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Folder module settings

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Adding a folder to your course

  • With the editing turned on, select "Add a resource" in the section you want your folder:


  • Select the Folder option.
  • In the next screen, give your folder a name. (This will appear as the name on the course page.)
  • Add a description if desired. (Note: By default, descriptions are required but they can be turned off by admin - see below.)
  • Now decide if you are uploading a pre-made folder from your computer or creating an empty folder to fill later.

Creating and uploading to a new folder

  • Click "Create folder" and in the box that appears, give the folder a name.
  • Click "OK"


  • Click on the name of the new folder to get inside it.
  • Click the "Add" button to upload files into this folder.


  • For more information on file uploading, see here
  • For each new file you wish to add to the folder, click the "Add button"
  • Leave Common Module settings at "show" if you wish the folder to be visible.
  • Click "Save and return to course".

Uploading a folder you have on your computer

  • Note: Folders you wish to upload to Moodle have to be "zipped" or "compressed" first. The way you do this depends on your computer and operating system.
  • Click the "Add" button and upload your zipped folder:


  • For more information on uploading files and folders see here
  • Click the icon to the right of the zipped folder.
  • Select the "unzip" option.


  • The folder will appear in its normal state.
  • To delete the original zipped folder, click the icon to its right and select the "delete" option.


  • Leave Common module settings at "show" if you wish the folder to be visible.
  • Click "Save and return to course".

Folder capabilities

Site administration settings

The folder module has additional settings which may be changed by an administrator in Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Folder.

Require activity description

This setting allows you to turn off the requirement for users to type something into the description box.