Why Do This
Folders allow you to group related files together in a topic/module, which can reduce
visual clutter on your course homepage and the amount of scrolling you and your students
will have to do. For example, a folder is a great way to share supplemental materials,
references, or graphics with your students without distracting them from the required
resources or activities.
Note: you cannot drag and drop files from your course page into a folder. You can only
add files to a folder through the method below.
Add a folder and files
- In the Contents area of your course click on the topic/module you want to add the
- Scroll to the bottom of the topic and click Create Learning Activity.
- Click on the Resources Select Folder.
- In the Name field enter the name of the folder. You can also add a description, but it is optional.
To display the description on the course homepage check the box next to "Display description
on course page."
- There are two ways to add files: The first is to drag and drop the files from your
computer to the Files area. The second is to click on the green plus symbol to open
the File Picker.
When the File picker opens, select “Upload a file” on the left, click the browse/choose
file button, locate and select the file(s) on your computer, and then click the blue
“Upload this file” button.
- For Display Folder contents: “On a separate page” means the students will need to
click on the folder to be taken to the page that lists all of the files, while “Inline
on a course page” will list the files under the folder on the course homepage. You
can always come back and switch options to determine what will work best for your
files and your module.
- If “Show download folder button” is checked, students will be able to download the
contents of the folder as a zip file. If you uncheck this box, students will need
to download each file individually.
- Click “Save and return to course” to return to your course homepage, or click “Save and display” to see your folder and its contents.
Replace, rename, or delete files within a folder
- Locate the folder in your course and click on the pencil underneath.
- Click the file you wish to rename or delete.
- To rename, simply make your changes to the name and click Update.
- To delete, click the Delete button. Confirm you wish to delete by clicking OK.
- To replace a file either delete the current file and add the new file (step 5 above),
or drag and drop the updated file into the Files area. If the file names are the same,
the system will ask if you wish to overwrite the original file or rename the new file.
To replace, choose Overwrite.
- When finished, click “Save and return to course” to return to your course homepage, or click “save and display” to see your folder and its contents.