I've tried looking at Moodle user guides. I've watched your video Mary. I've tried various ways: I created a folder and added content - but then the whole folder showed on the course page; I then tried selecting only the .htm file from that folder for the course page - but it did not show the images I'd included.
I realise I could use the private file area - but the whole point is to have this material available for teachers should they wish to alter it at some time in the future. I have been using Legacy course files - that works BUT having been warned there may be problems - I am looking for another way. I must be missing something really simple. What is it? Please. Kathy
if you want teachers to be able to alter the files then you need to store them in a repository. I suggest you investigate setting up a "File system" repository. Basically this is a folder on the server that Moodle is allowed to access. You can also to upload and download files there via FTP. Teachers can access the files either via the Moodle repository interface or via FTP. I strongly recommend using Moodle 2.3, because it allows you to link from activities (such as a HotPot actiity) to a file in the repository. Several activities can share the same file in the repository. Changes to the file in the repository will be reflected in every activity that links to that file. Furthermore, the HotPot and TaskChain modules will be able to automatically locate and link to any secondary files (e.g. images, audio and video files) for a Hot Potatoes source file. It will save you tons of time.
as I said, the linking of files is only available in Moodle 2.3. If you are using Moodle 2.0, then you cannot use linking, you will have to copy the files to each activity that uses them, and you should then be aware that if you change any file used in an activity, you are only change that instance of the file, and you will need to change all the copies of the file in all the other activities. It is not really practical, and if HotPots are important to you, then you should do all you can to persuade your organization to move to Moodle 2.3.