Where do I get files my instructor posted?
Although instructors may organize their Moodle courses differently, you can always find your files in the central course content area in the middle of your Moodle course page. You can often find the files you need in a section labeled for the current week or the specific topic you are covering in class, but this will depend on how a specific course is organized.
How do files download?
When you click on the names of files in the central course content area of Moodle, the files will generally download to your computer. How and where the files download will depend on on the Web browser you are using to work in Moodle and how the browser is configured.
If you're not sure that a file has downloaded, look to see if your browser has opened a separate downloads window, which may be hidden by another window on your screen.
Many browsers are set to prevent files from downloading automatically unless you approve. You may need to confirm the download in a notification window or pop-up. Where this notification appears will vary from browser to browser. Check the bottom or top of the page, as notifications may appear there.
Where did the file go?
Every browser has a setting for where it downloads files by default. You can typically change this in the browser’s Preferences or Settings screen.
I still can't find or open a file. What should I do?
You may want to try a different browser, and make sure you have the right software to view the file. Check Browser Recommendations for Moodle for alternate web browsers and software to open common file formats like PDFs.
Your instructor may not have set files to download to your computer. They may open in a new browser window, or be embedded into a Moodle page. If you are having trouble viewing these files, contact the Chatham HelpDesk.
How do I upload files?
See Using Moodle Repositories.