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Keep your course clutter free with folders.

Folders enable you to display a collection of resources, such as text documents, PDFs, and multimedia. You can add descriptions and group the resources in a logical way by adding subfolders.

Students click a folder to view its contents. They see the name of the folder, a description, and subfolders and files.

Why use it?

Whenever you upload multiple documents to a course, consider grouping them in a folder. These examples show how to use folders.

  • Getting Started — syllabus, assignments, contracts.
  • Assignment Examples — positive and negative examples of completed assignments.
  • Week 1 Readings — required learning materials for the week.
  • Takeaway — additional reading material, handouts, and job aids at the end of a course.

Create a folder

Steps in Snap: Create learning activity or resource > Folder > Add

Steps in other themes: Turn editing on > Add an activity or resource > Folder > Add

How it looks in Snap
How it looks in another theme
  1. Type a name and description. Check the Display description on course page box if you want the description to show there.
  2. In the Content box, add and organize the folder content.
    • Create folder - to organize your files into subfolders.
    • Add files from your computer or from the repositories in the file picker. You can also drag files from your computer and drop them in the box. After you add a file, you can click it to access functions such as delete and rename. To learn more, see Manage Files.

  3. Optionally, configure the following settings:
  4. Choose to Display folder contents, including its sub-folders, on a separate page or inline on the front page of the course. Check the Show sub-folders expanded box if you want the folder to display that way.
  5. Select Save and return to course to show the course front page or Save and display to show only the new folder.