What is the difference between a folder and a project?

Although a folder and a project can serve similar organizational functions, a project carries additional information or "meta-data" such as "Start Date" and "End Date". A Project has its own mini-progress bar for students to track. A project will show up in the browser as a "project" where a folder will not.



From the homepage click the "Editor" icon located on the course card that needs either a folder or a project added.



Click the "+ Add to..." link.


Select either "Project" or "Folder."


If "Project" is selected:

1. Add a title

2. Select start and end dates

3. Click "OK"


If "Folder" is selected there are 6 tabs with different settings that can be enabled and data that can be seen or added to the folder.

  • Activity
  • Data
  • Objectives
  • Navigation
  • Folder Settings
  • History


There is an option within the "Folder Settings" tab that allows for converting a folder to a project.



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