Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Add and Manage a Folder

Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Add and Manage a Folder

A folder allows a teacher to display several course resources together.

To Add a Folder:

1. Log in to Moodle and select your Course.

2. Turn editing on by clicking the Edit button at the top right corner of the page.

Edit button for a specific course

3. Click Add an activity or resource.

Add an activity or resource button

PLEASE NOTE: There are two different ways to complete the next step depending on which view you are in. If you see two separate drop-down boxes, click Add an resource and select Folder.  For more information about this option, view Activity Chooser Option.

4. Select Folder under Resources in the left sidebar, then click Add at the bottom.

Folder Button

5. Assign a Name and Description to this folder.

Folder name and description text boxes

6. Select a file for the Content of the folder.

Folder content and options settings

7. Personalize the folder in the Folder Settings.

8. Click Save and return to course when finished, or click Save and display to manage it through the steps below.


To Manage a Folder:

1. Navigate to your course and select the Folder you wish to edit.

2. Select the Edit button within the folder.

Edit button on Folder page

3. If you have not added files, you will be taken to an upload screen where you can drag and drop your file in the center area, or use the Upload button at the top left to upload files. Click Save Changes at the bottom when done. If you already have files, skip to step 5.

New Folder upload file page

4. Upon uploading, you will be taken back to the folder. Click Edit to add or delete your files.

Edit button on Folder page after uploading first file

5. Click on a file to edit it, or add another using the Upload button at the top left.

Upload button at top left, and a file highlighted in center window

6. If you wish to delete a file, click on it and it will bring up an editing window. You can view the properties of the file in this window, and you can delete it by clicking Delete at the top left.

File properties pop up window with delete at top left

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