Sometimes a teacher needs to link a reference to dynamic contents (e.g. a HTML5 homemade web site) whose development copy is kept on the usb key.
In other webinars we learn how to deploy course material to students. We assume that, as usual, this material is well organized and stored in our usb pen. Students must log into Moodle. Moodle in turn will access folders from a cloud we have
established using Nextcloud. The cloud mirrors part of our usb key. This scheme works if you expect your students to download documents.
Indeed there are several options to hand out documents for download. On the other hand, to provide access to more dynamic documents, with transparent connection to a local usb copy, can give some problems. We show how to solve them in this webinar.
In this webinar we illustrate an approach that uses a feature in Nextcloud (the External Storage App) to mirror files on our usb. This App is used to control exactly the area where, on the server cloud, Nextcloud stores these files.
Then we map this area to a Course Folder. A Course Folder is a particular folder area on the server associated with Moodle courses. This is managed by an optional Moodle plugin called Course Files repository.
So In this webinar we first install this Course File repository plugin in Moodle and then install Nextcloud External Storage App. In the rest of the webinar we see how to configure the two to get the desired effect. Some basic testing closes this
The whole thing is worth doing because this is the most flexible and effortless approach to develop DIY HTML5 ancillary sites on your usb key. They will be mirrored quickly to the cloud and will be accessible through Moodle. An example for this
is shown at the end of the webinar.
Following this webinar you will see things build up into site megais1024kilo but you are supposed, in parallel, to enrich your own Moodle site and have things running there.
The subject of this webinar is useful if and only if you plan to distribute through Moodle, homemade web pages. This might not be the first step in a basic teacher to student communication and therefore this webinar is optional.
YOU CAN SKIP THIS IF NOT INTERESTED. THIS WEBINAR IS NOT MANDATORY TO GET YOUR CERTIFICATE.