Embedding Files into a Course

How to add photos and other files to a Moodle course.

Last Updated: July 13th, 2023

Introduction

Embedding files to Moodle can be straightforward even for the novice. If you are new to Moodle or have been using Moodle for a long time and you need a different way to embed documents, this article is for you. The following will present several ways to sync the most popular file types, PDFs, image, sound, movie, and PowerPoint files. 

Upload File

  1. Log into Moodle.
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click on the toggle to turn Editing mode on.
    Edit mode shown turned on  
  3. Scroll down to the week you want to add the item and then click on Add an Activity or Resource near the bottom right hand of each section. Select the activity/resource you wish to add.
  4. In the text box type in the file name, highlight the file name, and click on the link button.
    File name text highlighted and the Link button in the text editor controls.
  5. Click Browse repositories...
    Browse Repositories button on the Create Link window. 
  6. Click Choose File and find file to upload. Once selected, click Upload this file

     

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Upload File to Moodle with Google Drive

  1. Log into Google Drive and select the appropriate folder to upload your files.
  2. Click New and then File upload or drag and drop the file.

    New button at the top left of Google drive selecting the File upload option from the list.
  3. Log into Moodle.
  4. In the top right-hand corner, click on the toggle to turn Editing mode on.
    Edit mode shown toggled on 
  5. Scroll down to the week you want to add the item and then click on Add an Activity or Resource near the bottom right hand of each section. Select the activity/resource you wish to add.
  6. In the text box type in the file name, highlight the file name, and click on the link button.
    File name text highlighted and the Link button in the text editor controls.
     
  7. Click Browse repositories...
    Browse Repositories button on the Create Link window. 
  8. On the left-hand list of upload options, select Google Drive. Find and select your file or click Log into your account.
  9. Click Upload File and Save your Changes at the bottom of the screen.

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Upload Images

  1. Log into Moodle.
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click on the toggle to turn Editing mode on.
     
  3. Scroll down to the week you want to add the item and then click on Add an Activity or Resource near the bottom right hand of each section. Select the activity/resource you wish to add.
  4. In the text box, click on Insert/Edit Image.
     
  5. Click Browse repositories...
    Browse repositories button in the image properties window. 
  6. Click Choose File and find file to upload. Once selected, click Upload this file
    Choose and File and Upload this file buttons in Upload a File Option in the File Picker window. 
  7. Enter an image description and click Save Image
    Describe this image text box to add the image description and the save image button in the Image Properties window.
     

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Upload Video or Audio

Follow our article, Using Video in the Classroom: Kaltura‍, to learn how to upload video and audio files onto Moodle using Kaltura.

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