Upload 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 :)
Thanks for the feedback and support on this one. We definitely understand the need. The team is currently reviewing how we can increase the file upload size here.
As a workaround in the meantime, perhaps you can have students submit a link to the file stored on their personal OneDrive.
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.
Any updates to share? This item has been pending for two years and is, in my experience, the greatest hindrance in fully adopting Teams.
If they do this won't the file be deleted when their account is deleted.when they leave the university?.some kind of integration with MS stream for submission of video assignments might be a better solution? At the moment we use a Kaltura integration with our VLE to provide this functionality.
Troy Thorpe commented
We have CAD students with the same issue. More effort for both the student and the teacher if a link is provided. We need to make sure that content is not adjusted after submission which is possible with a link so invalidates that process. This does not accommodate all schools which is disappointing. In 2019 a 50mb limit is ridiculous. We also have IT students looking to submit their work such as scripts etc and it does not support the file types. Its SharePoint storage in the backend so why restrict this.
Yes that's what we want too...... Up to 200MB would be nice
This was brought to my attention today. I've just gotten through instructing Teachers to use Teams Assignments instead of OneNote (for record keeping purposes, and workflow) and this is a showstopper.
Peter kruisman commented
An assigment is saved to a library in the sharepoint sitecollection of the Team. What are/ is the motivation to divert (drastically) from the upload restrictions of a library 15GB?
maybe there could be some compression used and some file types. that would also be awesome.
The 50mb upload limit is making Teams unusable for us.
Here’s some examples where Teams file size limits have forced teachers to look for an alternative (and produced a growing anti-teams sentiment which is disheartening as a IT admin)
11 Physical Education:
Students have to submit a multimodal presentation (mp4) with footage of gameplay.
Students have to submit a range of files from student films (mp4) to 3D renderings etc.
Students submit a multimodal presentation with voiceover and video (.pptx or .mp4) > 50mb
Students submit a series of RAW images > 500mb.
Students submit cad files that can exceed 500mb.
7-10 Digital Technologies
Students have to submit a .zip game file that can exceed 500mb with game sounds/assets/etc.
Students submit a .mp4 demonstrating functionality.
11/12 Digital Solutions
Students submit .mp4 videos demonstrating the functionality of a coded project.
I can gather more examples if that would help the Teams team? These are just ones that I’ve had to help teachers with in the past week. Sure, word docs are fine, but as soon as teachers want to do anything remotely creative, Teams falls flat.
Can we please have either a setting that allows IT admins to choose the limit, or if it’s a concern with student upload time have a UI that gives them feedback (“It looks like you’re uploading a big file, this might take a moment”)? The current solution of limiting files to 50mb means teachers are moving away from Teams for all assignments, not just large-file assignments.
50MB is tooooo small for assignments I think. Please increase so students can upload also bigger files PowerPoint and VLOGs