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Linking to Files and Folders in Course Files

After you upload files to Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> Course Files <end definition>., you can link to them when creating content in your course. For example, you can link to a file in Course Files when creating content items, a syllabus, calendar events, tasks, and announcements. Also, you can link an Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> HTML Object <end definition>. in Course Files to the file content type.

After you link to files, they are assigned the read Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition> permission <end definition>. by default, and all enrolled users can view them. You can delete the links to files in your course, yet the files themselves remain in Course Files where you can link to them again.

Note:  You do not need to upload files to Course Files before you create content in your course. Wherever attaching files is available, click Browse My Computer to select a file. To learn more, see How to Use the Browse My Computer Function.

If you choose to delete files or folders in Course Files that are linked in your course, a List Files and Folders With Links page appears to notify you that broken links will occur in your course. Select the check boxes for the files or folders to delete, or cancel the deletion and view the 360° view report to see where each file or folder is linked before continuing the deletion. To learn more, see How to View a File's Course Links in Course Files.

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Related Tutorials    Attaching Files from Course Files to Items video (pop-up). Click to toggle glossary term definition: <begin definition>   (Flash movie <end definition>. | 2m 03s | 1,203 KB)

Next Steps

To learn more about basic Course Files functions, see these topics:

Adding Files to Course Files

Creating and Editing Folders in Course Files

Managing Files and Folders in Course Files

Controlling Access to Course Files