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Moodle Guide

The development of this guide is ongoing; we will continue adding Moodle LMS Tips, Guides, and Instructions. On the left-hand sidebar, you will find a list of Moodle LMS features or options. To learn more about that option or feature, click on the link.

File Resource

Files are not just materials such as word-processed documents or slideshow presentations. All types of files can be uploaded and accessed through Moodle, but the student needs to have the correct software to be able to open them.Different file types are shown with different icons. Files may be added in two ways: They may dragged and dropped directly onto the course page or uploaded using the file upload.

Step 1

choose a 'File from the activity chooser.

Choose File from the Add an Activity or Resource Pop-Up

Step 2

Give the resource a name and description description, check "Display description on course page" if you want the description displayed on the course page.

Give the Resource a name and description

Step 3

Drag and drop the file or use the File Picker and upload it to the resource.

Drag and drop the file or use the File Picker to upload it to the resource.

Step 4

Choose how you want the file to be displayed on Moodle:

  • Automatic - let Moodle decide the best option for you.
  • Embed - show the file as part of the Moodle page (images, PDFs, videos)
  • Force download - force the user to save the file or open it in a program on their computer.
  • Open - show the file in the browser, but without the Moodle page decorations (images, PDFs, videos)
  • In pop-up - Same as 'Open', but opens a new browser window to show this file (without the Moodle heading, blocks, etc) - this browser window also does not have all the menus and address bar in it.

Choose how you want the file displayed in Moodle

Step 5

Select either Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.

Select either Save and Return to Course or Save and Display

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