This new feature in Moodle is going to help a couple of our Moodle hosting clients for sure! Find out why…
Teachers can now specify the type of file that Students can upload in an Assignment.
We have at least one client that asks Students to upload a .pdf, but many Students just upload a Word document for example. This new functionality will effectively stop Students uploading the ‘wrong’ document format in this case.
The file types allowed can be added with their file extension, such as .png and mp3, or else as image/png and audio/mp3. Leaving the field blank will allow all file types. File types are separated with commas.
If the file types have been restricted, then when students attempt to submit the assignment, they will see a message telling them which files are accepted: