Uploading files

Welcome! In this tutorial, you will learn how to upload files to your course website.

There are three ways to upload a file.

Part 1. Drag and Drop in the course front page.

The easiest way to upload a file is to:

1. Turn editing on

Screenshot 1: Turn editing on

2. Simply drag and drop a file from your computer into the bottom area of the block.

Screenshot 2: Files can be dragged and dropped to the list of files.

3. From there you can control the location of the file by clicking on the cross next to the file and dragging the file to a new location

Screenshot 3: The four direction symbol is located to the direct left of each filename.

Part 2. Drag and drop the files in an activity.

1. Click on the any activities (e.g. assignment submission).

2. The easiest and the fastest way to upload the file is to drag and drop files into the dropbox.

Screenshot 4: Drag items to the file drop area with the blue arrow.

Part 3. Upload files in the HTML editor

1. Click on any activities.

2. You can find a file in a folder in your computer manually by clicking on the icon on the left top of the dropbox.

(This method sometimes works better with different file types, like Pages, if drag and drop doesn’t work.)

Screenshot 5: The browser files button can be found in the top left hand corner of the file drop area.

3. Click on “Choose file” and select the file your want to upload. Then, click on “Upload this file.”

Screenshot 6: The choose file button is located at the top of the dialog box, to the right of attachment. Click on "upload this file" to finish.

4. You will see the image in the dropbox if you successfully upload the file.

Screenshot 7: Files will appear inside the box of the file dropping area.


You can also delete it by right-clicking on the image.

After you check the file submission, click on “Save changes” to finish it.






For further information

You can watch the video tutorial.


For Support
If you encounter difficulty during any part of these tasks, please e-mail us at moodle@iastate.edu for assistance, or stop by 306 Ross during our scheduled support hours.

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