I have a dumb question—how do I access the File Picker on its own? That is, without having to create a course or activity or a folder? If I logged into my site (admin) and I just wanted to browse my Repositories, upload files, make folders, etc., where do I go?
Somewhere I saw that there was supposed to be a link under "Front Page" called "Site Files" but this is not present in my Moodle 2.2 install.
Furthermore, anytime I actually upload a file, no matter what Repository I have selected, it goes into my "Private Files" and is inaccessible anywere else. I can enable (and I am tempted to, despite warnings that it's a bad idea) the old Moodle course files repository, because at least that one made sense, but then I am faced with the same issue of managing my files through the web interface anyway.
I don't mean to complain, but I find it extremely unobvious as to where this file management can happen.
Thank you for your time!
Hi George, please remember that there is no such thing as a dumb question, you ask because you do not understand, and that is how most of us learn - which is what Moodle is all about.
I am not sure why you would want to access the file picker outside of a resource or an activity anyway, but you have something in mind. I do agree there is a number of issues around the new file picker, but in some ways it is actually more comprehensive than the old, more flexible that is for sure, but in others it is still too unfriendly. The Moodle file system is more of a mystery than it used to be, which is a response to criticisms of the old. However, using Course Server files area, most of the problems around the new file structure disappear.