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Repositories enabled by default:
 
Repositories enabled by default:
  
* [[Upload a file repository|Upload a file]]
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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.
* [[Server files repository|Server files]]
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* [[Server files repository|Server files]] - this give access to files elsewhere on Moodle according to your permissions.
* [[Recent files repository|Recent files]]
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* [[Recent files repository|Recent files]] - the last 50 files you have uploaded, according to the context you are adding them into.
* [[Private files]]
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* [[Private files]] - your own personal storage area for files.
  
 
Additional repositories may be enabled by a site administrator:
 
Additional repositories may be enabled by a site administrator:
  
* [[Google Docs repository|Google Docs]]
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* [[Google Docs repository|Google Docs]] - bring files from your Google docs account
* [[Youtube videos repository|Youtube videos]]
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* [[Youtube videos repository|Youtube videos]] - search for and display Youtube videos
* [[Flickr public repository|Flickr public]]
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* [[Flickr public repository|Flickr public]] - search for and display images from Flickr
* [[Flickr repository|Flickr]]
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* [[Flickr repository|Flickr]] - search for and display images from your personal Flickr account
* [[Picasa web album repository|Picasa web album]]
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* [[Picasa web album repository|Picasa web album]] - search for and display images from your Picasa account
* [[URL downloader repository|URL downloader]]
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* [[URL downloader repository|URL downloader]] -
* [[Wikimedia repository|Wikimedia]]
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* [[Wikimedia repository|Wikimedia]] - search for and display media from Wikimedia
 
* [[Alfresco repository|Alfresco]]
 
* [[Alfresco repository|Alfresco]]
 
* [[Amazon S3 repository|Amazon S3]]
 
* [[Amazon S3 repository|Amazon S3]]
* [[Box.net_repository|Box.net]]
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* [[Box.net_repository|Box.net]] - bring files in from your Box.net account
* [[Dropbox repository|Dropbox]]
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* [[Dropbox repository|Dropbox]] - bring files in from Dropbox
* [[File_system_repository|File system]]
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* [[File_system_repository|File system]] - access files uploaded to a folder on your server (by, eg FTP)
* [[Legacy course files]]
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* [[Legacy course files]] - use the old system from 1.9 of "course files"
* [[Merlot.org repository|Merlot.org]]
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* [[Merlot.org repository|Merlot.org]] - bring resources in from Merlot.org
* [[WebDAV repository|WebDAV]]
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* [[WebDAV repository|WebDAV]] -bring in files using webdav
  
 
==Common repository settings==
 
==Common repository settings==

Revision as of 18:58, 18 October 2011

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 you are adding them into.
  • Private files - your own personal storage area for files.

Additional repositories may be enabled by a site administrator:

Common repository settings

  • The page Settings>Site Administration>Plugins>Repositories>Common Repository settings contains the following:
  • Cache Expire - you can specify how long in seconds file listings are cached locally when browsing external repositories
  • Allow external links - with some repositories such as Flickr, users can have the choice whether to copy the media into Moodle (the preferred solution) or to make a link to it instead.
  • Legacy course files in new courses - See Legacy course files This repository is not normally available in new courses as it is designed for upgraded 1.9 courses. However, if it is checked here then it will appear when new courses are created - but certain backup and restore features won't work with it.


Repositories in Moodle 2.0 video:

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

See also