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{{Folder}}==I  have a folder with linked files in. How do I display it on Moodle?==
==I  have a folder with linked files in. How do I display it on Moodle?==
 
*If you have a folder with linked files such as a website with an index.html file or a flash activity with xml/swf and index file then you use the [[File |file]] resource instead of the [[Folder| folder]] resource.
 
*Select "file" from "Add a resource".
 
*Follow the instructions for  [[Folder| uploading a folder from your computer here]]. (Note:You can upload zipped folders to the [[File| file]] module.
 
*Click on the name of your unzipped folder to get inside it.
 
*Click the icon to the right of your index.html file or the file you want to start displaying your linked files from
 
*Click "set main file" This ensures this file is the one that appears on the course page for students to click on.
 
  
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If you have a folder with linked files such as a website with an index.html file or a flash activity with xml/swf and index file then you use the [[File|file]] resource instead of the [[Folder|folder]] resource. See [[File module settings]] for details.
  
*Click "Save and return to course".
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==How do I link to a folder in a repository?==
  
==How do I link to an existing folder?==
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You can add a folder to your course by either creating a folder or uploading a zipped file. It is not possible to link to a folder in a repository. See the forum discussion [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=172245 How do we link to an existing directory in 2.0?] for more details.
*Linking to an existing folder/directory is not possible in 2.0.
 
*See this [[http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=172245| forum thread]]for some ideas.
 
  
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==Can I prevent forcedownload behaviour in files in a folder?==
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Not at present.  See this discussion: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=184088
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See this tracker item: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-28501
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==How can I allow students to upload to a folder I have displayed?==
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[See this forum post on allowing students to add files to folders| https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=226831#p985008]
 
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Latest revision as of 10:42, 17 April 2013

I have a folder with linked files in. How do I display it on Moodle?

If you have a folder with linked files such as a website with an index.html file or a flash activity with xml/swf and index file then you use the file resource instead of the folder resource. See File module settings for details.

How do I link to a folder in a repository?

You can add a folder to your course by either creating a folder or uploading a zipped file. It is not possible to link to a folder in a repository. See the forum discussion How do we link to an existing directory in 2.0? for more details.

Can I prevent forcedownload behaviour in files in a folder?

Not at present. See this discussion: https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=184088

See this tracker item: https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-28501

How can I allow students to upload to a folder I have displayed?

[See this forum post on allowing students to add files to folders| https://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=226831#p985008]