An other option would be to use a file format that uses only a single 
file.  I think spatialite could work.  Another option could be to use 
a csv with WKT.  This way, they could also open the text file in a text 
reader (like notepad) and actually see the content of the file.  This way, 
you could also work more notions of geometry. 
I could help you with this.  I was a trained elementary teacher in Ontario 
and Quebec before becoming a archaeological GIS guy! 
On Jul 17, 2016 17:58, "berndv. [via OSGeo.org]" 
<ml-node+s1560n5276786...@n6.nabble.com> wrote: 


Hi, when you the click "Add vector" button, the file browser will first 
be defaulted to show all files in the folder. Once you change this in the 
drop-down at the bottom in "Files of type:" from "All files" to 
ESRI shapefiles", it will filter to show only .shp. The dialog will 
remember this setting. Cheers Bernd Am 17.07.2016, 23:02 Uhr, schrieb Michael 
Jabot < [hidden email] >: I am working with elementary students in using 
QGIS to develop spatial reasoning. 
I have created .shp files for them to use but when they go to the folder to add 
the .shp, all the supporting files are also present, so we are struggling. Is 
there a way to set the settings so that only the .shp appears as an option to 
Thank you in advance for your help and I apologize if this is a silly question 
Mike Jabot 
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