Folder Resource [Faculty]


The Folder resource allows you to create a folder containing various files with one link on the front page of your Moodle ISU course. You can then add files to the folder and all the students will have access to them through the folder link. Files within the folder are listed alphabetically.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Add a Folder to Your Course

  • Modify the edit settings

  • Seek further assistance

Add a new folder to your course

  1. Toggle editing on at the right hand side of the page near your profile picture.

  2. Locate the week or section in which you want to add the resource

  3. Click Add an activity or resource

  4. Select Folder

For more information see, Adding a Resource in Moodle ISU [Faculty]

Modify the edit settings


  1. In the Name field, type the name of the folder. (This field is required)

  2. In the Description field, type a description of the folder or any additional information you would like students to see

  3. If you would like this description displayed on the course page, check the display description on course page check box


  1. Locate the folder or group of files on the computer to upload into Moodle

  2. With the zipped folder or grouped files selected, drag and drop into the the Files file picker


[Warning: To upload an entire folder, it needs to be in a “zipped” or “compressed” format. To compress a folder for: Windows see, Zip and unzip files / Mac see, Zip and unzip files on Mac.]


[Note: to upload a group of files simply select each file and drag into the file picker]

  1. Once the folder has uploaded, select the zipped folder icon


  1. Click the Unzip button


[Note: The file picker will contain both the regular and zipped folder, or show individual files.]


[Note: The zipped folder can now be deleted: select the zipped folder and click delete in the pop up window.]

  1. In the Display folder contents drop down menu, choose:

    • On a Separate page - to access the files, users will have to click a link on the course page. Example:

  • Inline on a course page - Contents of the folder will be displayed on the course page. Example:

  1. If you would like subfolders to be expanded by default, check the Show subfolders expanded check box

  2. If you would like to allow the entire folder to be downloadable, check the Show download folder button check box

  3. Leave Force download of files checked in the check box, as unchecking may cause issues

Common module settings

Choose whether to show or hide the resource.

For more information see, Common Module Settings

Restrict access

For more information see, Restrict Access

Activity completion

For more information see,  Activity Completion


For more information see, Using Tags


For more information see, Competencies

Save settings

  • Click Save and display to go to the assignment

  • Click Save and return to course to be taken back to the course homepage

  • Click Cancel to not save the activity

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance, please contact the ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or

For more information please visit,

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Wed 3/21/18 11:48 AM
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