One of the most common complaints I hear is that it takes a very long time to create courses in the first place. Although this can be true, I’ve always argued that you can save a lot of time in the long run.
Moodle 2.5 has changed this as now you can upload files using Drag and Drop. You need to be using a modern browser for this (Latest versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox should work, as should Internet Explorer 10). I’ve recorded two videos, which you can view below, to show the old and new processes
As the videos show, the new Drag and Drop functionality accounts for a 90% saving time on creating basic courses. For example, in the past, if you had needed to upload 50 files to a course, this would have taken you over half an hour. Using drag and drop it will now take about 3 minutes!
Hints and tips:
- Remember to turn editing on, drag and drop won’t work with editing turned off.
- Click on the pencil next to the name to edit the resources name. This is a quick way of changing basic details without needing to go into a separate settings page.
- You can drag multiple files at once, though remember to let the progress bar finish before you navigate away from the page! I’ve tested over 30 at a time and it works great.
- Once the files are on the Moodle you can also use drag and drop to move them around the topics within a course.
Via Miloš Bajčetić