Add a File, Folder, or Web Link to Resources Tool

What Does It Do?

Allows you to store files and web links to share with your students.

How You Can Use It

  • Share files or website links with students in one, central place.
  • Post lecture notes, PDF documents, or presentation files.
  • Create an organized structure to store resources and links in a coherent manner.
  • Release resources to specific groups or based on Gradebook conditions.

Note:  Resources has a 2GB storage cap. If you would like to store more than 2GB, try using Google Drive and connecting it to your Resources tool with a web link.


The Resources tool is a storage place for all the files and direct website links (URLs) that you want to add to a course or project site. It is important to create an organized structure with clearly named folders for the content in your site.

  1. Click the tab for the course or project site, or click the "Sites" menu at the top right and click the desired site.
  2. Click "Resources" in the left tool menu.
    Clicking the "Resources" tool in Courses.
  3. Click the "Actions" drop-down menu at the top, or next to the folder into which you want to place the item(s).
    Clicking the "actions" drop-down menu in the Resources tool.
  4. Select the desired option:
    • Upload Files: Browse your computer to upload a document, such as Word, PowerPoint, PDF, or other file.
    • Create Folders: Organize your content by creating folders and then upload files into them.
    • Add Web Links (URLs): Share links to relevant websites.
    • Create Text Document: Create a simple text (.txt) document.
    • Create HTML Page: Create a quick web page with the built-in rich text editor.
    • Create Citation List: Share bibliographic details for multiple references in a citation list.

Upload Files

  • Drag-and-Drop Method:
    1. From the "Actions" menu, select "Upload Files."
    2. On your computer, select the desired files and drag them onto the gray "Drag files to upload" box. You can add multiple files at once. The quota for a single upload operation is 250 MB, so either one file of 250 MB, 10 files of 25 MB each, etc.
    3. Click "Continue" to finish.
  • Traditional Method:
    1. From the "Actions" menu, select "Upload Files."
    2. Drop and drag files into the gray field or select "Drop files to upload, or click here to browse" to open the file browser window.
    3. Select the desired file on your computer and click "Open."
    4. To add another file, click the box again and repeat the selection process.
    5. Click "Continue" to finish.
      The "Upload Files" interface in Resources.

Create Folders

  1. From the "Actions" menu, select "Create Folders."
  2. Enter the "Folder Name."
  3. (Optional) Click "Add details for this item" to enter a description, add date restrictions, or set other features.
  4. Click "Create Folders Now" to finish.


Add Web Links (URLs)

  1. From the "Actions" menu, select "Add Web Links (URLs)."
  2. Enter the website address in the "Web Address (URL)" field (e.g.
  3. Enter a title for the link in the "Website Name" field. The system will populate the web address by default, but you can add any description you prefer (e.g. Visit Pepperdine University's website).
  4. (Optional) Click "Add details for this item" to enter a description, add date restrictions, or set other features.
  5. (Optional) Select whether you want to email site participants about this new resource.
  6. Click "Add Web Links Now" to finish.

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