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Create content guide

Overview of the popular resource types that you can create to present content to students.

Drag and drop files

You can drag and drop files directly from your device to your Moodle page. To do this:

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where you want to place your file by selecting the section heading.
  3. Open Windows Explorer to navigate to your files.
  4. Navigate to the drive on which the file is saved.  
  5. Resize the explorer window, so that the browser and the Moodle module are visible.
  6. Mouse select and hold on the relevant file that you want to upload to Moodle and drag it into the relevant section of your module. You can only drag and drop a file to the bottom of a section.  
  7. Drop your file into your module by releasing the mouse button.
    • If you receive the error message "An error occurred whilst communicating with the server", check to make sure the file you are uploading has been closed and try again.
  8. If required, select the file and drag and drop it above or below other resources in your section.

Move file to different section

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where you want the file to display.
  3. Open the section where your file is currently located and click and hold the white space surrounding the file name with the left button on your mouse. The cursor will change shape and the white space will be highlighted pink.
  4. Drag and drop the file into its new position. Drag your file to the section you want it to display, then release the mouse button.

Change title of the file

  1. Turn Edit mode on.
  2. Open the section where the file is located.
  3. Select the purple pen icon  alongside the file.
  4. Enter the new file name and then press Enter on your keyboard. Clicking outside the editable area will not save the changes.

Disable alternative formats

You may wish to consider disabling the alternative format for a specific file if:

  • the alternative format(s) is known to be incorrect.
  • reviewing the content in a different format may reveal the answer to an activity that students are required to undertake while studying the content.
  1. Alternative format icon highlighted alongside fileSelect the alternative formats icon alongside the accessibility score indicator that appears next to the file resource. 
  2. Select the down arrow that appears on the Download alternative formats overlay window. Select Disable alternative formats for this file.

  3. Select the x icon on the top right of the overlay to return to the module page.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for any other files for which you want to disable alternative formats.

When students select the alternative format icon to download the content in a different format they will receive a message that The alternative formats for this file have been disabled.

Re-enable alternative formats for a file

You can re-enable alternative formats if required.

  1. Select the alternative formats icon alongside the file.
  2. An overlay will display. Select the Enable for this file button.

  3. The alternative formats will display. Select the x in the top right to close the overlay and return to the module page.
  4. Repeat steps 1-3 for each file where you want to re-enable alternative formats.
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