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The course folder is the central storage location for all course-related files. It serves to store images, text documents as well as specific layout templates such as individual course templates or certificate templates.

Both the course folder and its content are not directly visible to learners, who can only access documents that are used within course elements. For example, if an HTML document is used as a summary page of a course element, learners will see the HTML content when opening the course element.

Only users with the right to edit the course will have access to the course folder.

Content

Open course folder

To open the course folder, proceed as follows:

1

Start the function from within the  more settings menu in the course view.

2

Select the entry Course folder . This entry will only be visible if the following conditions are met:

  • You are the course supervisor.
  • The configuration option to display the course folder in the new interface is enabled for your platform.
3

The course folder opens in a new window.

You will see a tabular overview of all files and folders already stored in the course folder. Each contained (sub)folder or file comes with information about its name, size, modification date, and license (if any). You can create new files and folders or upload them from your computer.

Course folder

You can also see and select the course folder from the editor tools box via the entry storage folder, when editing the course in the course editor.

Functions in the course folder

The following functions are available in the course folder:

Create folder

This option allows you to create a new folder.

1

Open the relevant course element.


New folder icon

2Click on the new folder icon.
3

Enter a folder name and optionally add metadata.

Please make sure that the folder name does not contain any of the following characters: " / ` ; : * < and >.

Folder name and metadata
4Click on Save.
Save button

Create file

With this button, you can create a new file and add it to your personal folder.

  1. Open the relevant course element.
  2. Click on the new file icon.
New file icon
3. Enter a file name and optionally add content.File name and content
4. If necessary, assign a licence and add metadata.Licence and metadata
5. Click on Save to complete the editing process.Save button

Upload file

Using this button, you can upload files from your computer to your personal folder.

  1. Open the relevant course element.
  2. Click on the upload file icon.
Upload file icon
3. Click on Select files to upload files from your computer or drag and drop the desired files into the upload field.Select files button
4. Confirm the upload by clicking on the Upload button.Upload button

Download selected files as a ZIP archive

Click this button to download files from your personal folder as a ZIP archive.

1

Open the relevant course element.

Select checkboxes

2

Select the files you wish to download by ticking the checkboxes next to them.

3

Click on the download file icon. The download will start automatically.

If the table contains a large number of entries, it will be displayed over several pages. When downloading selected entries, however, only those entries on the currently displayed page will be downloaded. To download entries from multiple pages at once, first use the Show all function below the table, which will display all existing entries on one page. Then select the desired entries as described above and click on the download file icon.

Download file icon

Copy

This option allows you to copy content of your personal folder.

  1. Open the relevant course element.
  2. Select the files you want to copy by ticking the checkboxes next to them.
Select checkboxes
3. Click on the copy file icon.Copy file icon
4. Then select the location where you want to copy the files and confirm the process with Copy files.Copy files button

Move

Use this button to move content.

  1. Open the relevant course element.
  2. Select the files you want to move by ticking the checkboxes next to them.
Select checkboxes
3. Click on the move folder icon.Move folder icon
4. Then select the location where you want to move the files and confirm the process with Move files.Move files button

Download table

Export table content as a file. The file format you have selected within your System settings will be used as the default format.

Edit folder

Click this button to edit the content of a folder.

  1. Open the relevant course element.
  2. Click on the pencil icon next to the content you want to edit.
Edit icon
3. Make your desired changes and click on Save.Save button

Delete

This option allows you to delete content from your personal folder at any time.

  1. Open the relevant course element.
  2. Select the files you want to delete by ticking the checkboxes next to them.
Select checkboxes
3. Click on the trash can icon.Trash can icon
4. Confirm the dialogue with Delete.Delete button

Save as artefact

You can save your content to your ePortfolio using this function.

Detailed instructions on how to use artefacts can be found on the help page Artefacts.

Save layout templates to the course folder

The course folder also includes all specific layout templates such as individual course templates, certificate templates and CSS files. Instructions on how to design your course using such templates can be found on the help pages Course layout or Certificates.

Use WebDAV connection to the course folder

Files are usually uploaded to a system via upload forms, i. e. you select one or more files and upload them. WebDAV helps you to save even more time: Using WebDAV, you can comfortably copy individual files or even entire folders from your computer to the learning platform via the file manager of your operating system. More detailed information can be found on the help page WebDAV. 

Include resource folder in course folder

You have the option to include a Resource Folder in the course folder (storage folder). In a resource folder, you can add files for use in multiple courses, such as a collection of pictures or topics. By integrating the resource folder in the course storage folder, you can easily use these files in multiple courses.

Currently, you can only view the content of the included resource folder in the course editor and assign it to corresponding course elements. Advanced display options are already planned for the new interface.