I have a general question that I feel like I should know the answer to, but I realized that I’m not 100% sure that I do.
For support file organization in Moodle (things like audio files, or PDFs, or image resources), where’s the best place to store them? This is assuming that you’ll be linking to the file from within a course assignment or page. Is it…
1 - As a file in the specific topic in the Moodle course, indented or in a folder?
2 - As a file in a file specific topic box at the bottom of a course?
3 - Someplace else I’m missing, like organized in a Private folder?
I’m not talking about video, where I’d be looking to Google or YouTube, or anything that could be put into a Google doc format, where I’d link to the file from the course.
There are also some differences in how the files will be used, and I’m wondering if that might matter? For example, there are some PDF writing sheets that students will actually download and physically write on, and there are audio files, that students will generally only access while on a course page, by clicking on the play button and listening to the audio. So they’ll download the PDF resource but never do so with the audio files. Additionally, there might be one PDF as part of a lesson, but there could be a dozen audio files.
The reason that I ask is I’ve got two older courses with files in the legacy file folder. These files have been creating issues on backup and restore, and I’d like to take a bit of time to move them to a more logical and better functioning place.