Now that you have learned the basics of file management and how to zip a file or folder, let’s put it all together. In this course you need to make sure that you organize your files so you do not spend extra time looking for or even recreating an assignment. In this assignment, you will create an organized system for your class files. When you are done, you will zip the entire system and then submit the zipped version to the drop box, below.
Start by deciding where you will be saving your school work. You may choose to save your assignments to your own computer's hard drive. You may instead choose to save to an external drive, like a flash drive or a USB hard drive. If you are on a network, you may choose to save to a network drive; at campus, for instance, you may save to your H: drive, which is a location dedicated solely to you. Please note that, at the time this module was created, you could only access the H: drive from campus. Be sure to save your file onto a flash drive if you plan on finishing at home.
Then, decide where you want to store your files. Many students will choose to save to the Documents (My Documents, in Windows 7) folder on their computer. Others will choose to use the Desktop.
Create the following folder structure for your Rasmussen College courses:
Create one main folder for all of your course work. The name of the folder should include your name. For example, John Student Classes.
Create a sub folder within the main folder that is named for the current quarter. For example, Winter 2015 Quarter.
Create sub folders within the current quarter folder for each of the courses you are currently taking. Use either course names or numbers. Be consistent! For example, D181, N362, CGS1240 (use yours courses not our example)
Save a document or image within the course folder for this course.
The name of the file or image should be your first initial and last name, followed by an underscore and the name of the assignment, and an underscore and the date. An example is shown below:
When saving you must navigate to the correct place - the folder you created for this class.
Hint: if you create the file right in that folder, it will automatically be saved there.
Zip the John Student Classes folder.