lightbulb_outline This question type can be used in a digital test only.
A file upload question is used to allow students to upload a file during a digital test. If the uploaded file is for example a .pdf, .jpeg or .png you can view it during grading. If the file is for example .xls, .docx or .psd you can download the file to view on your own computer. When students upload a file, they can download it again to check whether they have uploaded the correct file. Students can upload a single file per file upload question. If you require students to upload multiple files, you will either need to add multiple file upload questions to your digital test or alternatively, use the hand-in assignment.
It is possible to use a file upload question for lockdown browsers. For Safe Exam Browser, you will always be able to upload a file during the test. With Schoolyear, uploading files is only available if this is enabled in the Schoolyear settings.
Students can upload the following file types, with 25MB as the maximum upload size per file:
- .png, .jpg, .jpeg
- .xls, .xlsx, .csv
- .mp3, .mp4
To prevent students from uploading damaging files, uploading the following system files is prohibited:
If students are required to upload system files, the file must be compressed into a zip file before uploading.
To create a file upload question, follow the steps below.
- Click the domain School name in the menu on the left.
- Click label_important Courses in the menu at the top.
- Select your course or use the search bar.
- Select your assignment or create a new assignment.
- Click New exercise, fill in a title and click Save.
- Click New question and select File upload.
- Formulate the question in the question content field.
- Fill in the amount of points the question is worth.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more options.
- Click Save.
This marks the question as a bonus question, which means the number of points awarded with this question will be counted until the maximum amount of points achievable for this assignment is reached. The points of the bonus question are not included in the maximum amount of points that can be achieved for the assignment If the student answers the question incorrectly, this will not be detracted from the number of points and the mark.
You will first need to assign which students are exempted from answering this question within the settings of your course. You can then enable which questions can be skipped by these students. They will see a notification in the test informing them they can skip the question. The number of points for this question will not be counted in their result. It is not possible to change this setting after the test has been taken.
Students will receive points when their answer is partly correct. For example, if the total number of points they can receive for a question is 2 and their answer is 50% correct, they will still receive 1 point. Without this option, they can only receive 0 or the maximum number of points.
To add a grading scheme to a file upload question, follow the steps below.
- Click the Grading scheme tab at the top of the assignment.
- Go to the question for which you want to set the grading scheme.
- Click the more_horiz-icon and click Edit.
- Click the dropdown menu Grading type* and choose your method.
- Click the more_vert-icon for more grading options.
- Click Save.
Read more about Grading methods here.
A solution for the reviewers (and for participants when published). The model answer can be an extensive elaboration, an image, or a file.
Start with zero points (For the points-per-criteria and rubrics grading method only)
If this option is enabled the marking of this question will always start at zero points and the points will be added up when selecting the criteria. When this option is disabled, the marking will start with the maximum amount of points that can be awarded for this question and selecting the criteria will be subtracted from this maximum. This means that the criteria should be added as minus points of the total amount. The reviewer can then select the criteria if the student did not meet this with their answer, so it can be detracted from the total amount of points.
Limit minimum to zero points (For the points-per-criteria grading method only)
With this option enabled, it’s not possible to go below zero points when selecting the different criteria. It is still possible to manually adjust the number of points to go below zero with the adjustment option during the reviewing.
Limit maximum to total points (For the points-per-criteria grading method only)
In the grading settings it’s possible to set the maximum amount of points achievable with the question, separate from the points per criteria When this number deviates from the maximum amount achievable by adding up the criteria points, this option will cap the maximum amount of points to this manually set number.
If this option is enabled by your school, you can request an archive of all uploaded files during a digital test.