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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#File|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
 
<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#File|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
  
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The [[File picker]] assists students and teachers in uploading, downloading and organizing files.  The the File picker uses [[Repositories]] that can contain PDFs, HTML, Multimedia, word processing, presentations or any digital contentfiles that can be linked from an [[Teacher_documentation#Activity_modules|activity]], [[Teacher_documentation#Resources|resource]], [[Course sections|course section]], or for a direct download by the student.   
Files is a place to upload files and find Moodle created files such as backup(s) of the course.  The files area can contain PDFs, HTML, Multimedia, word processing, presentations or any digital content that can be linked from an [[Teacher_documentation#Activity_modules|activity]], [[Teacher_documentation#Resources|resource]], [[Course sections|course section]], or for a direct download by the student.  The Files menu is located in a [[Course administration block|course's administration block]].
 
 
 
'''In Moodle 2.0 the Files interface and process has [[File handling 2.0|changed]].'''
 
 
 
The files link shows a list of files and folders, depending upon the viewer's role. The list will contain the name, size, last time modified and potential action(s) to modify that item.
 
 
 
To preview any file or drill down,  click on its name. Your web browser will take care of either displaying it or downloading it to your computer.
 
 
 
  
 
==Files in Moodle 2.0==
 
==Files in Moodle 2.0==
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<p class="note">'''Note:''' [[File handling 2.0|File handling]] in Moodle 2.x has been changed.  Teachers will find the file [[Repositories]] in the new [[File picker]].</p>
 
<p class="note">'''Note:''' [[File handling 2.0|File handling]] in Moodle 2.x has been changed.  Teachers will find the file [[Repositories]] in the new [[File picker]].</p>
  
Courses that have been upgraded to 2.0 will see the old [[Course files|Files link]] in Moodle 2.0. This "Files" link only exists for upgraded courses.  The new file picker is available from within the context of an activity or a resource in 2.0.  For example, this system will allow teachers to upload files from their hard drive, access files on the server, or from external sources.
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The [[File picker]] will show up when there is a need to add or edit a file.  For example, when a teacher wants to add an image, they might select "add" in the content area of the "Updating a resource" page and the file picker popup window will appear.
 
 
==Files in pre Moodle 2.0==
 
===Move, delete, archive ===
 
It is possible to move, delete  completely or zip archive one or more items. First select the items on the list by ticking the box on the left.  Then use the "With Choosen files" pull down menu at the bottom of the list to take the action.
 
 
 
===Make a folder===
 
The "Make a folder" button is at the bottom of the list.  The initial file structure for a course is simple.  Modules within Moodle may create their own folder.  Generally speaking,a teacher can make one or more folders any place in the "files"  area.  These folders can be seen when adding an image or resource from within the course.
 
 
 
===Upload a file===
 
On the bottom of every files screen is a "Upload a file" button.  This will allow a single file upload.  Uploading a file with the same name as an existing file it will automatically overwrite the existing file without a warning.
 
  
:''TIP:'' By first zipping a group of files or a folder of files, you can upload that file and Moodle will recognize this and give you an unzip action linkThe unzip action will create the files and or folders in that place in the administrative files section.
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The file picker system will allow teachers to upload files from their hard drive, access files on the server, or from external sourcesIt will also allow them to organize them
  
===Editing some files===
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Courses that have been upgraded to 2.0 will see a "Legacy course files" link in the course settings menu.  "Legacy course files" link only exists for upgraded courses.  The 2.0 file picker is available from within the context of any activity or a resource that uses files.  
HTML and text files can be edited when the edit action is displayed on the left. Other files will need to be edited on your local computer and uploaded again.  
 
  
 
==Student views of files==
 
==Student views of files==
 
Using the add resource menu, the teacher can give access to a directory (folder) and everything under it.
 
Using the add resource menu, the teacher can give access to a directory (folder) and everything under it.
  
==Special sub-directories==
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==Special areas==
There are two standard sub-directories that are used by Moodle for storing data, namely the [[backupdata]] and moddata directories which are not available to students and teachers without editing privileges.
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Files made by a[[Course backup]] are not available to students and teachers without the correct [[Permissions]] attached to their [[Roles]]. If available to the user, these will be found in the course administration menu.  
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
*[[Site files]] - for the site home page
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*[[File manager block]] - contributed code block that manages files and includes students
*[[File manager block]] - non standard block that manages files and includes students
 
 
*[[Development:Using_the_file_API|File API]] - for developers.
 
*[[Development:Using_the_file_API|File API]] - for developers.
For Moodle 2.0
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*[[Moodledata directory]] for site administrators - this had changed in 2.0  .
*[[File picker]] - the robust interface that teacher use to upload and link files in resources and activities.
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*[[Repositories]] - site administrators determine what teachers see in the File picker.
 
  
 
[[Category:Teacher]]
 
[[Category:Teacher]]

Revision as of 23:10, 21 July 2011

Please refer to these notes before editing this page.

The File picker assists students and teachers in uploading, downloading and organizing files. The the File picker uses Repositories that can contain PDFs, HTML, Multimedia, word processing, presentations or any digital contentfiles that can be linked from an activity, resource, course section, or for a direct download by the student.

Files in Moodle 2.0

Template:Moodle 2.0

Note: File handling in Moodle 2.x has been changed. Teachers will find the file Repositories in the new File picker.

The File picker will show up when there is a need to add or edit a file. For example, when a teacher wants to add an image, they might select "add" in the content area of the "Updating a resource" page and the file picker popup window will appear.

The file picker system will allow teachers to upload files from their hard drive, access files on the server, or from external sources. It will also allow them to organize them

Courses that have been upgraded to 2.0 will see a "Legacy course files" link in the course settings menu. "Legacy course files" link only exists for upgraded courses. The 2.0 file picker is available from within the context of any activity or a resource that uses files.

Student views of files

Using the add resource menu, the teacher can give access to a directory (folder) and everything under it.

Special areas

Files made by aCourse backup are not available to students and teachers without the correct Permissions attached to their Roles. If available to the user, these will be found in the course administration menu.

See also