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From MoodleDocs

The repository enables users to copy files from Merlot into Moodle.

Enabling the repository (admin settings)

  • Go to Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage Repositories;
  • Select from the drop down next to "Enabled and visible"


  • Click on "Settings" and give it a customised name (not essential)
  • Add your license key (which may be obtained from here [1] )

Using the repository

  • With the editing turned on in your course, select Add a resource>URL
  • Click "Choose link" next to the External URL box.
  • The repository will be available as a link to search for content.


  • Type in a search term or author and then click the Search button
  • A selection of suggested resources will appear:


  • Click the item you wish to display;choose a licence and click Select this file
  • The resource will appear on your course page with the URL icon.