Adding a Folder in Your Course Moodle ISU


The Folder resource allows you to create a folder containing various files with one link on the front page of your Moodle ISU 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, see Moodle ISU Overview.
  2. Locate the week/topic in which you want to add the resource.
  3. Click Add an Activity or Resource.  

Note: A box will appear showing you all activities and resources.

4.   Select Folder under Resources and Click Add.


  1. Type the name of the folder in the Name field.  Students will see this name on the course homepage.
  2. In the Description field, Type a description of the folder or any additional information you would like students to see.

Adding Content

To add a file:

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

  1. In the window that opens, Select where your file is located (left side column). If the file is on your computer, Select Upload a file.

Click Browse…

  1. Locate the file.
  2. Select the file you want to upload.
  3. Click  Open.

Note: For information on files and repositories, see Files and new repositories.

To Add a Zipped File:

  1. Repeat the steps for uploading a file.
  2. Once the zip file has been uploaded, you can unzip it.
  1. Right Click the zipped file


  1. In the new window that will pop up select unzip.


Note: You will now see two folders with the same name – one will be the zip file and the other the unzipped folder. Once you have unzipped the folder, you will need to delete the zip file.

  1. Click the zipped folder and in the new window, Select Delete.

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Making Folders Inside Folders

You can add nested folders for added organization.

  1. Click 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.

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

Common Module Settings

This section sets how the activity uses groups and manual grade calculations. For more information on groups and groupings, see Groups and Groupings. For more information on manual grade calculations, contact ITRC.

Restrict Access

For more information on restricting access, see Conditional Release or contact ITRC.

Activity Completion
This section sets the conditions under which Moodle ISU will consider the activity to be complete. For more information on completion tracking, see Completion Tracking.

Once you have everything set

  1. Click Save and Display to view the file.  
  2. Click Save and Return to Course 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, visit Folder Resource.

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