Upload Assignment Files Larger Than 50Mb
Our Music Tech class wants to use Assignments but we can't upload our videos as they all much larger than 50Mb. Most of our videos are at least 500Mb. Would it be possible to increase the maximum file size? Thanks :)
We have now updated the upload limits to 500 MB for students. This change is now in production
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Kelli O'Malley commented
I use multiple video clips and other media to enhance my assignments, and want them available for students. I need more than 50 mb.
Definitely needed. Have already come across this limitation numerous times.
Steve Brugger commented
Yes, I agree that this is needed.
That is not a workaround as the files are not searchable after.
Hello Justin. Any idea what that limit size will be?
Allen Williams commented
For videos, you might be able to use Streams - I'm playing with this now in a test classroom but not live yet -
==> Upload the videos to Streams
==> Then go to Teams and assignments and 'add resources"
==> Paste in the Streams link and add a short description
You can add several, not sure if there's a limit, but you can add more than one, and the Streams app is not as limiting on file sizes.
Maybe that helps.
You can then see thumbnails and view the videos, with auto-generated subtitles in your browser
Richard Brudvik-Lindner commented
I STRONGLY agree with @Sophie Golding. This is very much needed. If you really want teachers to use the Teams platform, we need the ability to download very large files with embedded videos to serve as "flipped lessons" for example. I have PowerPoints with a number of embedded videos for many of my lessons. What is the point of having PowerPoint featured-up to embed videos so they are playable directly from a slide if you can't make that work seamlessly across Teams?
And at the other end of this equation, students need to be able to download large files as their completed assignment. I have my students create videos, animated whiteboards, animations, data-rich "explainers", podcasts and media-rich PowerPoints and Sways as their projects to be marked. But if they cannot download these projects directly into Teams Assignments so they can be marked directly from that location, it significantly impairs the value and usefulness of (and consequently the likelihood of me using ) Teams for me.
jacqueline wall commented
Also need this.... uploading large videos in Assignments
Stefano Delfo Del Furia commented
Any news about this feature ?
May I suggest you handle this like Google does. You are suggesting that the student uploads to onedrive and copy a link. In google classroom, this happens automatically if the file is over their file size limit.
Jose segura commented
We assisted a music production teacher last week since he was having problems collecting large files via Teams assignments. We asked him to have students drop their files directly in the files section in a projects folder we created OR to turn in a link to the project in OneDrive. Both options were not as ideal as having the students submit the assignment in Teams but we understand that these are exceptions to the norm in our district.
Any news on lager Upload? 1 GB limit (same as forms Upload Max should help alot :)
Rigoberto Guerrero commented
As Fontana Unified School District is going one to one, it would help our schools out if they had larger file sizes in particular for Media classes that use larger mp4 files. We would appreciate any new updates to this post. Thanks
Stuart Maher commented
I agree this is an essential feature. We don't integrate with OneDrive currenty and some weaker students are only just able to upload a file and would struggle with the concept of uploading to OneDrive and providing a link.
Then there is the time penalty to assessment of not being able to listen to a sound file or watch a video file through teams. When you have 3 classes of 30+ continually downloading would impact the overall time taken considerably.
Agree with everyone 50mb is tiny in today's age. Ran into this issue when students created a short (less than 5 min) video as an assessment. Nope can't turn it in on Teams. Guess what the teacher is going to use - Google Classroom. At least have it automatically create a shared link to teacher if student uploads from OneDrive.
@Stuart, students should only be able to see their own folders in both Working and Submitted Files, not sure what's going on with permissions there.
The upload work modal was changed a few weeks back, originally it did give a >50MB error with local files. They may be trying to implement this feature, as once the SPO upload is complete, linking it to the submission is pretty simple.
I've had to develop an in-house React site to upload large files with Graph Education (beta) and Drives, and don't encounter any limits there, so it might be a bandwidth decision. If so, other LMSes let us customise the limit...
We're looking at implementing a custom Stream uploader too for video content when the APIs go into Preview next year, as students don't know how to permission it properly.
Worth noting this is entirely for QCAA compliance as @Anne mentioned. OneDrive linking just won't cut it for long-term storage/retrieval.
Stuart Butler commented
I'm in the process of trying to transition our team from a bespoke piece of software (which won't be supported after this academic year) to using something else for submission of work, some of which can sometime reach 10GB in side.
I tested out teams yesterday and was amused to find that students CAN upload files of any size if using the upload from PC option.
The files are saved to the "Working files" folder of sharepoint but Teams refuses to move it to the "Submitted files" folder, giving an error due to (I assume), the 50mb limit.
The 50mb limit is only ever presented to the user when they try and submit from OneDrive.
I also found that students could access the Sharepoint document library (if they know the URL) and download / delete other students uploaded work which is an immediate red flag for using Teams. I can fix this but if we are going to run 50-100 modules on teams, having to fix permissions on members for every module isn't feasible.
Any suggestions on when either a file size increase might take place or if whatever stops the file being moved could be fixed?
Anne Fenwick commented
I agree Sophie - this is a definite need. As part of our accountability with Senior classes, teachers are getting students to save it in their OneDrive and upload a link BUT teachers then have to download the videos/large PowerPoints straight away before they are edited in any way to meet QCAA requirements for authenticity. A larger file upload would be FANTASTIC!!
Yes...even when compressing photos etc for in class work some submissions cannot be uploaded.Please increase
Agree with the other comments, this is our biggest roadblock to school-wide Teams adoption. We require data retention which Teams/SPO does well, but the 50MB limit prevents use for a large number of assignments.