I have spent the better part of today understanding file management in Moodle and am still uncertain on a couple of items that hopefully you experts can help with. We are running version 2.2, and we need to be able to upload one file once and have that file be used in many courses, when that file needs updating, it must be updated only once. My understanding is that this can not be done in Moodle yet? Unless we utilize the 'Legacy Course Files' which is less than ideal?
If I am correct, then can this be done using an external repository? I am looking at Alfresco and am wandering if we can host our files in Alfresco and then link to them in Moodle or does Moodle copy the files from Alfresco? While browsing Alfresco's website I notice they have a cloud version of their services, can their cloud be used for this purpose?
Thanks for any help.
Hello Davo, Thanks for answering
Here is an example (attached). It creates the same problem either as a "ressource" or a HotPot "activity". So it's not an HP thing.
You could try with any HTML file making reference to a sub-folder: change an image in the sub-folder after uploading to Moodle, and you will not see any change (even after emptying the cache _be it of the Moodle of the browser).
I tried :
-obsolete file system
-duplication form same zipped file (but I sort of knew this wouldn't work)
This is very important, since many of us change, say, background images, that are used throughout a number of html files. There should be a way of having one change of one image, affecting all the concerned html files, shouldn't it (the way it work in standard HTML practices).
Thanks for your help.
Davo - This sounds awesome, thanks for the info.
Would you happen to know the tracker number for that specific item so I can test it? I see the feature in section D2 here: http://docs.moodle.org/dev/Files_usability_2.3 But I can not find a specific tracker number for that item.