I've scoured the forums and looked on the tracker, but I cannot seem to find an answer to my question. Perhaps one of the really helpful Moodlers finds this and replies to me (pretty please)?
For most repositories (Wikimedia, Picasa, Flickr Public) I can choose whether I want to make a copy or link to a file directly.
Why does Google Docs only allow me to create an .rtf version of the document? Why can I not just choose to link to the file directly and have it open in html? Downloading an .rtf to a smartphone, for example, is a bit inconvenient.
I know I can embed Google docs via iFrame (which is what I currently do) but that's an extra hoop to jump through, and I suspect only the patient and web savvy teachers will attempt to do this. Having the html link option in the file picker would make it easier for them and more accessible for our smartphone obsessed students, too.
I'm happy to stick it in the tracker as a feature request if it's not already in there (I looked briefly but couldn't find anything).
Feedback appreciated. Thanks.