Add course content

  1. Add a file
  2. My private files

  1. Add a file

    To add a file in a course section,

    1. Click Turn editing on if you have not already done so
    2. Click "Add an activity or resource" and select File. The setting page will be displayed.
      Add a file
    3. Enter the Name of the file. It will be displayed on the course home page.
    4. Enter and format the Description of the file in the WYSIWYG editor
    5. Under Content, click the Add button
      Content section
    6. A file picker will be popped up.
      File picker
    7. There are several ways to add a file:
      1. To upload a file from the local computer,
        1. Select Upload a file if it is not already selected
        2. Click the Browse button and select a file.
      2. To reuse a file in any of your courses,
        1. Select Server files if it is not already selected
        2. Course files are organised in folders. For example, for the file "lecture 1.doc" named "Lecture 1" uploaded to the course "Introduction to Moodle for Instructors which is under the category Miscellaneous, its path is "System/Miscellaneous/Introduction to Moodle for Instructors/Lecture 1 (File)/Files and subfolders/". Navigate the folders by clicking on the folder/file icon1 or the folder path2. Click on the desired file. The files may be listed as icons or lists3. Only files from your courses on Moodle are available.
          Server files
        3. Note that updates of the original file do not automatically reflect in the new file.
      3. To reuse a recently uploaded file,
        1. Select Recent files if it is not already selected
        2. The files you have recently uploaded will be listed as icons or lists. Click a file to select it.
        3. Note that updates of the original file do not automatically reflect in the new file.
      4. To use a file in My private files (see the section "My private files"),
        1. Select Private files if it is not already selected.
        2. The files in My private files. Click a file to select it.
        3. Note that updates of the private file do not automatically reflect in the new file.
    8. Edit Save as to rename the file on Moodle
    9. Edit Author to specify the author
    10. Either click Upload this file to upload the file, or Select this file for others
    11. Click Save and return to course

    To edit a file in a section,

    1. Click Turn editing on if you have not already done so
    2. Select Update button next to the file. The setting page will be displayed.
    3. Follow the above section to edit a file.
  2. My private files

    You can use My private files to store your own files on Moodle. These files may be course materials being edited, assignment scripts not ready for submission, or for online storage. They may be later uploaded to a course as a course material or submitted to an assignment by using the File picker, see the section Add a file.

    To access My private files:

    1. Click My home on the left navigation menu
      My home
    2. My private files will be shown on the right hand side. Your folders and files are listed.
      My private files
    3. Click on the file to download it
    4. Click on the plus (+) sign next to any folder to view its contents
    5. Click on the Manage my private files to add files, create folders; download, rename, delete, or move a folder or a file, zip a folder, or unzip a zip file. To add a file, see the section Add a file
      Manage my private files