Like many others, I'm just being confronted with the realities of the new file management system. I'm not sure what SHOULD be happening but I'll explain what IS happening and if there's a way to change it. (Version 2.2)
1. Teachers can NOT access server files despite the role permissions set for:
view server repository ALLOW
When they try to access the server files they get a 'no permission to access this repository' message
2. Many of our courses have been moved from 1.9 and include Legacy Course Files. Teachers also get the same 'no permission' message to access these files in the file picker despite being able to access them in the course itself (under course administration block)
SHOULD teachers be able to access these files from the file picker in order to link to a file? Are there any settings that will allow this?
Well that's even MORE confusing. As site admin I can access all the server files, but that still leaves me wondering what this is actually referring to then: "view server repository ALLOW".
So if a teacher uploads a graphic in an assignment, and wants to link the same graphic in another assignment, would they have to upload it again? How would they link it a second time without access to the server files (assuming it's not in the 'recent files' area)?
Lynne - have you tried setting the permission for authenticated users to "view server repository" to ALLOW? (I presume you set it for teachers) Yes, they should be able to go to another course and find the graphic they uploaded via server files and then bring it into the new course. Also - unless they have uploaded over 50 files in the meantime, it should be available in their recent files area anyway.
I didn't set this for teachers - it was the default. I'm a bit reluctant to change the permissions for all authenticated users though. In the meantime I've given our teachers the "Manager" site role so they can access ALL the necessary files. (They also need that role to access a few other features.)