Moodle

Click on one of the headings below for instructions and video tutorials.

How to Add a Resource or Activity to Your Page in Moodle 2

  • In Moodle 2, the drop-down menus to "Add a Resource" and "Add an Activity" have been merged into a single list of options.
  • Click on "Add an activity or resource" to get to that list. 

Drag-and-Drop a File in Moodle 2

  • In Moodle 2, an instructor can upload a file into a course site simply by dragging it onto the page from the desktop.
  • (Note: Safari and Internet Explorer do not support drag-and-drop.)

  • Make sure editing is turned on.    
  • Drag the icon of your file onto the section of your course site where you want the link to appear.
  • That's it! If you want to change the name of the link, just click on the edit (pencil) icon near the file name.

Moodle 2: Where did the Files area go?

  • In Moodle 1, instructors had a Files area, where they could upload files without necessarily creating links for their students to access them. 
  • In Moodle 2, there is no Files area.  The only way to upload a file is to do it while creating a link to that file. 
  • You can simulate the Files area by uploading a folder of files, then hiding the link to that folder: 
    • Create a zip-file archive of the folder you want to upload. 
    • With editing turned on, drag the zip file onto your course page; choose the option to unzip it. 
  • Click on the eye icon if you want to hide the folder from students. 
  • To create a link to one of the files in that folder: 
    • Click on "Add an activity or resources." 
    • Choose "File" and click on "Add." 
    • Enter a name for the link. 
    • Click on "Add ..." Navigate to the file you want and click on it.
    • Click on the "Select this file" button.
    • Click on the "Save and return to course" button.

How to Upload Multiple Files at Once Into Your Moodle Site

  • You can upload multiple files at once, by creating a zip-file archive of a folder and dragging it onto your course page.
    (Note: Safari and Internet Explorer do not support drag-and-drop.)

  • Make sure that all of the files you want to upload are in a folder (directory). 
  • Right-click on the folder. (For Macintosh users, control-click on the folder.) 
  • From the drop-down menu, choose to "Compress" the folder or "Create an archive" of the folder. 
  • The result will be a new file with a name ending in ".zip". 
  • With editing turned on in your Moodle site, drag the zip file onto the appropriate section of your page. 
  • When prompted, choose to unzip the file, then click on "Upload."

How to Upload a Graphic Banner for your Moodle Course Page

  • If you've already created a graphic banner for your site, it's easy to put it at the top of the page.

  • Turn editing on. In the top section of your page, click on "Add an activity or resource." 
  • Select "Label" and click the "Add" button. 
  • Drag your graphic file onto the editing area of your label. 
  • Click "Save and return to course."