The goal of SimpleFileUpload is to eliminate the 8 click process of accessing your adding a resource, browsing for that resource, finding a file on your local drive then uploading it, “choosing” it, then saving the resource just so a link will show on the main page of your course. Well, if you do that a lot, SimpleFileUpload can save you a lot of time. Easily add files directly to any topic area or your course summary (and have these files uploaded to your main course directory) with just a click (and even change their names).
Works as described, the install on your Moodle does take an additional step of adding a line of code to a language file.
Here’s how I got it working:
- Download the Zip file from the Plug-in repository: http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4336
- Upload/unzip it to your Moodle’s directory using FTP or a file manager (/mod/resource/type/)
- Edit the language file (/lang/en_utf8/resource.php) to include $string[‘resourcetypesimplefileupload’] = ‘Simple File Upload’;
Now you’ll see that there’s a new “Add a Resource” option in the dropdown of your courses’ editing options.
And by clicking close, the files are instantly placed on your Moodle course page. It’s quick, easy and soooooo simplified.
While an excellent time saver, the downside is that this provides an easy way to do something that might be frowned upon in general Moodle course design (these files, after all might be better suited for a displayed Directory).
Download the plug-in at http://moodle.org/mod/data/view.php?d=13&rid=4336.