How to Setup a Folder Resource

How to Setup a Folder Resource

Note:  You need Teacher or Manager access before you can perform this action.

The folder module enables a teacher to display a number of related files inside a single folder, reducing scrolling on the course page. A zipped folder may be uploaded and unzipped for display, or an empty folder created and files uploaded into it.

A folder may be used

  • For a series of files on one topic, for example a set of past examination papers in pdf format or a collection of image files for use in student projects
  • To provide a shared uploading space for teachers on the course page (keeping the folder hidden so that only teachers can see it)
To add a Folder Resource within a course page follow the steps below:

Step 1: To start making changes on your course page, click on the   button then choose  Turn editing on.




Step 2: Once the edit mode is activated, you can either choose to edit an existing topic or add a new one.

Adding a topic:



Step 3: Click on  Add an activity or resource.



Step 4:  Choose  from the Activities list then click the   button.



Step 5: Fill out the information needed and adjust the settings for the Folder Resource.



Name*
(Mandatory field) enter the name of the File Resource activity in the Name text box.
Description
Enter the relevant description in the "Description" text area that describes the Folder if needed.
Display description on course page
(checkbox) If enabled, the description of this activity will be shown on the course page.



Select Files
Button options:

 Add button to add files.
 Create Folder
 Download All

Display folder contents
There are two options available:

• On a separate page
• Inline on a course page

Show subfolders expanded
Enable this option if subfolders need to be expanded.
Show download folder button
Enable this option if the download folder button needs to be displayed.



Availability
The availability option permits students to view and access assignments and resources, there are two options available:

• Show on course page
• Hide from students

ID number
The ID number can be entered to reference the same ID number from a third-party package especially gradebook. Otherwise, the field may be left blank.



Teachers may restrict students from accessing lessons and resources based upon a set of conditions. These conditions may be based on whether an activity has been completed or not, date restrictions when lessons can commence, a specified grade to be achieved, a certain user profile, or a set of nested restrictions based on the below settings.

Restrictions can be one, two or all of the following criterion:




Completion tracking
There are three options available:

•  Do not indicate activity completion
•  Students can manually mark the activity as completed
•  Show activity as complete when conditions are met

Require view
(checkbox) If enabled, student must view this activity to complete it.
Expect completed on
This setting specifies the date when the activity is expected to be completed.


Tags
Tags will allow students and teachers to connect to other courses and content being offered.


Competencies will not be available unless they have been set up at a course level. Administrators can set up competency frameworks and add competencies within the framework. Teachers can also add competencies to courses and course activities.

Course competencies
Course competencies allow you to search for competencies that you’d like to link to your existing activity.
Upon activity completion
There are four options to select once an assignment has been completed:

•  Do nothing
•  Attach evidence
•  Send for review
•  Complete the competency


Step 6:  Once everything is set, click  Save and return to course .


The Folder Resource activity that has been created will now be displayed in the section where you selected ‘Add an activity or resource’.


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