Uploading files to your Moodle course is easy! Just drag and drop a file from your computer into the topic/section where you want the file to go.
The file will retain its file name – if you want to change it in Moodle, just click on the pencil icon to the right hand side of the file.
Once you have typed in the new name, hit the ‘Enter’ key on your keyboard.
Tip: By Default, a drag and dropped file is set to ‘force download’, meaning when it’s clicked, in most browsers the user will be asked what they want to do with the file (see left image below), or it’ll be automatically downloaded to the users machine (usually the download’s folder) and appear at the bottom of the browser in order to open immediately (see right image below).
If you would like to change this behaviour, for example if you have uploaded a PDF and want it to open in a new tab or browser window.
Click the 'Edit' associated with the file (to the right) and then select 'Edit settings'
Scroll down to Appearance and chance 'Display' to your required setting, for example 'New Window'
Then click on the save button at the bottom of the page.
For more guidance on working with Files, see:
- Introduction to managing course participants
- Make your course visible to students
- Check participants
- Enrolment methods and managing access permissions
- Roles and their functions in Moodle
- Switch to another role
- Create groups
- Create groupings
- Using activities with groups and groupings
- Activity completion
- Course completion
- Course participation
- Introduction to assessment and feedback
- Create and grade a submission using a rubric
- Use a marking workflow for assignments
- Allocate markers to specific submissions
- Create a fail / pass scale
- Provide grades and feedback for individual assignments
- Check the status of submissions
- Hide or show grades and feedback
- Create a custom certificate
- Create and manage badges