Using Dropbox as Repository in Moodle
By default the size of file, which could be uploaded in Moodle is limited. In this tutorial, we will be exploring the possibility of using Dropbox as a repository to overcome the limitation.
Log in as an administrator to the Moodle site. Go to Site Administration then click on Plugins
In the section Repositories, click on Manage repositories
Enable the Dropbox Dropbox and make it visible
In your favourite browser type https://www.dropbox.com/developers/apps
Once authenticated, click on My apps then click on the create app button
Choose Dropbox API
We will create a folder to which the created application will have access
We give a name to the folder then click on the Create app button
Write down the “App key” and the “App secret” generated by Dropbox. They shall be used in Moodle settings
Type in the URI for the oAuth authentication
Our app is created in Dropbox.
Dropbox has automatically created a folder with the same name as the application we just created
This is where we have to put the large files to be uses in Moodle.
Let us go back Moodle
Click on Settings
Type in the “App key” and the “App secret” which we wrote down earlier.
The repository is ready and can be used to upload large files into Moodle.
Once we want to upload a file, the displayed pop-up contains the Dropbox repository. For instance, I have uploaded two large pdf files to Dropbox. We can see that the size exceeds the 8Mb limit.