That same teacher would like to share those same documents with another teacher covering the same material in her moodle classes? Is this possible?
There are so many new modules I am not sure which ones to try to use to accomplish this.
Any help out there or maybe a better plan?
The downsides of this solution are that
- You have to do it as an admin
- The files are not protected from being accessed from outside of the courses. If someone knows the url, they will be able to open the resource.
Little time consuming, but you wouldn't have to worry about placing files in a site wide accessible folder.
Thanks for this. We have 22 papers and many of the handouts can be used for several papers. I have been wondering how to set this up so that in future I don't need to do repeated uploads.
Is it or will it be addressed? I started trying to set up Moodle 2 days ago and as a complete novice ran straight into this issue as my first real problem. As I imagined (and this is supported by the other posters here) I am not alone. I don't want to waste time uploading the same file to several locations and I don't want to waste valuable web space. It is also poses a maintenance problem when a file that has been uploaded to several locations needs to be updated.
Is the use of a metacourse a workaround or is it by design? At this stage I am now beginning to doubt whether using Moodle is a good idea. I will have to start looking around the site for information about other "frequently asked" about limitations. Maybe this is one of very few glaring ommissions but it's disappointing that something so obvious to the end user (ask any classroom teacher about the problems of sharing resources) has not been identified or addressed by the system developers.
I tried this and was unable to access the resource in the non-meta course from the meta-course that inherited students enrolled in the non-meta-course. How do I get this to work?
I created a non-meta course "YearXPupils" and enrolled some pupils. I also added some resources.
I created a meta course "Subject1" and added resources. I clicked on "Child Courses" and added "YearXPupils" - the pupils enrolled in that then became enrolled in the course "Subject1" but the resources in "YearXPupils" were not visible to me in "Subject1" when I tried to add a resource by linking to a file.
I also checked that in "YearXPupils" I could not access the resources added in the "Subject1" class.
Am I doing something wrong?
As well you can use the exclude feature in the gradebook if you need to exclude a whole class.
To share with other teachers we simply use the backup feature.
However it is often desirable to share resources across different courses. For example, two teachers might want to share material. There is no easy way to do this.
Backup/restore is not a solution to this problem. Can we all please agree that copying is not sharing?
What we have done is set up our subject courses with homeroom boxes and a resource section. The students report in to the box that is their own homeroom, but all students and all teachers of theat subject build and share the resources area in the boxes at the bottom.
To see what I mean, take a look at the courses we have set up. Please not that several of these are currently in development for fall 2007.
K to 3rd Math Meeting at http://www.virtualhomeschoolgroup.com/course/view.php?id=21
has homeroom designations for each grade level and can even have more than one homeroom in each grade level.
Phonics and Phonics Intervention at
here is what I do in this situation:
I make the file that I am going to use in multiple courses in googledocs, and then publish it, from there i just link to it from the multiple courses.
agreed this should have been something that should be included (or likely is now that i realize i am the first to post here in almost 4 years)