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Opening a File or Folder | Creating a New Folder | Copying a File or Folder | Deleting a File or Folder | Renaming a File or Folder | Uploading a File | Zipping Folders to Upload | Zipping Folders in D2L | Unzipping Folders in D2L

Manage Files

The Manage Files tool is the file management system for your course. It is recommended that you organize your files into folders, create a folder for each module of content, and store all of your files and folders in the Manage Files area. From this area, you can organize and upload files associated with your course offering. 

To access the Manage Files area, click on the Edit Course link in your navbar. Then click the Manage Files link at the bottom of the Site Resources.


Opening a File or Folder

To view a file or folder that is already in the Manage Files area, click on the name of the file or folder (designated in blue).


Creating a New Folder

1. On the Manage Files page, click the folder name where you want to add a new folder.  If you want to add a new folder to your base course path, you can click the name of your course at the beginning of the location chain to return to your base path.

2. Click the New Folder icon in the toolbar above the files area.  A dialog box will pop up in which you type the folder name.

3. Type the new folder name and click OK.  The new folder will now appear in the list.


Copying a File or Folder

1. On the Manage Files page, select the check-box(es) beside the folder(s) or file(s) that you want to copy.

2. Click the Copy icon in the tool bar or drop-down menu.

3. Open the folder where you want to place the copied item by clicking on the folder name.

4. From the navigation bar, click the Paste icon.  The folder or file that you selected is copied into this location.


Deleting a File or Folder

1. On the Manage Files page, select the check-box(es) beside the file(s) or folder(s) that you want to delete.

2. Click the Delete icon in the tool bar or drop-down menu.

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3. Click OK in the confirmation message.  The selected file or folder is deleted.


Renaming a File or Folder

1. On the Manage Files page, click the arrow beside the file or folder that you want to rename. Select Rename from the drop-down menu.  A dialog box pops up in which you type the new file or folder name.

2. Type in a new name for the file or folder and click OK.

Note: Use caution when renaming files and folders if they are being used in the Content area.  Renaming a file that is currently being used as a Topic may result in a broken link.


Uploading a File

The Upload icon on the Manage Files page allows you to select and upload a file, such as a Word or PowerPoint document, from your computer to the Learning Environment server. You can upload most file types, but keep in mind that users must have the correct software to view these files.

1. On the Manage Files page, click the folder name that you want to upload the file into. If you want to upload a file to your base course path, you can click the name of your course at the beginning of the location chain to return to your base path.

2. Click the Upload icon from the tool bar. The Upload File pop-up displays.

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3. Click Browse and locate the file that you want to upload.

4. Click the Upload button. The file is now listed below the folder.

Zipping Folders to Upload

To .Zip Files on a PC:

1.  Select all the files or folder you want to add in the .zip file > right-click with the mouse

2.  Select ‘Send to'

3.  Choose Compressed (zipped) Folder

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4.  Zipped folder will appear in the same location as the original files.

 

To .Zip Files on a Mac:

1.  Click on the desktop to return to "Finder"

2.  Select all the files you want to add in the .zip file File > Create Archive of <# of files selected> items

Note: If you don't select the files you want to .zip you won't see the "Create Archive of...." option.

3.  Archive file appears on the desktop as "archive.zip"

 

To upload a zipped folder into D2L, follow the instructions about for uploading files.


Zipping Folders in D2L

The Zip Files icon on the Manage Files page allows you to compress selected files into a .zip file which you can then download.

1. On the Manage Files page, select the check-boxes next to the files/folders that you want to compress.

2. Click the Zip Files icon and follow the standard .Zip instructions.

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Unzipping Folders in D2L

The Unzip File icon on the Manage Files page will uncompress selected .zip files on the server. This is the best way to upload multiple files at once.

1. On the Manage Files page, click the folder name that you want to uncompress the .zip files into. If you want to uncompress the files into your base course path, you can click the name of your course at the beginning of the location chain to return to your base path.

2. Upload your .zip file (refer to Uploading a file above).

3. Click the arrow beside the zipped file and select Unzip from the drop-down menu.

4. Click OK in the confirmation message. The files will be uncompressed into the current folder.

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