I don't know if this is the correct site for this.

I would like to have an efficient way to download all the files that in a course. As a student I can of course not change anything about the Moodle installation.

  • I’m sure not many users are familiar with Moodle. Could you perhaps provide a (partial) screenshot of the page were course files are available for download? Are the links direct links to the files?
    – Daniel B
    Sep 15, 2020 at 15:01
  • Have you asked the course administrator/instructor? Do you have permission to download them?
    – DavidPostill
    Sep 15, 2020 at 16:20
  • @DavidPostill: If you're enrolled in the course, and you're downloading the files for personal use only, of course you can download them. In such a case, no permission is needed. But, if you share them with others who are not enrolled in the course, that might violate copyright law. Also, if you upload them to Course Hero, OneClass, or any other public place, that too might violate copyright law. May 5, 2023 at 9:32

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The best way I found was to use the DownThemAll! Firefox extension. Go to the course page, fast filter for resource/view.php, check the All files and Disable others boxes. That way I was able to download all files, including source code text files which might have odd file extensions.


You can try MoodleDownloader, Moodle Buddy (both are browser extensions) or Moodle-DL.

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