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Why does Blackboard tell me that the file I'm uploading to my course is too big?[MOVED]
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Why does Blackboard tell me that the file I'm uploading to my course is too big?
This may occur when a student tries to upload a large file to the digital dropbox, or when an instructor tries to add a large file to the course through the Control Panel. Since disk space on the Blackboard server is limited, the maximum size for a single file upload has been set to 15MB. If a student has a legitimate academic need for uploading a file larger than 15MB, or if an instructor must upload a larger file through the Control Panel, then the instructor should send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org asking that the limit be raised for that course.
Before requesting that the file size limit be raised, try decreasing your file's size by using one or more of the following techniques:
1) If your large file is a PowerPoint presentation that contains many images, compress the images in your presentation to reduce the storage requirements. To do this, click on a picture inside your presentation (within PowerPoint), and then click the "Compress Pictures" button on the Picture Toolbar. Choose to apply the settings to all pictures in the document, choose compression for either web/screen use or print use, and check both the compress pictures option and the delete cropped areas option. Then click OK.
2) Use IzArc, 7zip, or some other file compression utility to compress your larger files before uploading. This can result in a significant reduction in file size.