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context help: meta data
Each file can be provided with metadata. These data are based on the Dublin Core Simple Standard. For further information please go to: Dublin Simple Core.
Metadata additionally describe a file, e.g. its title, author or publisher. They serve as a means to clarify a document's purpose and are particularly suitable for file names that would otherwise be too long or for document titles containing special characters.
Metadata are optional. However, several meta data cannot be modified: name of person who has uploaded a certain document, size of document, file type, and time of document upload.
Metadata are indexed by the full-text search. Therefore you can search for metadata by means of keywords when trying to find relevant documents.
Locked: Here you can decide if you want to lock this file. Other users will then no longer be able to overwrite, delete or move it. This option is not available for folders.
Using course tools - storage folder
The editor tool "Storage folder" in a course serves to store used files, e.g. HTML pages or documents from other folders.
You can upload files, create, copy, move or delete them in your storage folder. Additionally you can zip or unzip files. All these actions can be performed with single files and folders or with several ones at once.
All course elements of the type "Folder" used in your course can be accessed via the storage folder in the sub-folder "_courseelementdata;" you can even edit them there.
A resource folder of a certain course can be viewed in the storage folder via the sub-folder "_sharedfolder;" however, it is not possible to edit it there.
Working with course elements - folder
In folders courseware is stored. In general only course authors are allowed to upload files; course participants can only read files stored in folders. Subscribe to a folder to be notified in the case of new documents. Modifications are sent to you by e-mail or can be found in your "Subscriptions".
If course participants are also allowed to upload files they will find a corresponding link on their top right. In order to store those files in a structured way it is possible to create subfolders. If you are allowed to upload files you will also be able to delete files in folders. If you want to prevent others from deleting your files you should click on the icon "Meta data" in the tab containing all files in folders before locking your file.
Personal menu - personal folder
In your personal folder OpenOLAT provides you with storage space. Here you can store presentations you want to use from another computer or cache a research paper, etc.
This personal folder contains two areas, the "Private" and the "Public" one. Only you will have access to your private area. In the subfolder "Public" you can store files you want to share with other OpenOLAT users. By means of the link "Other users" you can search for other OpenOLAT users and have access to those users' "Public" folder via the menu item "Folder."
The personal folder is WebDAV compatible, i.e. folders in OpenOLAT act as a regular network drive. Therefore it is very easy to copy, move or delete files. For more information please go to " Using WebDAV".