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Add a Zipped Folder to Your Course

Why Do This

If you have folder of multiple documents and you would like to place that folder in your course, you can drag and drop this resource in after zipping the folder. The folder must be zipped in order to drag and drop it in. Once the folder is in your course, it will not be zipped anymore. It will be a folder of resources for you and your students to access. This is a great option for supplementary, non-required resources.

Create a zip of a folder on your desktop

  1. Create a .zip of the folder with the files you will need in your course. 
    1. On a PC: Right-click on the folder and click Send to -> Compressed (zipped) folder.
    2. On a Mac, right-click on the folder and click “Compress (folder name)”.

How to upload zip file

  1. Log onto Cougar Courses and go to the main page of your course.
  2. Click Turn editing on.
    turn editing on button
  3. Drag the .zip folder on the course homepage.
  4. A pop-up window will be displayed.  Leave the default "unzipfile and create folder" and click the Upload button.
    unzip files and create folder option
  5. The folder will then be created in the topic you chose.
  6. Click on the folder to see the file(s) listed.

NOTE: Edit settings to change the "display folder contents" from "on a separate page" to "inline on a course page" and configure Activity completion settings.