Atto: Image drag & drop

Maintained by Picture of Paul NichollsPaul Nicholls
Automatically uploads images dropped into Atto from your computer.
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This plugin automatically uploads images dropped into Atto (from your computer) as though you'd stepped through the process of inserting an image, choosing to upload a new file.

Note that this only works in browsers which support dropping files into the page - IE10+, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.  Other (or older) browsers will typically attempt to open the dropped file instead.

This plugin is for Moodle 2.7 and 2.8 only, as the functionality it provides has been incorporated into Atto's standard "image" plugin from Moodle 2.9 onwards.

This plugin does not add a toolbar button or any other visible UI to Atto - it simply detects images dragged and dropped into Atto, automatically uploading them to Moodle.  It does still need to be in your Atto toolbar configuration in order to work, though in most cases this should happen automatically as part of the installation process.


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  • Anthony Borrow
    Tue, Oct 7, 2014, 1:48 PM
    Paul - Many thanks for sharing this plugin with the Moodle community. Please provide a documentation URL. You are welcome to create your documentaiton in Moodle Docs, See for more information. Similarly, a README file would be nice and could double as documentation.

    I installed the plugin and it worked exactly as I would have expected. You have been through this drill several times before so you know what to do. I am going to go ahead and approve this plugin "tout de suite". Peace - Anthony
  • Picture of jun wan
    Sat, Oct 18, 2014, 1:11 AM

    I installed it, but only works in Firefox, not in Chrome and IE and Safari though. It just open the file or paste the local url into the editor text box. Any idea?
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