Adding files to your Open edX course

Throughout your course creating, you will likely want to upload files for your students to access. If you want to include images in your lessons, or make handouts available for students to download, you need to make sure you've uploaded them to your course first. Here's how: 

First, make sure you're in edX Studio. 

Then, from the "Content" drop-down menu, select "Files & Uploads"

This is your "Files & Uploads" page, where you can manage all the files you add to your course. 

You'll notice that for every file you upload, two URLs are generated. The Studio URL is for adding links to the file in course components. The Web URL is for linking to the file outside edX, such as in email. Students can only see a file if you create a link to it. 

90% of the time, you'll want to use the Studio URL.

To upload a new file, simply click the green button that says "Upload New File"

From here, simply select the file you wish to upload, and click open. 

Next, you'll see an "Upload Completed" window. From here you can either choose to upload more content, or simply click the little x at the top right hand corner. 

That's all there is to it! You're now free to use your file however you like!