ELIS - Alfresco Learning Object Repository 1.9 Manual

Repository Block

The repository block can be added to both site and course home pages. The Alfresco Repository will need to be enabled for the site for this block to work. User can access the repository in a couple different ways from this block, depending on the Alfresco Repository block configuration.

To add the standard configuration, turn editing on for the site, select the Add Block drop down menu, then choose Alfresco Repository. The next image is showing the standard configuration.

Users can access the repository from this block by selecting "this link" at the end of the first sentence in the block.

Alfresco link

After selecting "this link" from the image above a user will be presented with the following screen. Users login with their Moodle username and password.

Alfresco login

To configure the repository block go to Site Administration block and select Modules > Blocks > Alfresco Repository. The following image is showing the screen that will appear. This screen is used to add a link to an embedded WebDav client and/or a link to help documents.

Repository block configuration

The following image is showing an example repository block configuration with the embedded WebDav client link.

Repository block

Selecting "this link" for the embedded WebDav client in the image above will present users with the following image of the Secure FTP Applet screen. Secure FTP Applet is designed to allow users to exchange files securely through an FTP server. Use Secure FTP Applet to transfer files, delete/rename files, etc.

Connect to WebDav server

Select the Connect button to connect to Secure FTP Applet. The following image showing the connection screen appears. Enter the username and password (the same username and password used in Moodle), then select the Connect button.

Connect to WebDav link

Once connected the user can exchange files from their local system with the remote system by selecting the file to transfer, then selecting the >> button shown in the next image. Use the icons below the Local System and Remote System windows to manage the files in these windows.

Exchange files via WebDav link