Folders in Moodle work much like folders in other programs, as containers into which files (and other folders) are organised, so that hierarchical structures of information can be created and conceptualised.
This page instructs you on how to create Moodle folders, upload files and organise existing folders.
When to use
Create a Folder resource when you want several related files to be accessible via a single course home page link.
Click here for information on how to upload a file.
Folders are containers into which you can place files and other folders, creating branched structures of information that help students conceptualise learning.
The main benefit of folders in Moodle is to make several files accessible via a single link, thus keeping the course home page neat and succint.
Step by step instructions
To create a folder and upload a file to the folder:
- On the course home page, click Turn editing on.
In the appropriate section, click Add an activity or resource, scroll down the pop-up list to RESOURCES, select Folder and click Add.
- On the Adding a new Folder page, enter the Name and Description for the folder, and tick the check box if you want to Display description on course page.
Under Content, either:
- click Add to add files to this folder, or
- click Create folder to create a subfolder, name it and click OK, then click on the subfolder’s name to open it, and click Add to add files.
To upload files to a folder/subfolder, in the File picker, click Upload a file, then:
- Click Browse.
- In the File Upload window, browse for the file, select it and click Open.
- Give it a Save as name by which you will recognise it in the repository.
- Change the Author name if necessary.
- Choose license as appropriate.
- Click Upload this file.
- Complete the other fields in the Adding a new Folder page as necessary, and click Save and return to course.
On the course home page, click the appropriate folder name.
On the folder’s content page, click Edit.
On the editing page, you can:
- Add new files to the folder or Create folders as needed.
- Click the menu icon next to any folder to show a pop-up window with which you can zip, rename, move or delete the folder.
- Right-click any file to show a menu with which you can download, delete or rename it (or its author).
- Click Save changes on the editing page.
- On the folder’s content page, click the appropriate breadcrumb to display the course home page.
If you want files within a folder to display in a particular order, name or rename them with the number order you want as the filename prefix:
If you experience technical or other issues, consult the Where to get help page.