Join Mary Cooch for an in-depth discussion in this video Uploading a folder of exam papers, part of Moodle 2.4 Essential Training.
If you have a lot of files to add to your course, maybe a series of examination papers or required readings, it will be much quicker to upload them all at once in a folder. Instead of one at a time. This video will show you two ways you can upload a folder of resources. I have a folder on my desktop, and I'm going to reveal a little bit of it on the right. Notice that the folder has been zipped or compressed. We need to do that first before we can upload it. Otherwise it won't work. If your browser allows it, and that's usually most browsers, except earlier versions of Internet Explorer.
When you have the editing Turned on as we do in our course here, you can simply click on to the folder and then drag it in and you will see a dotted line box. And when you let go the folder will upload into that. That's the first method. I'm going to also show you the second method which works with all browsers, and particularly if you have an earlier version of Internet Explorer or hasn't allowed dragging and dropping. To do this we need to click the link at an activity or resource.
This brings up moodles activity chooser and if we scroll down we see that there is an option Folder. Clicking the radio button to the left reveals on the raise some information about the folder and then we can click Add to get started. Once we've done this a few times you wont want to read the information, so we can simply quick twice on the radio button. When we click Add, we then prompt twice on the Radio button. When we click Add, we're then prompted to give our folder a name. And this important because this is the name the students see to access the folder. So I'm going to call ours Required reading.
The description may or may not be obligatory according to your administrator settings. So I already have my description and if i want to display it on the course page, I simply check the box. Scrolling down we're then going to click Add to upload our zipped folder. Note that it is also possible to click to Create a folder from new and then to upload individual files into it. But we already have our zipped folder. So I am going to click the Add button and then I go to Upload a file to upload my zipped folder.
I click the button Choose File or Browse the wording depends on your browser and then locate my zipped folder. Make sure that you do choose the one that has the zip on it, because if we choose the other one its just not going to upload. I then click Open, I don't have to change the name, I can change the author if it's not me. I don't have to change the license, and bear in mind that it doesn't appear on the course page anyway. And then when I click Upload this file, we've got a zipped folder.
However, if we now save it, our students would have to download and unzip this folder, which they may not know how to do. So I'm going to click on it, and you see that there is an option at the top third, Unzip. And we're to click that button, and I then have the folder unzipped, which I can then display. Because we don't need the zip folder anymore, we can then click on it and click on the button to Delete it. So we're not confusing our students, we get a message asking us to confirm this.
We click OK. And then we don't need to look at the other settings. We can simply scroll down and Save and return to course. And here is our folder. And when the students click on the folder, it will display the contents inside for them to access. So, in conclusion, we've learned how to upload an entire folder of documents. By first zipping the folder offline, and then according to our browser and preference, either dragging and dropping it in, or uploading through the file picker.
Whichever way we choose, we have to first unzip it. Before we can display it to our class.
- Choosing your course layout
- Using the calendar and managing events
- Uploading course materials
- Giving instructions to your students
- Enrolling students
- Creating a discussion forum
- Setting up assignments
- Grading assignments
- Adding quizzes
- Evaluating your courses
- Tracking course completion
- Backing up and restoring courses