It’s now easier than ever to upload files into your Moodle courses using our file picker feature!
As the name suggests, the file picker lets users select and display files to be included in their Moodle site. For example, when an editing teacher clicks Add an activity or resource > File, or when a forum participant adds an attachment to a post.
So how does it work?
1) To get started you first have to find the file picker in one of two places. You can find the file picker when you upload a file using the activity chooser.
Or you can also find the file picker if you’re using the text editor and want to add a media or an image file, using the relevant icons.
2) Once you have clicked to add a file, you will be taken to a new screen. Scroll down to content and access the file picker clicking the add button.
On the left you will see links known as ‘repositories’. Each repository is a place where you can retrieve files to display on your course.
Which repositories are included depends on which ones have been enabled by the administrator and also the context in which you access the file picker. We will explore what these repositories mean later in the post.
3) Select what file you would like to be added into your Moodle course.
Now that you understand the basic of the file picker let’s explore repositories.
As mentioned, which repositories are included is decided by a Moodle administrator.
Here are four popular ones which we think you may benefit from:
When you are searching through the repositories you may notice that the files can be displayed in 3 separate ways:
To learn more, watch the YouTube video below or check out the documentation on Moodle.org.