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Managing files and folders

From: Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

Video: Managing files and folders

Now, while we can certainly upload individual files one-by-one via other method that we use to upload the syllabus in a previous movie, it will be very helpful to have a directory structure for us to post lots of files at one time into, so that we can keep them all organized inside of Moodle before we are ready to began using them inside of our content blocks. To do this, go over to the Administration block on the left-hand side, and click on the link for Files. This will open up the File Manager in full screen.

Managing files and folders

Now, while we can certainly upload individual files one-by-one via other method that we use to upload the syllabus in a previous movie, it will be very helpful to have a directory structure for us to post lots of files at one time into, so that we can keep them all organized inside of Moodle before we are ready to began using them inside of our content blocks. To do this, go over to the Administration block on the left-hand side, and click on the link for Files. This will open up the File Manager in full screen.

Now while you can certainly just continue to post files inside of this File Manager, eventually you'll end up with the long list of all kinds of files that you are going to have to sort through every time you go looking for something. To make your life a lot easier, it's a good idea to make a series of folders to organize your information. To do that, simply click on the Make a folder button at the bottom of the File Manager, we'll create a series of folders to store our documents in. The first folder we'll create is called Documents, we'll click the Create button.

We'll make another new folder, we'll call this one Images, another folder called Movies, another folder called Audio, a folder for any animations that we are going to have in our site, and we'll create one more folder for all of our Lectures.

Next, we'll upload some slide presentations from our lectures so that we'll be able to distribute them to our students. To do this, simply click on the folder for Lectures. Now we'll go ahead and upload our lecture presentations. Click on the Upload a file button in the right- hand side, and then click the Browse button. If you are following me along with the Exercise Files, navigate to the Chapter 2 folder and select Lecture_01_01.ppt, which is a PowerPoint file that has the lecture slides for the first lecture.

We'll select that file, and then click the Open button. Click the Upload this file button, and the PowerPoint lecture is uploaded to the site. You can notice that the icon has been set to a PowerPoint icon because Moodle have auto detected that it is a PowerPoint file. How about if we want to upload a PDF file? It works the same way. Simply go over to the Upload a file button, click the Browse button, and then select the PDF version of the same lecture, Lecture_01_01.pdf. Click the Open button.

Click the Upload this file. You'll notice that the icon has also been selected as the PDF icon. How about if you use Keynote? Go ahead and click on the Upload a file button, click the Browse button, select the Keynote file, then hit the Open button, click the Upload this file button. The Keynote file uploads as well. In the later movie, we'll show you how to upload multiple files all at the same time and do some advanced file management. But for now, you have a good idea to how to go ahead and upload these files.

If we click the link for parent folder, it will take us back up the directory tree. Let's go ahead and return back to our course by clicking on the BIOL432 link and we now have files that are available to us inside of our course. In the next movie, we'll show you how to post those lecture files directly into the first week session.

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Moodle 1.9 Essential Training for Teachers

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  1. 8m 21s
    1. Welcome
      2m 8s
    2. Course overview
      5m 22s
    3. Using the exercise files
      51s
  2. 34m 55s
    1. Getting started
      2m 59s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      8m 45s
    3. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      14m 24s
    4. Creating user accounts
      3m 55s
    5. Creating a new course
      3m 0s
    6. Just enough site administration to get you going
      1m 52s
  3. 41m 16s
    1. Logging in and getting oriented with Moodle
      5m 8s
    2. Customizing your profile
      4m 7s
    3. Customizing course settings
      3m 49s
    4. Editing the header block
      1m 33s
    5. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 55s
    6. Communicating news to students
      3m 5s
    7. Managing files and folders
      3m 41s
    8. Posting lecture slides
      3m 11s
    9. Setting up the gradebook
      5m 35s
    10. Sending email to the class
      2m 54s
    11. Creating a simple assignment
      4m 18s
  4. 51m 28s
    1. HTML editor overview
      10m 11s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 42s
    3. Creating tables
      9m 36s
    4. Creating internal links
      7m 27s
    5. Creating external links
      7m 2s
    6. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      3m 55s
    7. Inserting pictures from Flickr
      4m 35s
  5. 49m 22s
    1. Preparing images
      6m 53s
    2. Batch-uploading files
      5m 58s
    3. Posting image files
      2m 33s
    4. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 45s
    5. Preparing audio files
      10m 14s
    6. Posting audio
      3m 50s
    7. Preparing video files
      7m 45s
    8. Posting video
      3m 48s
    9. Inserting video from YouTube
      4m 36s
  6. 37m 11s
    1. Creating a text label
      6m 14s
    2. Linking to a web site
      6m 2s
    3. Creating a text page
      4m 45s
    4. Creating a web page
      10m 56s
    5. Linking to a folder of documents
      4m 18s
    6. Inserting an IMS content package
      4m 56s
  7. 27m 23s
    1. Assignments overview
      2m 13s
    2. Advanced uploading of files
      10m 32s
    3. Online text
      4m 26s
    4. Uploading a single file
      5m 1s
    5. Offline activity
      5m 11s
  8. 11m 39s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      5m 13s
    2. Creating a choice
      6m 26s
  9. 15m 45s
    1. Setting up a simple database
      4m 14s
    2. Creating database fields
      2m 49s
    3. Customizing a database template
      1m 33s
    4. Entering data into a database
      1m 43s
    5. Enabling database auto-linking
      3m 23s
    6. Enhancing a database with file uploads
      2m 3s
  10. 17m 16s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      4m 45s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      3m 16s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      3m 38s
    4. Enabling students to edit a glossary
      2m 5s
    5. Creating a secondary glossary
      3m 32s
  11. 9m 58s
    1. Creating a forum
      5m 21s
    2. Using a discussion forum
      4m 37s
  12. 32m 17s
    1. Creating a wiki
      7m 3s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      4m 26s
    3. Creating lists
      6m 1s
    4. Subdividing a class wiki
      3m 43s
    5. Adding attachments and images
      2m 54s
    6. Creating external links
      2m 27s
    7. Creating a table
      5m 43s
  13. 1h 9m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 38s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      1m 58s
    3. Creating a first question
      6m 24s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      4m 39s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      7m 23s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      6m 59s
    7. Creating essay questions
      6m 22s
    8. Creating match questions
      6m 38s
    9. Creating numerical questions
      4m 56s
    10. Importing question pools from Blackboard
      6m 24s
    11. Creating a quiz
      9m 9s
    12. Adding questions to a quiz
      6m 50s
  14. 39m 16s
    1. Gradebook overview
      2m 6s
    2. Completing assignments as a student
      9m 34s
    3. Grading an assignment
      4m 52s
    4. Quick grading
      2m 25s
    5. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      2m 18s
    6. Grading offline assignments
      1m 16s
    7. Grading an online quiz
      3m 30s
    8. Quiz data analysis
      3m 4s
    9. Adding assignments
      2m 3s
    10. Exporting grades
      3m 55s
    11. Importing grades
      4m 13s
  15. 20m 4s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      3m 51s
    2. Creating a new event
      3m 21s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 15s
    4. Exporting a calendar to iCal
      4m 5s
    5. Exporting a calendar to Outlook
      5m 32s
  16. 44m 40s
    1. Course administration overview
      3m 3s
    2. Managing course settings
      12m 48s
    3. Managing user roles
      2m 59s
    4. Managing groups
      4m 51s
    5. Backing up your course
      4m 34s
    6. Restoring data from a backup
      3m 14s
    7. Importing content to another course
      4m 53s
    8. Resetting a course
      3m 24s
    9. Running reports
      4m 54s
  17. 4m 14s
    1. Additional resources
      2m 58s
    2. Goodbye
      1m 16s

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