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FMH - Upload File

Faculty Moodle Help - I want to upload a file to Moodle. How do I do that?

 There are two ways you may add a file, of any type, to your Moodle course.

Drag and Drop

  1. From the course homepage, select the Turn editing on button.
  2. Locate the file on your computer and drag it onto the course homepage. The file will begin to upload and a status bar will display.
  3. When the file has completed the upload process, the file will appear on your course homepage.

Note: Make sure you have the most recent release of the web browser you are using. Drag and Drop functionality may not work with older versions of some browsers (ex: If using Internet Explorer, must have version 10 or above).

Add a resource

  1. From the course homepage, select the Turn editing on button.
  2. In the desired week/topic, select the Add an activity or resource link.
  3. Under Resources, select File and the Add button.
  4. In the Name field, enter the name you desire to be displayed for the file on the course homepage.
  5. Scroll down to the Content section. You may drag and drop the file from your computer into the indicated box OR select the Add icon to browse your computer for the file.
  6. After the file has finished uploading, scroll to the bottom and select the Save and return to course button.

Note: We do not recommend uploading large files (50MB+) to Moodle. Large files may be difficult for students to download; dependent on their internet speed. If you have a large file you want your students to access, contact the Faculty Technology Center at and we can make a recommendation on how to get your students access.

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