The Learning Space has an upload limit of 1GB, this limit can appear small for submissions with a large number of files. There are however a few tricks you can use as stated below.
- Before you proceed with any of these suggestions, be sure to keep a back up of your work as the quality of images could potentially be lost permanently.
- It can be tempting to use 3rd party software that compress files for you - but beware that many of these sites could infect your device with a virus.\
- When uploading large files it is important that you leave yourself enough time and upload using a good internet connection.
1. Consult Your File Types Compression Guidance
If you are uploading a file that is larger than 1GB it is most likely that you are trying to upload an uncommon file type. The creators of your file type probably have their own guidance on how to minimise file sizes and you should check online with them first for tips and best practices.
2. First Consult The Other Articles
Are you uploading one of the following? - if so check out the guidance on each of these pages first before you proceed to step 3.
- I'm uploading a Word document.
- I'm uploading a PDF document.
- I'm uploading a Powerpoint document.
- I'm uploading a video file.
- I'm uploading an audio file.
- I'm uploading an image.
- I'm uploading a collection of files.
- I'm uploading a large file.
3. Zip up your files
Both MAC and Windows machines have built in funcationality to zip together collections of files. Simply put all of your files into a folder > right click and select 'Compress' or 'Send To Zip'. To un-zip these files you'll have to right click the file and extract.