How To: Create a link in Moodle 4 to a shared file/folder in Google Drive - Faculty

One of the easiest ways to collect and/or share files from within Moodle is to use Google Drive for file management tasks. Then, using the steps below, you can create a link from Moodle to the shared Drive folder.

  1. From the Google Drive interface macOS Finder, or Windows File Explorer, control-click/right-click the file or folder and select the Share option. Set your sharing preferences (read more about these settings).
  2. Login to Moodle and open your course page.
  3. In the upper right corner of the screen, enable Edit mode.
  4. In the location where you would like to create the link to Drive, click on the Add an activity or resource link.
  5. In activity chooser, select URL under Resources or All.
  6. The Adding a new URL screen will appear. In the Name field, type a name for the link to the shared folder. This is what the students will see on your Moodle page.
  7. In the External URL field, paste the URL of the shared Google Drive file or folder.

  8. Configure any additional options you want. Moodle can kick the URL to a new window, restrict access by date or other criteria, and so on.
  9. Scroll down and click on the Save and return to course button.
  10. In the upper right corner of the screen, disable Edit mode.
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