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Folder resource settings

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This page explores in more detail the settings for the Folder resource once you have added it to your course and also covers the Site administration settings.

Adding folders to your course

There are two ways to add folders to your course:

  • Dragging and dropping. You will know if drag and drop is available to you because you will (briefly) see a message at the top of your screen when the editing is turned on.


To drag and drop a folder, you must first compress/zip it using whichever program your computer has. See the documentation Folder for more information.


Give the folder a name and a description if required, checking the box if you want the description to display on the course page.

  • For Content, either drag and drop a zipped/compressed folder into the box with an arrow or click the Add button to open the File picker menu in order to choose a file from your computer or a repository.
  • When the folder thumbnail appears, click on it and select "Unzip":
  • Click the original (zipped) folder and click the "Delete" button to delete it if you wish

Alternatively, you can create and upload to a new folder:

  • Click the "Create folder" link as below; choose a name for your new folder and then click "Create folder"
  1. Click INTO the folder
  2. You can then add individual files into the folder either by dragging and dropping into the box (1 below) or clicking the "Add" (2 below) to upload files from the File picker

4. Creating a folder
6. Adding files to a folder
Display folder contents
Decide here whether to have the folder displayed on a separate page (the default) or inline with or without subfolders expanded or collapsed.
Folder displayed on separate page
Folder displayed inline
Folder displayed inline with subfolders expanded
Show download folder button
If this is ticked, then a button will be displayed so students may download as the contents of the folder as a zipped folder for offline viewing.

Other settings

Depending on what is enabled for your site and course, you may also need to explore Common module settings, Restrict access, Activity completion, Tags and Competencies

Folder capabilities

Site administration settings

The administrator can decide whether to show subfolders expanded or not by default site-wide in Site administration > Plugins > Activity modules > Folder. and also the maximum download size if folders are to be downloaded.