Within Ans, you have the possibility to add attachments to your assignments. Attachments are added for different purposes depending on the assignment type. The following file types can be added as an attachment and also previewed within the assignment with 25MB as the maximum upload size per file:
- .png, .jpg, .jpeg
- .mp3, .mp4
Other file types can be uploaded as an attachment, but will need to be downloaded by the participant to be able to access the file during the assignment. Other file types include but are not limited to:
- .xls, .xlsx, .csv
Uploading the following system files is prohibited:
If you wish to add one of the above system files as an attachment, the file must be compressed into a zip file before uploading.
You can add an attachment to an assignment by following the steps below.
- Click the domain School name in the menu on the left.
- Click on label_importantCourses in the menu at the top.
- Click on your course or use the search bar.
- Click on your assignment or use the search bar.
- Click settings Settings in the menu at the top.
- Click Attachments in the menu on the left.
- Click New attachment and upload the file.
- Click the more_vert-icon and click Edit to edit the name of the attachment.
- Click the dropdown menu Visibility* and select Hidden or Visible.
- Click Save.
Attachments in a digital test
Attachments can be added as attachments for 'staff' or as attachments for 'participants'. By default, attachments are hidden from participants and are only visible to staff. If you choose to make the attachment visible to participants, they are able to see the attached files during the taking session of a digital test. When a participant starts a digital test, the digital test will start in split-screen mode by default allowing the participant to view the attachment and the exercises at the same time. You can read more about this here.
Attachments in a hand-in assignment
For hand-in assignments, it is possible to add resources for students. The resources, for example, can be instructions or valuable sources. The attachments can then be viewed by participants from the moment the timeslot is active.
Attachments in a written assignment
As with a digital test or hand-in assignment, attachments can also be added to a written assignment. However, the added attachments are only visible for instructors in that course and (department) administrators. This allows for the inclusion of supplementary files in order to aid instructors in the assignments. For example, through the provision of additional instructions, formula sheets used, or other resources. Instructors and administrators can view these attachments via settings of the written assignment.
Keep in mind that added attachments are not generated in printed written assignments. If you wish for participants to have a copy of the attachment, the attachments still need to be printed and handed out separately during the taking session of a written assignment. Attachments should not be included when scanning written assignments.