Keep your course clutter free with folders.
Folders enable you to display a collection of resources, such as text documents, PDFs, and multimedia. You can add descriptions and group the resources in a logical way by adding subfolders.
Students click a folder to view its contents. They see the name of the folder, a description, and subfolders and files.
Why use it?
Whenever you upload multiple documents to a course, consider grouping them in a folder. These examples show how to use folders.
- Getting Started - syllabus, assignments, contracts.
- Key resources
- Online textbooks and workbooks
- Assignment Examples - positive and negative examples of completed assignments
- Printable reference materials
- Group project work requirements
- Week 1 Readings - required learning materials for the week
- Takeaways - additional reading material, handouts, and job aids at the end of a course
If you see a gauge icon on any of your folders, your institution uses Ally to measure the accessibility of course content. To learn more, see Ally help for instructors.
Create a folder
Steps in Snap: Create learning activity or resource > Folder > Add
Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Folder > Add
- Type a name and description. Check the Display description on course page box if you want the description to show there.
- In the Content box, add and organize the folder content.
- Create folder - to organize your files into subfolders.
- Add files from your computer or from the repositories in the file picker. You can also drag files from your computer and drop them in the box. After you add a file, you can click it to access functions such as delete and rename. To learn more, see Manage Files.
- Optionally, configure the following settings:
- Common Module Settings
- Restrict Access
- Activity completion
- Choose to Display folder contents, including its sub-folders, on a separate page or inline on the front page of the course. Check the Show sub-folders expanded box if you want the folder to display that way.
- Select Save and return to course to show the course front page or Save and display to show only the new folder.