Dynamic folders in group space resources

A Dynamic File Folder acts like a regular content folder in the Resources section of an LMS page, but is additionally a shortcut to another folder elsewhere in File Manager.

When you create a Dynamic File Folder, you will be prompted to select a location in File Manager.

Navigate to the folder you want to include and click "Select this folder." Once you do that, any content uploaded to the selected location in File Manager will be reflected in the Dynamic File Folder in the LMS Resources page.

The Dynamic File Folder will automatically update whenever new files are uploaded to the selected folder in File Manager.

You can still add content to the Resource Folder via the "new resource" or "new folder" links in the Resources element, just as you would with a regular content folder.

Note: Any additional content added to the resource folder via the "New Resource" button on the LMS page will NOT be added to the source folder in File Manager, only to the Dynamic File Folder. To update the common content in File Manager, you have to go to the source folder in File Manager and save the new content there.

It's also possible to share Dynamic Folders among your own groups. If you have a file in File Manager you use as a central repository for content you want to share among all your classes, you can create a Dynamic Folder and then share it in each of your Group Spaces. Content from File Manager will be shared to the folder in each group. Content added to any of the folders in the Resources element will also be shared to all the folders.

To share an existing Dynamic Folder, click on the pencil icon to edit the resource folder properties, then select "Share this folder with several of my groups," then select the groups you wish to share with.

See the Knowledge Base article Sharing resources in Group Spaces for more information.

Note: Any other admin who is given access to the Dynamic File Folder will have full administrative rights to add/delete content (again, just as with a regular folder). This only applies to other resources; files that are brought in from File Manager cannot be deleted from the Resources element. Content added by other admins will be visible in ANY group that has accessed the shared Dynamic Folder.

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