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How to upload files larger than 100mb to Moodle

If you have a situation where a file is larger than 100MB, we recommend you use Google Drive to store your file, then you can embed the file in your Moodle Course:

Upload your file to Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/

You can either click and drag your file into the web browser that has a page open to Google Drive, or follow these steps.

  • In the upper left corner of the window, click "New"
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  • Select "File upload"
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  • Select the file you'd like to upload.  Click "Open"
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  • Login to Moodle, and go to the course you'd like to add the content in Google Drive to.  Turn editing on in your course.
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  • Click "Add activity or resource" wherever in the course you'd like the content to appear.
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  • Mark the circle next to "Google Drive File Embed", then click "Add" near the bottom of the window.
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  • Name the activity.  This is the name that will appear in the Moodle class. Then, click "Save and display"
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  • Click "Open in a new window"
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  • Click "Sign in", then go through the process of signing in with your SNC account.
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  • Select the file you'd like to add to your course, then click "Add"
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  • Then, when someone clicks on the activity, they will be brought directly to the content added.

Some additional notes:

The Google Drive File Embed tool is not the only way you can share a file in Google Drive with your students. You can always use Google Drive's built-in sharing options then paste the link in to your Moodle course using the URL resource.

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