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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. (Note that you cannot upload files into a repository from Moodle.)

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

  • Alfresco - link to or copy files from Alfresco into Moodle
  • Amazon S3
  • Box - bring files in from your Box account
  • Dropbox - bring files in from Dropbox
  • Embedded files - re-use files embedded into the current text area
  • EQUELLA - link to files in an EQUELLA installation
  • File system - access files uploaded to a folder on your server (by, eg FTP)
  • Flickr public - search for and display images from Flickr
  • Flickr - search for and display images from your personal Flickr account
  • Google Drive - bring files from your Google Drive account
  • Legacy course files - use the old system from 1.9 of "course files"
  • - bring resources in from
  • Oohoo - Capture repository - allows users to record video, sound and take a photo WITHOUT a streaming server.
  • Picasa web album - search for and display images from your Picasa account
  • PoodLL repository - record audio or video directly into your Moodle HTML areas
  • OneDrive bring in files from your Microsoft OneDrive (formerly known as Skydrive)
  • WebDAV -bring in files using webdav

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