How to add reading materials to Moodle

How to add reading materials (PDF documents) to a Moodle class website:

  1. First, go to either the public or private site for your class, depending on whether or not you want this:
    • visible to the whole world, or
    • restricted to students enrolled in your class
  2. In the Adminstration block or in the top right corner, click on the Turn editing on link.
  3. On the Add a resource… drop-down menu in the Reading Materials block, choose Link to file or website.
  4. In the Name textbox, enter the name of the file as you wish it to appear on the class page.
  5. Beneath the Location textbox, click on the Choose or upload a file button.
  6. In the Files window, select a file from your existing files list by clicking on Choose to the right of the file name , or add a new file as follows:
    • Click on the Upload a file button.
    • In the next window, click on the Choose file button to browse for a file on your computer.
    • Locate the file on your hard drive, and click Choose or Open.
    • The name of the selected file should now appear in the Upload a file window. Click on the Upload this file button.
    • In the Files window, choose the newly uploaded file by clicking on Choose to the right of the file name.
  7. After choosing the file, you will return to the Link to a file or web site screen. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the Save changes button.

Adapted from version originally written by Andrew Miller