File Picker

How do I manage my course files?

Each activity and text (e.g., forum post) has its own file area, and a file is associated directly with the place it is used. For example, a file attached to a forum post is stored with the forum post and is subject to the same access restrictions.

The Files system is intimately connected with the Repository system. The file picker makes it easy to browse external and internal repositories for files and then copy them into CourseSpaces. Repositories are the way of the future for content - most Web 2.0 systems are really repositories of data with various management interfaces.

What is the file picker?

The file picker enables files to be selected and displayed in CourseSpaces - for example, when an editing teacher clicks Add an activity or resource > Single file, or when a forum participant adds an attachment to a post.

Usually the file is copied into CourseSpaces from wherever you have chosen it from (e.g., a repository or your computer), though for certain repositories a link is created, and in some situations an alias/shortcut may be created.

How do I access the file picker?

CourseSpaces' file system is context specific and must be accessed through the adding or editing of an activity or resource.

Getting files from the file picker

When the file picker screen appears, a number of links are listed down the side. These are links to Repositories which hold files you might want to use. There is also a link called Upload a file which you would click on to add a file yourself from your computer.

file picker

if you have reached the file picker by clicking on the media icon in the WYSIWYG text editor then you will only see media files in the repositories. If you have reached the file picker by clicking on the image icon in the WYSIWYG text editor then you will only see image file types in the repositories.