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How do I download files from Study direct?

How can I download materials from my site?

As a tutor or admin on the site, you have access to the "Dashboard".

Navigate to the Dashboard and choose the "Contents / Files" option.

a) Download single files

From the Dashboard / Contents / Files page, if you click on a file this reveals a couple of options including to "View file". Clicking on the "View file" button will download the file to your local machine.

Screenshot showing how to download a single file from Study direct

 b. Download multiple files as a single zip archive file

If you have a number of files and folders you wish to download, then the most convenient approach would be to create a zip file.

Once again, you do this in the Files area.

1.Use the checkbox to tick all of the files and folders that you wish to include in your zip file.

2. Select the "Create zip archive" option from the dropdown menu at the foot of the page.

3. Press the button "Go"

4. You will be asked to provide a name for your zip file, and you then need to click the "Create zip archive" button.

Once you've created your zip file, you can download it to your own computer, as described above.

Screenshot to explain how to create a zip archive in Study direct


An easy way to save the text content in your site

Your Study direct site may also contain text that you have added with the Rich Text Editor. This can't be downloaded like your files can.

Use the "Print-friendly view" option, which is available from the navigation menu of each site. This displays your site as a single page. From this view, you could easily copy out all of the text that you wanted to retain.


Lecture recordings

In order to download your Matterhorn lecture recordings, follow the advice in this FAQ:


Getting help

If you are confused or concerned about how to save materials from your sites, please contact the IT Service Desk

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This is question number 2826, which appears in the following categories:

Created by Carol Shergold on 3 February 2017 and last updated by Carol Shergold on 3 June 2020