Adding Folders in Moodle

Posted June 4th, 2014 at 12:20 pm.

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to add folders to your courses:

Method 1: Drag-and-drop

1) After logging in and going to your course in Moodle, make sure to click “Turn editing on” in the upper right-hand corner.

2) Locate the zipped folder on your computer and drag it to your course into the section you want it to appear. (Note: if the folder is not already compressed, this will not work. To compress a folder, right click and choose “Send to -> compressed (zipped) folder.” On a Mac, press control+click and then select “Compress (folder name here).“)

3) Once you drag it onto your course, Moodle will ask if you would like to unzip it and have it as a folder, or if you would like it to show up as a zipped file for your students to download. In most cases, you will want to choose “

The folder should now show up on your Moodle course with all of its files as a resource for your students.

Method 2: Create an empty folder and add files separately

1) After logging in and going to your course in Moodle, make sure to click “Turn editing on” in the upper right-hand corner.

2) Click on “Add an activity or resource” and choose “Folder” towards the bottom of the list.

3)  Put in a Name and Description for the folder. If you just want an empty folder for now, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save and return to course.” If you want to add files to the folder now, continue with Step 4.

4) You can either drag and drop files into the Content box with the blue arrow, or click the Add button in order to choose and upload files from your computer.

5) After you have all the files you want in the folder, scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save and return to course.” Once the folder is on your site, you can edit the contents at any time by clicking on the Update icon.

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