Moodle: Add files to a course

Teachers can upload files, such as a syllabus or course readings, to a Moodle course to share them with students. There are two ways to upload files to your course.

Before you start, you may need access to the following:

  • An Instructor of record, Other editing teacher role, or Non-editing teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course.

Add files

  1. Click the Turn editing on (if it isn’t already on).
  2. Find the section of your course where you want to post the file and click + Add an activity or resource.
  3. Select File, then click Add.
  4. Type a name for the file.
  5. Drag-and-drop your file into the window provided OR click (file), click Browse to locate the file on your computer, then click Upload this file.
  6. Click Save and return to course.

Alternative drag-and-drop method

See this video demo of how to upload files to a Moodle course by dragging-and-dropping them onto the Moodle page. You may need to move files afterward to position them where you want in the course page, and not all web browsers support this option.


If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440 | Library and Help Desk hours
Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
Location: Canaday Library 1st floor