Moodle: Add folders

Moodle Folders hold collections of files and can be used to organize readings or other course resources. Note that folders cannot be used to organize Moodle activities such as quizzes, assignments, or discussion forums. This article shares step-by-step instructions on how to add folders to your courses:

Before you start, you may need the following:

  • an Instructor of Record or Other Editing Teacher role in a Bryn Mawr Moodle course.

Method 1: Drag-and-drop

  1. In your Moodle course, click the Turn editing on button (if it isn't already on).
  2. Choose the folder you want to add to Moodle from your computer files. 
    • (Note: if the folder is not already compressed, this will not work. To compress a folder, right-click and choose Send to -> compressed (zipped) folder. On a Mac, press control+click and then select Compress (folder name here).)
    •  Locate the zipped folder on your computer and drag it to your course into the section you want it to appear.
  3. Once you drag it onto your course, Moodle will ask if you would like to: “create file resource, add a SCORM package, or unzip it” and have it as a folder. In most cases, you will want to choose

The folder should now show up on your Moodle course with all of its files as a resource for your students.

Method 2: Create an empty folder and add files separately

  1. In your Moodle course, click the Turn editing on button (if it isn't already on).
  2. Click on Add an activity or resource and choose Folder from the suite of icons.
  3. Put in a Name and Description for the folder. If you just want an empty folder for now, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and return to course. If you want to add files to the folder now, continue with Step 4.
  4. You can either drag and drop files into the Content box with the blue arrow, or click the Add button in order to choose and upload files from your computer.
  5. After you have all the files you want in the folder, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and return to course. Once the folder is on your site, you can edit the contents at any time by clicking on the Update icon.


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

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Email: help@brynmawr.eduService catalog
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