Sapling Learning > Posting Files or Links

Document created by Digital Support on Jan 25, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Jul 27, 2017
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Single File and/or Link

  1. Scroll to the block in which you want the link to appear.
  1. From the Add a Resource... menu, select Link to a file or web site...

  1. Give the resource a name (this will become the link text).

From here, you can choose to link to an external website or one of your own files.

a. External website

i. Enter the URL in the "Location" field.

ii. Then click Save and return to course.

b. File

i. Click Choose or upload a file...

ii. If you see the desired file in the list, skip to step v. Otherwise, click Upload a file at the bottom right.


iii. Click the Choose File or Browse button ( or ) and locate the file on your computer.
iv. Click Upload this file.


v. Click Choose for the desired file.

vi. Scroll down and click Save and return to course


The link may now be moved as needed. Note that any file you post will remain private to just the members of your course.

Managing Files and Folders

  1. Click Course Management > Files.
  1. Click Upload a file to add to your list of available files. Files added in this manner won't be linked on the course page until you add the link using the method described above.
  2. Additionally, you can create folders to which you can move existing files, or upload new files. Make a folder
    Menu options: With chosen files...Move to another folder



Display a Directory

This option allows you to put a link on your course page to one of your file folders within the course.

  1. Scroll to the block in which you want the directory (aka folder) to appear.
  1. From the Add a resource... menu, click Display a directory.

  1. Give the link a name.

  1. Choose which directory to display.

  1. Click Save and return to course.

Upload Multiple Files at Once

  1. First, make a .zip file that contains all the files that you want to upload. Highlight the files on your computer, right-click, and select the option about compressing. On a PC, the option will say Send To > Compressed (zipped) folder. On a Mac, the option will say Compress # items.
  2. On your course page in Sapling Learning, click Course Management > Files.

  1. If you'd like the new files to be grouped in a folder, Make a folder and click on it, or click on existing folder. Otherwise, continue to the next step.

  1. Click  Upload a file, locate the .zip file (), then click Upload this file
  2. Click Unzip, then OK.
  3. Once unzipped, you can delete the .zip file (optional).