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Zipping files and folders allows you to upload multiple files and folders (zipped together as a single file) to Moodle quickly, which you can then unzip in Moodle for students to access the inidividual individual files again.

Why use it?

It's faster than uploading files individually. However, you can also drag and drop multiple files to Moodle, so if you don't have that many files to upload, it is probably faster to drag and drop. See M03 - Links, files and folders.


  1. Once the zip file is uploaded to a folder (following the steps above), you need to click on the file, and a pop-up menu will appear:
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  2. Click the Unzip button to extract the files from the zip.
  3. The result is all the files will now be unzipped within the folder.
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  4. Save and display and your students will be able to see all the files and the description.


titleFurther help

Further guidance on Working with files is available from moodledocs.

If you find any inaccurate or missing information you can even update this yourself (it's a communal wiki).

If you have a specific question about the tool please contact the Digital Education team.


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