Add a Single File

Instructors can upload single files and display them individually from the course main page.

Signle FileSpecial Note: Do not use this in an attempt to upload and display several files. If you need to display several files, please see Add a Folder of Files

Below are the basics to add a single file, which will then link from the course main page.

  1. Go to your course and Turn editing on.
  2. Select Add an activity or resource in the content area you which to add the file to.
  3. From the pop-up, select Single file, and then click the Add button.
  4. A new window will appear. The Name is what students will see in the course centre block.
  5. Fill in/configure the rest of the settings. If you are unsure what they mean, click the question mark beside each one.
  6. Now drag and drop the file from your computer into the Content box. Depending on size, your file will take a few moments or more to upload.
  7. Configure any other settings.
  8. Select Save and return, or Save and display.
  9. It is good practice to now click on the resource in your course centre block to make sure it works as expected.

Special Note: Maximum file size for uploading is 128 MB. If you upload more than one file using Single file, students will only see and be able to access one file.

For more information about adding a file to your course (including how to later update the file with a new version), please see Single File Upload.