Before adding any content to the Content Collection, users should plan out how they will manage their content. This will allow them to organize content in a way which best meets their individual needs.
Files in the Content Collection are organized in a tree structure of nested folders up to, and including, the content area level. This means that each folder may contain other subfolders and files. The term "items" refers to files and folders.
A folder stores both files and other folders. Folders are automatically available to the user who added the folder but must be shared if other users are to view the folder and its contents. It is important to remember that all folders are contained within other folders up to the root (/) folder. Root folders are folders in which all other folders are placed. Content areas, such as Users, Courses, Institution, and Library, are simply folders stored under the root folder.
The system does not allow subfolders with the same name in a single parent folder. For example, two folders named Group Projects may not be created in the top-level of the username folder. The system also does not allow files with the same name to exist in a folder.
Subfolders within the course folder may be used to store both private and public content. The following are some examples of folders that may be created in the course folder:
A private folder is shared with instructors, teaching assistants, and other applicable course roles that contain private course information, such as test and survey results. These users all have read, write, manage and remove permission on the folder.
The instructor may decide to retain the course folder as a workspace for the course, and not allow users to access any items in the course folder. Instead, the instructor may link to Content Collection items from the course. In this scenario, the entire course folder would be a private folder.
A group folder is shared with course groups, which may be used as group collaboration areas. There are a few options for setting this up:
Folder shared with all course users where they may access course related materials, such as the syllabus or reading list. There are a few options for setting this up: