Adding a File to Moodle
Posted by , Last modified by Melinda Barnsley on 23 April 2020 03:55 PM

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Drag and Drop
  2. Add Files Manually

Drag and Drop

Moodle offers the ability to Drag and Drop your files onto your course page. 

  1. First, ensure that editing is turned on (click the "Turn editing on" button on the top right of your page).
  2. Locate the file on your computer that you wish to add. It can be helpful to arrange windows so that you can see the file explorer or finder window and your browser at the same time.
  3. Click the file with your mouse and hold down. Now drag your cursor to the appropriate week or topic in your course.
  4. Release the mouse when you see the dotted line box and and green plus sign. Moodle will automatically drop it in!
  5. You can also select multiple files at once and drag and drop them into Moodle in bulk. If your file needs renaming, just click the pencil icon next to the file name, and a formatting box will pop up where you can rename the file.  

Adding Files Manually

Files can also be added to Moodle manually by using the "Add an activity or resource" tool:

  1. Navigate to the topic/week of your choice, and click on the + Add an activity or resource menu.
  2. Scroll down to the File option under the Resources heading, and click the Add button located at the bottom of the menu.

7.  You will now be in the Adding a New File window. In the Name field, type in a name for your file (e.g. Syllabus). This is what will be visible in your course, and it can be different from the file name.

 8.  Scroll down to the Content section, and click on the Add icon (piece of paper with +) and is located on the top left below the selected files heading.

 9.  You will then be brought to the File Picker as shown below: 

10.  Click on the Upload a file link on the left side. Then click on the Choose File button to locate the file on your computer. Once found, select the file and click Choose.

11.  Back in the File Picker dialog box, select the Upload this file button at the bottom of the window.

12.  Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Save and return to course. Your file has now been added to your course.


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