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{{Moodle 2.0}}{{Repositories}}
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{{Managing content}}
The repository feature in Moodle 2.0 onwards allows a site administrator to [[Manage repositories|manage site folders]] in the "[[Moodledata directory]]" from Site administration > Plugins > Repositories. Repositories appear in [[File picker]] for the users.  Users can browse external repositories.
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Repositories in Moodle enable users to upload files, access previously uploaded files and to easily bring content into Moodle from external repositories, such as Flickr or Google Docs. Enabled repositories are available in the [[File picker]].
  
The Moodle 2.0 File picker standard install will show Server files, Upload files and Private files repositories along with the contextual Upload files and Recent files links.  Moodle comes with 15 other hidden repositories which can be turned on and renamed if required by the site administrator.
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==Standard repositories==
  
Repositories in Moodle 2.0 video:
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===Repositories enabled by default===
  
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrdyev82bU</mediaplayer>
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* [[Upload a file repository|Upload a file]] - you use this for browsing for and uploading a file from your computer or USB.
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* [[Server files repository|Server files]] - this give access to files elsewhere on Moodle according to your permissions.
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* [[Recent files repository|Recent files]] - the last 50 files you have uploaded, according to the context.
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* [[Private files]] - your own personal storage area for files.
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* [[Youtube videos repository|Youtube videos]] - search for and display Youtube videos
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* [[URL downloader repository|URL downloader]] - download files, images from a particular URL
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* [[Wikimedia repository|Wikimedia]] - search for and display media from Wikimedia
  
==Vocabulary==
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===Additional repositories may be enabled by a site administrator===
'''Repository plugin''': it is also called a repository type. It can be named Box.net, Flickr, Mahara, Youtube... Adding a plugin allow users to create instances of this plugin. Only instances are displayed into the file picker. Type only exist in order to let a Moodle administrator to deactivate/delete all instances of a type in one click.
 
  
'''Repository instance''': An instance is displayed into the file picker and it is the access point to an external repository. An instance can have specific settings (for example be linked to a personal account).
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* [[Google Docs repository|Google Docs]] - bring files from your Google docs account
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* [[Flickr public repository|Flickr public]] - search for and display images from Flickr
*First case: when you add the plugin, an instance is automatically created and can not be edited. The Moodle administrator cannot change the instance name. The instance name displayed into the file picker will be exactly the same as the plugin name. For example Youtube, Box.net...
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* [[Flickr repository|Flickr]] - search for and display images from your personal Flickr account
*Second case: the plugin allow the Moodle administrator to add multiple instances. An instance has a name for example Flickr Public access to Martin account, Martin's Mahara... <br/>For this second case it is important to identify two different kind of instances:
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* [[Picasa web album repository|Picasa web album]] - search for and display images from your Picasa account
#Common instances: The instances set by Moodle administrator in these same administration pages will be available into any file picker.
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* [[Alfresco repository|Alfresco]] - link to or copy files from Alfresco into Moodle
#Private instance: A teacher can set some instances available only for a course, and an user can set some instances only available for himself. In order to set instances for a course the teacher will go to the course page, and in order to set instances for a personal use, a user will go on his profile page. An administrator cannot add/edit private instances from the administration pages.
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* [[Amazon S3 repository|Amazon S3]]
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* [[Box.net_repository|Box.net]] - bring files in from your Box.net account
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* [[Dropbox repository|Dropbox]] - bring files in from Dropbox
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* [[File_system_repository|File system]] - access files uploaded to a folder on your server (by, eg FTP)
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* [[Legacy course files]] - use the old system from 1.9 of "course files"
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* [[Merlot.org repository|Merlot.org]] - bring resources in from Merlot.org
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* [[WebDAV repository|WebDAV]] -bring in files using webdav
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* [[EQUELLA repository|EQUELLA]] - link to files in an EQUELLA installation
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* [[PoodLL repository]] - record audio or video directly into your Moodle HTML areas
  
Import files from Dropbox into Moodle 2.0 video:
 
  
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V221JLCywWs</mediaplayer>
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Repositories in Moodle 2.0 video:
==Enabling repositories==
 
  
Repositories can be enabled by an administrator in ''Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories''.
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<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrdyev82bU</mediaplayer>
 
 
A repository plugin may be set to
 
 
 
* Enabled and visible - appears in the file picker
 
* Enabled and hidden
 
* Disabled - default setting
 
 
 
The order in which repositories are shown in the file picker may be set using the up and down arrows.
 
 
 
==Available repository plugins==
 
 
 
*Upload a file
 
*Server files
 
*Recent files
 
*[[Private files]]
 
*[[Alfresco repository]]
 
*[[Box.net repository configuration|Box.net]]
 
*[[Legacy course files]]
 
*[[Dropbox]]
 
*[[File system repository configuration|File system]]
 
*[[Flickr repository configuration|Flickr]]
 
*[[Flickr public repository configuration|Flickr public]]
 
*Google Docs
 
*Merlot.org
 
*Picasa web album
 
*Amazon S3
 
*URL Downloader
 
*[[WebDAV repository]]
 
*Wikimedia
 
*Youtube videos
 
 
 
==Contributed repository plugins==
 
 
 
Additional repository plugins may be installed, such as
 
 
 
*[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2611 Riffly] audio-only or audio-video recording
 
*[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2612 Nanogong] audio recording
 
*Mahara (see MDL-21993)
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
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* [[Managing repositories]]
 
* [[Repositories FAQ]]
 
* [[Repositories FAQ]]
* [http://moodle.drupalgardens.com/article/tue-06152010-1918/ftp-files-moodle-20-repository-api FTP files into Moodle 2.0 with the repository API]
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* [http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/whitepaper-moodle-2-repositories/ Whitepaper – Moodle 2 Repositories] by ghenrick
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* [http://www.moodlerooms.com/resources/blog/five-tips-using-new-file-repository-system-moodle Five Tips for Using the New File Repository System in Moodle] by Marcelo Mendes
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* [[:dev:Repository plugins]] developer documentation
  
 
[[Category:Repositories]]
 
[[Category:Repositories]]

Latest revision as of 03:12, 6 October 2014

Repositories in Moodle enable users to upload files, access previously uploaded files and to easily bring content into Moodle from external repositories, such as Flickr or Google Docs. Enabled repositories are available in the File picker.

Standard repositories

Repositories enabled by default

  • Upload a file - you use this for browsing for and uploading a file from your computer or USB.
  • Server files - this give access to files elsewhere on Moodle according to your permissions.
  • Recent files - the last 50 files you have uploaded, according to the context.
  • Private files - your own personal storage area for files.
  • Youtube videos - search for and display Youtube videos
  • URL downloader - download files, images from a particular URL
  • Wikimedia - search for and display media from Wikimedia

Additional repositories may be enabled by a site administrator

  • Google Docs - bring files from your Google docs account
  • Flickr public - search for and display images from Flickr
  • Flickr - search for and display images from your personal Flickr account
  • Picasa web album - search for and display images from your Picasa account
  • Alfresco - link to or copy files from Alfresco into Moodle
  • Amazon S3
  • Box.net - bring files in from your Box.net account
  • Dropbox - bring files in from Dropbox
  • File system - access files uploaded to a folder on your server (by, eg FTP)
  • Legacy course files - use the old system from 1.9 of "course files"
  • Merlot.org - bring resources in from Merlot.org
  • WebDAV -bring in files using webdav
  • EQUELLA - link to files in an EQUELLA installation
  • PoodLL repository - record audio or video directly into your Moodle HTML areas


Repositories in Moodle 2.0 video:

<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrdyev82bU</mediaplayer>

See also