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<p class="note">'''Please refer to [[Page_notes#Repositories|these notes]] before editing this page.'''</p>
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Repositories in Moodle enable users to add files to a course and other locations in Moodle. Repositories provide access to specific types of file sources. They can also allow, where appropriate, users to upload files, access previously uploaded files, and to easily bring content into Moodle from external sources, such as Flickr or Google Docs.  
  
The repository feature in Moodle 2.0 onwards allows a site administrator to [[Manage repositories|manage site folders]] in the "[[Moodledata directory]]" from Site administration > Plugins > Repositories. Repositories appear in [[File picker]] for the users.  Users can browse external repositories.
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See [[Managing repositories]] for more on configuring and managing them.
  
The Moodle 2.0 File picker standard install will show Server files, Upload files and Private files repositories along with the contextual Upload files and Recent files links.  Moodle comes with 15 other hidden repositories which can be turned on and renamed if required by the site administrator.
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==Standard repositories==
  
Repositories in Moodle 2.0 video:
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Repositories are managed in ''Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories''. Standard repositories come with default Moodle. It is also possible to add additional repositories via Moodle plugins.  
  
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrdyev82bU</mediaplayer>
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===Repositories enabled by default===
  
==Vocabulary==
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* [[Embedded files repository|Embedded files]] - Allows linking to files and images available to the user that have been added/embedded in their course activities
'''Repository plugin''': it is also called a repository type. It can be named Box.net, Flickr, Mahara, Youtube... Adding a plugin allow users to create instances of this plugin. Only instances are displayed into the file picker. Type only exist in order to let a Moodle administrator to deactivate/delete all instances of a type in one click.
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* [[Server files repository|Server files]] - Gives access to files elsewhere on the Moodle site (limited by a user's permissions)
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* [[Recent files repository|Recent files]] - Shows the last 50 files you have uploaded, according to the context
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* [[Upload a file repository|Upload a file]] - Enables the "Upload a file" option in the site File picker to allow users to browse for and upload files
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* [[Private files]] - Enables access to a personal storage area for every user
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* [[URL downloader repository|URL downloader]] - Allows downloading of files and images from a particular URL
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* [[Wikimedia repository|Wikimedia]] - Let's users search for and insert media (images) from Wikipedia
  
'''Repository instance''': An instance is displayed into the file picker and it is the access point to an external repository. An instance can have specific settings (for example be linked to a personal account).
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===Additional standard repositories disabled by default===
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These may be enabled and set to visible or hidden by a site administrator.
*First case: when you add the plugin, an instance is automatically created and can not be edited. The Moodle administrator cannot change the instance name. The instance name displayed into the file picker will be exactly the same as the plugin name. For example Youtube, Box.net...
 
*Second case: the plugin allow the Moodle administrator to add multiple instances. An instance has a name for example Flickr Public access to Martin account, Martin's Mahara... <br/>For this second case it is important to identify two different kind of instances:
 
#Common instances: The instances set by Moodle administrator in these same administration pages will be available into any file picker.
 
#Private instance: A teacher can set some instances available only for a course, and an user can set some instances only available for himself. In order to set instances for a course the teacher will go to the course page, and in order to set instances for a personal use, a user will go on his profile page. An administrator cannot add/edit private instances from the administration pages.
 
  
Import files from Dropbox into Moodle 2.0 video:
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* [[Box repository|Box]] - bring files in from your Box account
 
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* [[Legacy course files]] - use the old system from 1.9 of "course files" (pertains to sites upgraded to 1.9)
<mediaplayer>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V221JLCywWs</mediaplayer>
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* [[Dropbox repository|Dropbox]] - link to or copy files from Dropbox
==Enabling repositories==
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* [[EQUELLA repository|EQUELLA]] - link to files in an EQUELLA installation
 
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* [[File_system_repository|File system]] - access files uploaded to a folder on your server (by, eg FTP)
Repositories can be enabled by an administrator in ''Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories''.
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* [[Flickr repository|Flickr]] - search for and display images from your personal Flickr account
 
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* [[Flickr public repository|Flickr public]] - search for and display images publicly available from Flickr
A repository plugin may be set to
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* [[Google Drive repository|Google Drive]] - bring files from your Google Drive account
 
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* [[Merlot.org repository|Merlot.org]] - bring resources in from Merlot.org
* Enabled and visible - appears in the file picker
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* [[Nextcloud repository|Nextcloud]] - *new in 3.6*
* Enabled and hidden
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* [[Amazon S3 repository|Amazon S3]] - enables users to copy files from Amazon S3 storage instances
* Disabled - default setting
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* [[Skydrive repository|OneDrive]] bring in files from your Microsoft OneDrive
 
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* [[WebDAV repository|WebDAV]] -bring in files from external sources using WebDAV protocol
The order in which repositories are shown in the file picker may be set using the up and down arrows.
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* [[YouTube videos repository|YouTube videos]] - search for and display YouTube videos
 
 
==Available repository plugins==
 
 
 
*Upload a file
 
*Server files
 
*Recent files
 
*[[Private files]]
 
*[[Alfresco repository]]
 
*[[Box.net repository configuration|Box.net]]
 
*[[Legacy course files]]
 
*[[Dropbox]]
 
*[[File system repository configuration|File system]]
 
*[[Flickr repository configuration|Flickr]]
 
*[[Flickr public repository configuration|Flickr public]]
 
*Google Docs
 
*Merlot.org
 
*Picasa web album
 
*Amazon S3
 
*URL Downloader
 
*[[WebDAV repository]]
 
*Wikimedia
 
*Youtube videos
 
 
 
==Contributed repository plugins==
 
 
 
Additional repository plugins may be installed, such as
 
 
 
*[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2611 Riffly] audio-only or audio-video recording
 
*[http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=2612 Nanogong] audio recording
 
*Mahara (see MDL-21993)
 
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
  
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* [[Managing repositories]]
 
* [[Repositories FAQ]]
 
* [[Repositories FAQ]]
* [http://moodle.drupalgardens.com/article/tue-06152010-1918/ftp-files-moodle-20-repository-api FTP files into Moodle 2.0 with the repository API]
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* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrdyev82bU Repositories in Moodle 2.0 video]
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* [http://www.somerandomthoughts.com/blog/whitepaper-moodle-2-repositories/ Whitepaper – Moodle 2 Repositories] by Gavin Henrick
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* [http://www.moodlerooms.com/resources/blog/five-tips-using-new-file-repository-system-moodle Five Tips for Using the New File Repository System in Moodle] by Marcelo Mendes
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* [[:dev:Repository plugins]] developer documentation
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* [http://moodle.org/plugins/browse.php?list=category&id=25 Moodle Repository Plugins database]
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* [http://moodle.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=1807 Moodle Repositories discussion forum]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 07:12, 7 November 2018

Repositories in Moodle enable users to add files to a course and other locations in Moodle. Repositories provide access to specific types of file sources. They can also allow, where appropriate, users to upload files, access previously uploaded files, and to easily bring content into Moodle from external sources, such as Flickr or Google Docs.

See Managing repositories for more on configuring and managing them.

Standard repositories

Repositories are managed in Site administration > Plugins > Repositories > Manage repositories. Standard repositories come with default Moodle. It is also possible to add additional repositories via Moodle plugins.

Repositories enabled by default

  • Embedded files - Allows linking to files and images available to the user that have been added/embedded in their course activities
  • Server files - Gives access to files elsewhere on the Moodle site (limited by a user's permissions)
  • Recent files - Shows the last 50 files you have uploaded, according to the context
  • Upload a file - Enables the "Upload a file" option in the site File picker to allow users to browse for and upload files
  • Private files - Enables access to a personal storage area for every user
  • URL downloader - Allows downloading of files and images from a particular URL
  • Wikimedia - Let's users search for and insert media (images) from Wikipedia

Additional standard repositories disabled by default

These may be enabled and set to visible or hidden by a site administrator.

  • Box - bring files in from your Box account
  • Legacy course files - use the old system from 1.9 of "course files" (pertains to sites upgraded to 1.9)
  • Dropbox - link to or copy files from Dropbox
  • EQUELLA - link to files in an EQUELLA installation
  • File system - access files uploaded to a folder on your server (by, eg FTP)
  • Flickr - search for and display images from your personal Flickr account
  • Flickr public - search for and display images publicly available from Flickr
  • Google Drive - bring files from your Google Drive account
  • Merlot.org - bring resources in from Merlot.org
  • Nextcloud - *new in 3.6*
  • Amazon S3 - enables users to copy files from Amazon S3 storage instances
  • OneDrive bring in files from your Microsoft OneDrive
  • WebDAV -bring in files from external sources using WebDAV protocol
  • YouTube videos - search for and display YouTube videos

See also