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Creating a Folder in Moodle

A 'Folder' enables an editor (course leader, editing teacher etc) to display a number of related files inside a single folder, reducing scrolling on the course page.

A 'folder' may be used:

  • For a series of files on one topic, for example a set of past examination papers in pdf format or a collection of image files for use in student projects.
  • To provide a shared uploading space for teachers on the course page (keeping the folder hidden so that only teachers can see it).

1. Click 'Add an activity or resource' in the Section/Topic where you want the 'Folder' to be.

2. Choose 'Folder' from the list of 'Resources' and click the 'Add' button.

3. Type the Folder 'Name' and a 'Description' if you would like to.

4. Drag and drop any number of Files from your computer into the 'Files' box under 'Contents'.

TIP: Notice you can choose to show a 'Download folder' button, or not in the 'folder settings'.

5. If you would like to change the name of any of the drag and dropped files, Click 'Edit'.

6. Click on a 'File' and type a new Name in the box, then Click 'Update'.

7. Scroll to the bottom of the settings page and Click 'Save and display' to view the folder or 'Save and return to course'.

For more advanced guidance on Adding a Folder to Moodle please see:


The information on this page relates to Moodle v3.4 and was last updated October 2018.

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