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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#File|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
 
  
 
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.   
 
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.   
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[[File handling]] is the best place to learn about files in 2.0.
  
 
==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>
 
 
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 sourcesIt will also allow them to organize them
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For those who have come from an older version of Moodle. The "files" link is gone from the course administration but do not panic. The [[File picker]] will show up when there is a need to add or edit a fileFor 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.
  
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.
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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.   
  
 
==Student views of files==
 
==Student views of files==

Revision as of 23:20, 21 July 2011


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.

File handling is the best place to learn about files in 2.0.

Files in Moodle 2.0

For those who have come from an older version of Moodle. The "files" link is gone from the course administration but do not panic. 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.

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.

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