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Resources – File


Files are not just materials such as word-processed documents or slideshow presentations. All types of files can be uploaded and accessed through Moodle, but the student needs to have the correct software to be able to open them. Different file types are shown with different icons. Files may be added in two ways: They may dragged and dropped directly onto the course page or uploaded via the activity chooser.


There are a variety of file types you can upload to your course to post important course content and increase student engagement, including:

  • Word documents
  • PDFs
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Video or Audio files

D2L Brightspace allows for a range of accepted file types. You can view the full list of accepted file types on the Brightspace Community Site: “What kinds of files can I use for course content?

Bottom line

It is not recommended to migrate or import files from Moodle as you still need to check all the images load properly, the content is hidden/shown based on the settings in Moodle etc. Best practice is to create the structure on Brightspace and upload your material to the Manage Files section of the course content page. Rebuilding and restructing of your content and material is recommended.

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