Create a Group Folder in Resources

With the Resources tool, professors can share class materials with students. There is also a way to selectively share materials with specific groups of students. This can be helpful to enable team projects and collaboration among students.


  1. Click the tab for your course or project site.
  2. Click Resources in the left menu.
  3. Click Add and select Create Folders.
  4. Enter a folder name, e.g. Team Alpha Documents.
  5. Click Add details for this item.
  6. Enter a description (optional).
  7. Select Display this folder and its contents to selected groups only.
  8. Select the group(s) that you want to see the folder.
  9. Click Create Folders Now when finished.

Allow students to add documents to a folder in Resources

If you would like to allow participants, such as students, to upload as well as view documents, you can change the folder permissions.

  1. Click the tab for your course or project site.
  2. Click Resources in the left menu.
  3. To the right of the specific folder, click Actions.
  4. Select Edit Folder Permissions. CAUTION: Pay close attention to the folder you select. If you select the top-most folder (usually named after the class or site title), then you will be editing permissions for every folder in Resources.
  5. For the role(s) you wish to allow extra abilities:
    • Select "Create Resources" to allow participants to upload materials into the folder.
    • Select "Edit own resources" to allow participants to modify the documents that they upload, but not your files or the files of other participants.
    • Select "Delete own resources" to allow them to remove their own materials.
    • If you select options for "any resources," then the participants can change the materials that you or others have created. For this reason, we only recommend enabling options limited to "own" instead of "any."
    • If you select "Read hidden resources," then participants will be able to read any materials even those that you may have specifically hidden, including date restrictions or conditional release. For this reason, we recommend that you do not select this setting.
  6. Click Save when finished.

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