Folders in Moodle are groups of files. Many instructors utilize folders to keep track of their readings and other course materials. Please keep in mind that Moodle folders are solely for storing files and cannot be used to manage Moodle activities like quizzes, discussion forums, or wikis.
1. To make a folder in Moodle, first navigate to the week or section where you want to make the folder, and then click the Add an Activity or Resource link. Select Folder from the enlarged menu.
2. Name your new folder on the new page (you do not need to add a description). Then, by heading to the “Content” area, begin adding files to the folder. You may drag and drop files directly into the Content box or upload them from your PC.
3. Select either Save and Return to Course or Save and Display once you’ve picked all of the files you want in your new folder.
4. Once your folder has been created, you may go back and add more files later. To do so, go to the folder and choose Edit from the dropdown menu. Go to Edit Settings after that.
5. Click Add and Browse to add new files from your computer to your folder once you’re in editing mode. You may upload files from your computer or drag and drop more files, just as previously.
6. To save adjustments to your folder, make sure you choose Save and Return to Course or Save and Display.
Creating and assigning students groups
Managing Groups: Organize students into groups and assign them to groups.
1. Look for the Participants link heading on the left hand side of the page on the main page of your Moodle course site.
2. Select the Administration gear and then the Groups option.
3. To manually assign students to certain groups, click Create group (red icon at bottom of page) in the new window.
4. Give the group a name on the next page that appears. You may submit a picture to help identify the group if you like.
5. Click Add/remove users.
6. In the Potential Members box, click on the names of students. After that, click the Add button. You can choose numerous names at once and add them all at once.
7. You may also utilize Moodle’s Auto-create groups (red button at bottom of page) to assign students to groups at random. Choose a naming system and pick whether Moodle should create groups depending on the number of students or the number of groups.
Adding texts and Images
1. To update your Course Home Page, you must first enable editing by selecting the “Turn editing on” button in the upper right corner.
2. Click the Add an activity or resource link: in the topic section to which you wish to add the text or image.
3. Choose Label and click Add:
4. Type into the text editing box beneath the General tab to add content. NOTE: Toggle the toolbar by clicking the little arrow in the upper left corner.
5. On the editor menu, select the Insert/edit image option to add an image:
6. A new window will appear. To add a picture from the Web, paste the image’s URL into the Image URL form area, or click Find or upload an image to add an image from your computer:
If the image is already saved on your computer, use the Browse option to find it.
Select the button Upload this file.
Enter a title and description for the photograph.
To change the image’s size or orientation, go to the Appearance tab.
Click the Insert button.
7. Select Save and Return to Course from the drop-down menu.
Adding a web link
1. Click the “Turn editing on” button in the upper right-hand corner:
2. To find out where to put your link, go to Add a resource and choose URL:
3. In the new window, give the link a title. The link’s description is optional. Copy and paste the following link into the External URL area under Content:
4. Once you’ve finished linking the link, scroll down to Save and Return to Course:
Hiding and showing items
Items to Hide and Show
You can conceal parts of your course site from students selectively. You may create parts of your course and hide them until you’re ready to show them to students.
Hide a weekly/topic module:
1. Select Turn editing on: from the Administration gear in the upper right corner of your screen.
2. Click the Edit down arrow to the far right of your section title, below the Section Administration gear, to open the Section editing menu. Hide the part by selecting Hide section (look for the open eye icon). When a part is hidden, it is grayed out and the eye icon has a slash through it, suggesting that it is hidden from students. *Note that the eye indicator shows whether a portion is hidden or visible; an open eye implies visibility, while a cut across the eye denotes hiding. Because the word represents what you wish to do to the area and the eye indicates the current condition, the symbol will always be the polar opposite of the word alongside it.
3. Repeat the same process and click Show section to show the section once more.
Hide a specific resource or activity from the Course Home Page:
1. On the right side of the item you want to alter, click Edit: