Drag and drop refers to the ability to drag files directly from your computer desktop or an application window into the it's Learning 365 Learning Gateway and Learning Library.

 

Known Issues

  • This feature works with recent versions of Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and with Safari 6 for Mac OS 10.7 and later
  • Drag-and-drop does not work with Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or earlier, or Safari 5.x or earlier
  • If you are not able to reliably rearrange resources that you have just uploaded, refresh the page
  • You cannot drag and drop a Folder of files into the it's Learning 365 Learning Gateway and Learning Library

 

Drag and Drop Upload within an Activity

When uploading files from within an activity, for example if you are a student submitting an Assignment or an instructor adding resources using the Activity Chooser, you can drag and drop files directly into the Files area. (This avoids the need to use the File Picker when uploading a file).

1    Arrange your computer desktop windows so that you can view both your browser window and your files on your computer (e.g. in an open folder or on your desktop).

2    Drag files from your computer and release them on top of the big blue arrow in the Files area.


The files area

Note: If you have the Google Drive application installed and you are dragging files from your Google Drive into the it'sLearning 365 Learning Gateway or into the Learning Library, do not upload a .gdoc file. Files with a .gdoc extension are in a Google proprietary format and must be viewed online in Google Apps. To add a .gdoc file to the it'sLearning 365 Learning Gateway or to the Learning Library using drag-and-drop, you must first download the file as a format that can be viewed outside Google Apps.

The files will appear in the Files area.
Files area full

Note: If adding additional files, when you drag a file over the Files area, the big blue arrow will reappear.

3    Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save changes (or Post to Forum if attaching a file to a forum).

 

Drag and Drop Files into a Section on a Course Page

Instructors can add File resources directly to a course page using drag-and-drop.

1    On your course home page, click Turn Editing On (top right). Editing icons and links will appear.

2    Locate the Topic or Weekly Section where you will add the file. If you are using the Collapsed Topic format in your course, first open the section.

3    Scroll down (if needed) so that you can see the bottom of the Topic or Weekly Section(As with the Add a Resource... drop down menu, new resources will always be added to the bottom of a Section.)

4     Arrange your computer desktop windows so that you can view both your browser window and your files on your computer (e.g. in an open folder or on your desktop).

5    To upload a single file, drag a file from your computer into the bottom of a course Section. An indicator stating "Add file(s) here" will show where the file will appear in the course section when you release your mouse button.

6    To upload multiple files at once, hold down the CTRL key and click the file names (for Mac use COMMAND+click), then drag into the Section in the Learning Gateway or Learning Library. An indicator stating "Add file(s) here" will show where the files will appear in the course section when you release your mouse button.  The file(s) will appear in the section titled for the file name (without a file extension, i.e., no .pdf)

7    To upload a .zip archive containing multiple files, drag a file from your computer into the bottom of a course Section. An indicator stating "Add file(s) here" will show. When you release the file a pop-up window will ask what to do with the file.  Choose between:

Moodle asks what to do with a zip

Click Upload. The it'sLearning 365 Learning Gateway will add the content to your course.

Note: You cannot drag and drop a folder of files from your computer, but if you add a Folder resource, you can drag multiple files at once onto the big blue arrow on the Update/Edit Folder page (see above).

Also Note: If you have the Google Drive application installed and you are dragging files from your Google Drive into the Learning Gateway or Learning Library, do not upload a .gdoc file. Files with a .gdoc extension are in a Google proprietary format and must be viewed online in Google Apps. To add a .gdoc file to the Learning Gateway using drag-and-drop, you must first download the file as a format that can be viewed outside Google Apps.

8    Click the file link to make certain the file opens properly. To adjust the settings for the uploaded item, click its Update icon.

Note: If you upload a .zip file from MAC OS into a Folder, there may be unneeded files in the folder that will confuse your students.

9    To move the resource from the bottom of the section.

 

Last modified: Friday, 26 May 2017, 10:52 AM