The Folder resource acts as a container for individual files and other sub folders. It creates an organised, hierarchical structure for information to displayed as a list. A Folder allows lecturers to display various files together in one place including Word, PPT, Excel, image files and PDF. However the downside of using the Folder is that it does not allow 'Content' or html to be added into the Folder resources and students will be forced to download files stored in the Folder resource.
You are able to hide and show your Folder from your students as required, and restrict access via group and groupings.
You may also be interested in learning more about the 'Book' resource, which contains a sequential series of pages (or 'chapters') within one resource, including images, files, html and media.
The Folder tool is not suitable for the purposes of assessing students, as only lecturers can create folders and add files directly into a LEO unit. It's primary purpose is to 'push' information through to students.
The Folder resource can be used to provide draft files the student is required to download, edit and resubmit to an assessment.
For examples, you could create a folder within LEO that contains:
If you are interested in the Folder resource, you may also be interested in learning more about the Book resource. The Book resource is a series of sequential pages (or chapters) which can be used to display dynamic content.
Alternatively, if you are interested in creating a dynamic series of pages which are non-sequential, with the added capability of embedded Quiz questions, you may like to lean more about the Lesson activity.
A Page resource is a dynamic webpage, where you can add text, images, embed video content from YouTube, Vimeo and Kaltura. It also allows to attached files within the page where you can build a context around your content.