This may be in the form of Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Powerpoint or Excel.
Traditionally a teacher might upload these documents as Fileresources, either as the original file type (eg. doc, ppt, xls) or exported to PDF first. This method works fine, but these resources need to be carefully maintained should the content of the file need changes in future.
An alternative solution may be to create read-only links for students to view live documents directly in their browser, while also allowing the teacher to edit the content without any need to update or otherwise maintain links in Moodle.
Step 1: Get a link for your office document
This requires your document to be stored in OneDrive or SharePoint and the document open in your web browser.
Once the document is open and you are satisfied the content is ready to share with your students, click the Share button in the top right corner of the window.
This will bring up the sharing popup, click on Get a link on the left hand side, then click on the drop down list to select appropriate security options.
If you wish to restrictaccess to Unitec students only; select View link - account in your organization required, otherwise if you want anyone to be able to view the document; select View link - no sign in required.
Warning: Do not leave the drop down list in the default Edit link - no sign in required state; this will mean anyone will be able to edit your document! Select one of the View link - options instead.
Once you have selected the appropriate View link - option you are ready to select and copy the URL link provided.
Right click on the URL box and select copy from the drop down menu (or use control-c to copy the text).
You are now ready to move onto the next step.
Step 2: Create a URL resource in moodle and link to your document