Folder View

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Folder View Course Format

The Folder View course format displays activities and resources within a folder that is expandable or collapsible. This course format can display all folders on a page or a single folder at a time with previous and next topic navigations or a jump-to menu, which each allow the student to easily navigate between folders. Editing functionality is consolidated for the course into an area at the top of the page. This course format mimics many of the features of ANGEL folders, making previous ANGEL users feel more at home within a Moodle environment. The plugin was also developed with an eye towards consolidating the editing functionality in Moodle's Topics and Weeks course formats.

The benefits of the Folder View course format are:

  • Consolidated editing functionality for blocks, resources and topics
  • Expandable/collapsible folder areas
  • Single folder display with jump-to menu for accessing other folders
  • Easy addition of topics/folders to the course without editing the course settings

For detailed end-user documentation please see the Course Format Manual hosted on Don't be confused with the term joule - joule 1 refers to Moodle 1.9, and joule 2 refers to Moodle 2.X.


Folder View requires the installation of two plugins:

Once installed, visit the Site Notifications page of your site to install the plugins within Moodle.

About the Contributors

This plugin was contributed by the Moodlerooms Product Development team. Moodlerooms is an education technology company dedicated to bringing excellent online teaching to institutions across the globe. We serve colleges and universities, schools and organizations by supporting the software that educators use to manage and deliver instructional content to learners in virtual classrooms. Moodlerooms is headquartered in Baltimore, MD. We are proud to be a Moodle Partner company.