Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.2. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Files.
This option allows you to upload files e.g. PDF files, Word documents, PowerPoint presetations, into your course, for inclusion in an activity or layout. Clicking Files lets you see a list of course files arranged under four headings: file name, file size, the last time a given file was modified, and the action you can do with a given file (or folder).
Using the box on the left below the filelist, you can move the files you choose (by ticking a box on the left to the file name) to another folder, delete them completely or create a zip archive. There are two more actions you can undertake: 'Make a folder' and 'Upload a file' - both are posited on the right-hand side of the screen under the list.