Add a Folder Resource to a CLE course


Add a folder to a CLE course to display a number of related files inside one page, reducing scrolling on the course page. There are two options to upload a folder to a CLE Course - drag and drop files or add files through the file picker. 

Add a Folder resource

  1. Go to the CLE course page, from the Gear icon at the top-right click Turn editing on.
  2. In the section where you would like the file to be added, click Add an activity or resource.
  3. In the window that appears, select the Folder resource type. This will take you to the settings page for the new Folder. 

Option 1: Drag and drop files

  1. Locate the files you would like to upload on your computer (separate files or a .zip file).
  2. Drag and drop the files to the dashed-box in your course page.
  3. (Optional)enter a description for the folder and allow display description on the course page.
  4. Click the Save and return to course button. 

Option 2: Add files from the file picker

  1. Add a Name and an optional Description.
  2. In the select file section, click the File icon to open the file picker page.
  3. Under the file picker page, click upload file and select the designated file from your computer. File Picker
  4. Click Upload this file
  5. Repeat steps 6 and 7 as many times as needed to select the files for the folder.
  6. Click the Save and return to course button.

Display Folder Settings

You can choose various different ways to present the information in the folder by configuring the settings below:


  • Display folder contents
    • Choose on a separate page to create a link to the folder and files within
    • Choose inline on a course page to add the folder directly to the section where the folder resource was added
  • Check Show subfolders expanded to set subfolders to display their contents by default
  • Check Show download folder button to allow students to download folder content
  • Check Force download of files to force folder contents to be downloaded rather than displayed in the browser




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