Enable users to directly upload files from their private ownCloud/Nextcloud storage into Moodle.
ownCloud 10.0.1 (or newer)
OAuth 2 App from Marketplace
Nextcloud 12.0.2 (or newer)
|Support level||Full support||Partial support|
|✓ Connect to multiple ownClouds
✓ File upload
✓ File linking
|✓ Connect to multiple Nextclouds
✓ File upload
✗ File linking (see note at the end*)
The repository is available anywhere where users deal with uploading files. Users can choose whether they want to UPLOAD a file or LINK to it:
- UPLOAD works as usual, i.e. it uploads a copy, except that you don't need to download it first! Avoid the hassle of having to download files onto your computer first before you can re-upload them into Moodle – particularly useful on mobile devices, but also sweet on the desktop!
- LINK let's you select a particular file, but doesn't create a copy. That means that, if you change the file in ownCloud/Nextcloud later, it will magically change in Moodle, too. In the background this feature automatically creates a public link in ownCloud/Nextcloud and uses that link in Moodle – no further manual interaction required.
Your institution has multiple ownCloud and/or Nextcloud instances? As an administrator you can add as many instances as you require!
This plugin does not store any user's private passwords in order to authenticate against ownCloud/Nextcloud. Instead, it leverages the passwordless workflow of OAuth 2!
(*) File linking: Currently, Nextcloud has a technical restriction that prohibits creating shares automatically. The issue is known to Nextcloud and will hopefully be fixed soon.