How to provide files on the Moodlebox

Files on a USB stick

When a USB stick is inserted into one of the MoodleBox USB ports, all the files on the stick are automatically available to administrators and teachers in the file picker of Moodle, via a repository called USB Drive.

USB Drive repository

USB Drive repository

If several USB sticks are inserted into the MoodleBox, only the files of the first inserted one are available.

Instead of a USB stick, a USB hard disk (or SSD) can also be connected to the MoodleBox and made available via the repository USB Drive. Please note that a USB hard disk may need more power than the USB port of the MoodleBox provides and require an external power supply.

The MoodleBox handles the following formats: FAT32, VFAT, ext2, ext3, ext4 and HFS+. Version 2.2.0 and later of the MoodleBox supports also NTFS and exFAT formatted drives.

Files via SFTP

Files uploaded to the MoodleBox via SFTP, in the folder called files, are also available to administrators and teachers in the file picker of Moodle, via a repository called SFTP Documents.

SFTP Documents repository

SFTP Documents repository

To upload the files, use a software such as FileZilla, Cyberduck, WinSCP or Documents and use the following credentials:

  • username: moodlebox
  • password: Moodlebox4$

Note

For security reasons, connection via FTP is not possible. The SFTP protocol (Secure FTP, port 22) must be used.