Styles and layout - folder (resource)

folder iconThis entry relates to styles and layout. A folder is classified as a 'resource' in FLO.

A FLO folder is an organisational tool that allows you to structure your topic in a meaningful way that may reduce scrolling on the topic homepage. Students are able to see relational files (eg assessment information) in one convenient place. Examples of folder use: 

  • a series of files in one module (eg a set of past examination papers in pdf format or a collection of images files for use in student projects)
  • a shared uploading space for teachers on the topic page (keeping the folder hidden so that only teachers can see it).

Steps for setting up a folder/s in your topic FLO site:

Create a folder

  1. Click the Turn editing on button
  2. Go to the week or module you would like the folder to appear

  3. Click Add an activity or resource
    Add an activity or resource

  4. Select Folder then click Add

  5. Add a Name and Description
    Folder name and description

  6. Drag and drop the files you wish to appear in the folder in the Files section or click add and go through the steps 

    Add files

  7. Click Save and display

Create a subfolder

Once you have created a folder, in the display screen:

Click on the Create folder icon and give the folder a meaningful name


Add a zip file, then unzip (and move to a subfolder)

A zipped folder may be uploaded and unzipped for display, or an empty folder created and files uploaded into it.

  1. Click on the Add... icon
    add files to folder

  2. Choose your zip file (this might consist of a series of documents such as PDFs that you have zipped up) and upload (Open)

  3. One the file is uploaded, you can unzip it by clicking on the zip file icon
    zip files

  4. Select the option Unzip 

    unzip files 

  5. Your files should now appear in the folder where you placed the zip file. You can choose a subfolder to add them to by clicking on each individual file 
    file to folder 

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