Google Drive allows users to disable the ability to download, print, or copy a file through the advanced sharing menu. You can upload your file to your Google Drive first, and insert the embed codes to UMMoodle to show a “read-only” document.

Video tutorial

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Step-by-step tutorial

  1. Upload your file to Google Drive. Right-click on the file and click “Share” in the menu.
  2. Click “Advanced”.
  3. Check the box “Disable options to download, print, and copy for commenters and viewers”. Then click the button “Save changes”. Next, click the link “Change…”.
  4. Change the sharing as “On – Anyone with the link” and then click the button “Save”.
  5. Copy the link shown in dialog “Sharing settings”. Then paste it in the browser address bar and go to the page.
  6. Click the icon “More actions” and then click “Embed item” in the menu. 
  7. Copy the HTML codes.
  8. In UMMoodle, click the button “Toolbar Toggle” and then click the button “Edit HTML source” in the HTML editor.
  9. Paste the HTML codes copied from the file in Google Drive and click the button “Update”.
  10. Finally, click the button “Save and return to course”.

Remarks: After you share the file to others with the link, everyone on the Internet with the link can view your file. Accordingly, you are suggested to protect your file with a password, you can use Adobe Acrobat to set a password to open your file. For details, please click here for the official document from Adobe.