Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Repositories.
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.
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.
Additional repositories may be enabled by a site administrator
- Google Docs - bring files from your Google docs account
- Youtube videos - search for and display Youtube videos
- 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
- URL downloader - download files, images from a particular URL
- Wikimedia - search for and display media from Wikimedia
- 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
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: