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{{Moodle 2.0}}Location: ''Administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories''
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{{Moodle 2.0}}The repositories feature in Moodle 2.0 onwards enables users to browse external repositories and select files to bring into Moodle.
  
[[Category:Repositories]]
 
  
 
==Vocabulary==
 
==Vocabulary==
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#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.
 
#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.
  
==Operations==
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==Enabling repositories==
'''Add a repository plugin:''' you can add a repository plugin to your Moodle site. They are set ''hidden'' by default, so you can edit them without impacting users.
 
  
'''Delete:''' you can delete a repository plugin here. It will delete all settings and common and private instances forever. You will still be able to re-add the plugin, but the previously set instances will be lost.
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Repositories can be enabled by an administrator in ''Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories''.
  
'''Hide/Show:''' if you hide a plugin, this plugin will not appear into file picker and no private instances can be added.
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A repository plugin may be set to
  
'''Sort:''' you can change the display order into the file picker. Instances are always grouped by plugin.
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* Enabled and visible - appears in the file picker
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* Enabled and hidden
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* Disabled - default setting
  
'''Settings:''' set the plugin options, create/edit common instances.
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The order in which repositories are shown in the file picker may be set using the up and down arrows.
  
 
==Available repository plugins==
 
==Available repository plugins==
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*Recent files
 
*Recent files
 
*[[Private files]]
 
*[[Private files]]
*Alfresco repository
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*[[Alfresco repository]]
 
*[[Box.net repository configuration|Box.net]]
 
*[[Box.net repository configuration|Box.net]]
 
*[[Legacy course files]]
 
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*Amazon S3
 
*Amazon S3
 
*URL Downloader  
 
*URL Downloader  
*WebDAV repository
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*[[WebDAV repository]]
 
*Wikimedia
 
*Wikimedia
 
*Youtube videos
 
*Youtube videos
  
==See also==
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==Contributed repository plugins==
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Additional repository plugins may be installed, such as
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*[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2611 Riffly] audio-only or audio-video recording
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*[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2612 Nanogong] audio recording
  
*[[Repositories]]
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[[Category:Repositories]]
  
 
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Revision as of 09:02, 8 November 2010

Template:Moodle 2.0The repositories feature in Moodle 2.0 onwards enables users to browse external repositories and select files to bring into Moodle.


Vocabulary

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).

  • 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...
  • 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...
    For this second case it is important to identify two different kind of instances:
  1. Common instances: The instances set by Moodle administrator in these same administration pages will be available into any file picker.
  2. 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.

Enabling repositories

Repositories can be enabled by an administrator in Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories.

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

Contributed repository plugins

Additional repository plugins may be installed, such as