OK it's whinge time ...
Out comes Moodle 2.3 and it's great: drag and drop blocks, new ways of presenting topics etc., but folders ...
As a course grows, resource items accumulate, and as a natural progression, teachers would want to pop those items in a new folder to avoid the scroll of death.
Folders in Moodle however, seem to have been implemented only to work properly when the resource items appear after that folder has been instantiated. You make your folder and then you upload your files into it. Er, -no.
Why, oh why, oh why is it not possible to drag and drop resource items into a newly-made folder? Gosh, if I could programme this I would.
At the moment, there is the file picker, but this currently does two counterintuitive things:
1. it presents resources in a separate window from the course page, ordered by course category and course (yes); but then all logic seems to be abandoned. Resource items in the file picker are not presented by topic (or week), and they seem to be in upload-date rather than alphabetical order. - How are users supposed to find items in larger courses from the file picker?
2. Every resource item in the file picker has been put into a separate folder. - Why do users need to see that?
At the moment, the only work-around I can think of is: (i) to download all the resource files to go into the new folder; (ii) drag the downloaded files into a desktop folder; (iii) zip the desktop folder; (iv) delete the original resource files from the course page; (v) drag and drop the zipped folder into the course. This 'quick method' is described here:
...I have tried it but all it does is make a duplicate copy of the zipped file on my desktop.
Please, please, pretty please mighty developers: may we have a drag-and-drop facility to be able to pop pre-existing resources into newly-made folders?