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Adding a Folder as a Resource

Folder Resources open up folder locations that are either on the tablet device itself or on a file server. Folder Resources help students locate files easily on their tablets.

ADDING A FOLDER

Resources can be added from the Resources Management Page. To add a folder:

  1. Select the Add New Resource link in the Actions bar on the righthand side.
  2. When the popup box titled "Add Resource" appears, enter the name of the Resource. (Ex. "Student Folders")
  3. Under Type, select Folder.
  4. Then click the Add Resource button. The Properties Page will open thereafter.

     
     
  5. Under Description, fill in a brief description of the file. 
  6. Under Path, complete the desired folder path to the tablet device or network server. Remember: the folder path is where the folder resides. (Ex. /sdcard/documents). See other path examples under Local Folders on the Tablet Device.
     
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  7. To view the new folder Resource, click on Resources located in the menu on the left, to return to the Resources Management Page.
  8. The Folder Resource is now complete and accessible on the Resources Management Page.

LOCAL FOLDERS ON THE TABLET DEVICE

Folder paths can be specified explicitly, such as /sdcard/Pictures or /usb/My Documents, but the exact path of locations like these can vary between devices and operating system versions.

The more reliable way to do this is to use the pre-defined edredi path tokens as seen below:

Token

Description

<screenshots>

The default screenshots folder. This is also where screenshots are stored.

<music>

The default music folder. This may also store audio recordings from some programs.

<movies>

The default movies folder. This may also store video recordings from some programs.

<photos>

The default photos folder. This is where pictures taken with the built-in camera are stored.

<device>

The name of the device. This is not a valid path as such, but is often useful when creating a unique path that is associated with a particular device.

<storage> or <ext>

The internal Flash storage.

<usb>

Any mass-media storage device plugged into the USB port.

<sdcard>

A memory card inserted into the micro-SD port.

<homedrive>

The home drive for an assigned Active Directory Account.

<time>

A new folder created on the tablet's local drive with the time stamped on it.

<data>

A new folder created on the tablet's local drive with the date stamped on it.

Path tokens can be combined with other text or with some other tokens. For instance:

<usb>/myfiles or <sdcard>/photos/<device>

More examples for how to use tokens can be found here. 

NETWORK FOLDERS

First, setup the network share, then use the exact name of the Network Share as a token (Ex. "<NetworkShareName>") for the Folder Resource's Path.

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