on the folder symbol) and the unzipped folder.  Once you have unzipped the folder you will need to delete the zipped folder.
  7. Click on the Gear symbol next to the zipped folder and Select Delete.

Common Module Settings

This section sets how the activity uses Groups and manual grade calculations.  For more information on the group options please see Groups and Groupings.  For more information on manual grade calculations please contact the ITRC.

Restrict Access

This section sets the conditions under which students may interact with this activity. For more information please see Conditional Release/Restricting Access.

Activity Completion

This section sets the conditions under which Moodle ISU 2 will consider the activity to be complete. For more information please see Completion Tracking.

Once you have everything set:

  1. Click the Save and Display button to view the file.  
  2. Click the Save and Return to Course button to be taken back to the main course page.

Note: The new resource will always appear at the bottom of the list within the week/topic you have chosen.

For more information please visit http://docs.moodle.org/23/en/Folder


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