The file module enables a teacher to provide a file as a course resource. Where possible, the file will be displayed within the course interface; otherwise students will be prompted to download it. The file may include supporting files, for example an HTML page may have embedded images or Flash objects.
Note that students need to have the appropriate software on their computers in order to open the file.
A file may be used:
To share presentations given in class
To include a mini website as a course resource
To provide draft files of certain software programs (eg Photoshop .psd) so students can edit and submit them for assessment