This block duplicates the functionality of the built-in ‘Private Files’ block with the exception that all files are public (to authenticated users). Administrators can use this to share files or folders with everybody on the site. This is very handy for links to policy-type documents that have no specific context within courses.
Linking to URLS
Supports macos and Windows URL shortcuts. Drag a URL to your desktop from your browser to create a shortcut to that page / site. On macos it gets a ‘.webloc’ extension; on Windows it gets a ‘.url’ extension. Then drag that shortcut to the Manage Files tab – it will attach like any regular file. When the user clicks the link, it will open the URL in a new tab.
You can download this plugin on the Moodle plugins directory.