General plugins (Local): Download instructor files

Maintained by Picture of Charles FultonCharles Fulton, Picture of Andrew ZitoAndrew Zito
This local module allows a teacher to download all files uploaded by teachers to a given course in Moodle.
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This local module allows a teacher to download all files uploaded by teachers to a given course in Moodle. The module adds a "Download instructor files" link to the Course administration navigation block. By default the "editingteacher" and "teacher" roles are considered "instructors." Additional roles may be added in the plugin configuration page.


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  • Picture of Plugins bot
    Tue, Aug 8, 2017, 1:00 AM
    Approval issue created: CONTRIB-6998
  • Picture of Phuong Hoang
    Tue, Oct 3, 2017, 5:37 PM
    Hi Charles,
    There should be download count
  • Picture of ian hatton
    Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 10:19 PM
    Moodle 3.2, all courses result in "There are no files to download", any thoughts/suggestions?
  • Picture of Charles Fulton
    Thu, Mar 8, 2018, 10:22 PM
    The most likely reason is that all the files in the course were uploaded by someone without a teacher role in the course, such as a manager. That's by design.
  • Picture of ian hatton
    Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 11:37 PM
    Edit, this is working now, literally selected all roles in the plugin configuration ;)
  • Picture of Eric Katchan
    Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 10:04 PM
    Hello Charles, we have just installed the plugin on our site. Today, a professor contacted us saying that they go the empty file message. They were the owners of the course and were the ones to add the course files. They are old courses, likely upgraded from our moodle 1.9 installation. Any suggestions? SQL query from helper.php returns empty.

    When we tried enabling all roles we got back assignments but still not instructor files.

    Based on what we saw above, we tried enabling all roles except student. Still no results. Than we added student role and a large number of files were downloaded - Student submissions! No instructor documents were in the zip

    Any help would be appreciated

  • Picture of Charles Fulton
    Sun, Mar 25, 2018, 10:47 PM
    Hi Eric,

    Two questions:

    * Do the instructors have a teacher role in the course itself?
    * For a file that should have been downloaded, what does its entry look like in the mdl_files table?

    Please feel free to message me directly.


  • Picture of Matthew Cook
    Mon, Jun 25, 2018, 10:07 AM
    I too am having problems with this plugin returning "no files", even when all roles other than "student" are selected in the site settings. I'm using Moodle 3.4. The plugin worked fine when I first installed it, which may have been when Moodle 3.3 was installed.

    Conversely, the similar "Course files" plugin works fine for the same courses.
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