How to to upload large files to Desire2Learn

One common problem encountered with Desire2Learn is an error when trying to upload large files. There is no official size limit to files you can upload, but larger files might cause problems when being sent over a wireless or slower internet connection.

If you are encountering this problem, you can create a compressed folder and then upload the compressed folder.

Below are resources showing how to complete this task on a Windows PC as well as a Mac.

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Common uses for this process:

  • Students can upload large files to the Dropbox, such as Voice Over Power Points, videos, or other media files.
  • Students, if you use the download button at the top of a content module to download several files at one time it will dowload as a .zip file. use the extract process to open the folder to view each topic.
  • Instructors, when you download student’s projects that have been turned in as a .zip file, use the extract process to open the folder to grade the file.
  • Instructors, if you use the download button on the list of all your students assignments in a dropbox it will download as a .zip file. Use the extract process to open the folder to grade the files.

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