Sharing Files

Drag and Drop

One of the truly great things about moodle is that uploading files is as simple as dragging them onto your course page! To do this:

  • Bring up your course to the section where you wish to add files
  • Turn on Editing Mode from the button at the top-right corner of moodle or from the Settings Block at the bottom right of moodle
  • Open My Computer / Finder on your computer and highlight the file/s you wish to upload (as many as you want!)
  • Click and drag the file/s from the folder onto moodle and position the mouse where you want the files to be. A button labeled 'Add Files Here' will appear under your mouse.
  • Release the mouse button - that's all there is to it!

The one limitation of Drag and Drop is that you cannot upload folders, only files. If you would like your files to be in a folder on moodle you will need to add the folder first by using the 'Add an activity or resource' button.

Please note that Drag and Drop requires you to use one of the following Internet browsers (or newer): Internet Explorer 10, Safari 6, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. If you are using a school desktop or laptop (not your own laptop), please use Google Chrome which is installed on all computers. If your Drag and Drop is not working on your personal laptop, please update your browser - if you need help with this, please contact the ICT Department on phone extension 197, or at

The Old Fashioned Way

If you prefer to upload files the traditional way, or if you can't currently use Drag and Drop, you can add files like any other resource. From your course page, with Editing Mode enabled, select to 'Add a resource' and choose 'File'.

File Size

Only files under 20mb can be uploaded at this time. You can upload as many files as you like as long as each individual file is less than 20mb (the total of all the files does not matter!). If you really need to upload a file that is bigger than 20mb, please contact the ICT Department to discuss on phone extension 197, or at

Now You See It... Now You Don't!

Just like any other resource, files can be hidden or unhidden from students at any time by clicking the eye icon next to them. In this way you can hide old files from topics that have been finished in class, without having to delete and readd them next year, or you can upload items in advance and hide them until you're ready for students to have access.

To delete files, simply hit the X icon next to them.

Sharing Files With Staff Only

All of the above hold true for sharing files with staff as well, just make sure to upload your files to a staff only course! See the guide on Managing a Course

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Last modified: Friday, 8 March 2013, 9:53 PM