File management activity 1

Outstanding 90-100

  • Class and project folders created in your C drive. The project folder is in the class folder.
  • You downloaded at least 15 files from the directory provided by your teacher, and placed those files in your project folder on your C drive.
  • You renamed the files on your C drive using descriptive names
  • You uploaded your project folder to your Google Drive class folder
  • You shared that Google folder on Google Classroom

Proficient 80-90

  • Class and project folders created in your C drive. The project folder is in the class folder.
  • You downloaded at least 12 files from the directory provided by your teacher, and placed those files in your project folder on your C drive.
  • You renamed the files on your C drive using descriptive names
  • You uploaded your project folder to your Google Drive class folder
  • You shared that Google folder on Google Classroom

Basic 70-80

  • Class and project folders created in your C drive. The project folder is in the class folder.
  • You downloaded at least 8 files from the directory provided by your teacher, and placed those files in your project folder on your C drive.
  • You renamed the files on your C drive using mostly descriptive names but some of the names were vague or confusing
  • You uploaded your project folder to your Google Drive class folder
  • You shared that Google folder on Google Classroom

Insufficient 60-70

  • Class and project folders created in your C drive. The project folder is in the class folder.
  • You downloaded fewer than 8 files from the directory provided by your teacher, and placed those files in your project folder on your C drive.
  • You did not rename your files or renamed them in a confusing manner
  • You uploaded your project folder to your Google Drive class folder
  • You shared that Google folder on Google Classroom

Standards: ISTE 1a, 1b, 1d, 4b, 4c, 4d


In this activity, you will practice downloading, organizing, renaming, uploading, and sharing files and folders.

Why are we doing this?

Because these are essential skills for this class. When making a video, you will be working with many files across different machines. It is vital that you have the skills to organize and manage your files.


Learning objectives: By the end of this acivity, you will be able to:
1. Create folders on your C drive
2. Download and save folders and files from the internet to your C drive
3. Rename files and folders on your C drive
4. Upload files and folders to your Google Drive
5. Get shareable links for folders on your Google Drive
6. Post shareable links to Google Classroom


Step One

Go to your folder for this class on your C drive and, inside that folder, create a folder for this activity. Name that folder fileman1.

Step Two

In your browser (i.e., Chrome), go to http://video.cailab.net/videoms/activities/fileman1/media/. You will see a directory of media files. Download at least fifteen of those files to your fileman1 folder on your C drive. You are welcome to download all the files if you wish.

Note that you have many options for how you download all or some of the files. We will review these options in class.

Step Three

You'll notice that the file names are not descriptive. In other words, just be looking at the name of a file, you have no idea what the subject of the picture or video is.

Now you need to rename each file, giving them descriptive names. If it's a picture of clouds, and it's a jpg file, a good file name would be clouds.jpg. If you have a lot of pictures of clouds, you can put a number on each one, such as clouds1.jpg, clouds2.jpg, etc.

As you start making videos, you will be working with many files and folders. It's vital that you name your files and folders descriptively.

Step Four

Once you have renamed everything, upload your entire fileman1 folder to your class folder on Google Drive.

Step Five

Submit your Google Drive information to Google Classroom in one of the following ways (your choice):
1. Take a screenshot of your Google Drive and submit the screenshot
2. Submit the Google Drive directly on Google Classroom using the menu