Upload Limits

Overview

The Upload Limits panel allows administrators to specify size limits when users upload files into OU Campus. Limits can be set as positive whole number values in either kilobytes (KB) or megabytes (MB). User levels 1-8 are restricted from uploading files that exceed the upload limit for that file type. Level 9 and 10 administrators are not bound to the upload limits, and can upload files of any size into OU Campus.

There are three different groups of files that can have unique upload limits set for them: text-based files (source code files such as .xml, .css, .html, .js, .inc, etc.), image files, and other binary files (all other extensions that OU Campus recognizes as valid).

The file size upload limits set here are applied to all new files uploaded into the system. Existing files that already exist in OU Campus are not affected, even if they are above the file size limit set for the site.

Upload Limits Panel in Setup > Sites

File Size Groups

The three groups of upload limits control the file size limits for specific groups of file extensions. The extensions under each group are as follows:

Text-Based Files

The number of text-based file extensions is theoretically infinite; any extension not found in the other two lists is considered a text-based file. Common text-based files are listed below:

asp

aspx

css

dtd

html

inc

js

jsp

php

py

ssi

txt

xhtml

xml

xsl

Image Files

bmp

gif

jp2

jpe

jpeg

jpg

png

svg

tif

tiff

Other Binary Files

3g2, 3gp m2v, m4a, m4v, mbi, mcw, mdb, mde, mdx, mid, mkv, mno, mov, mp3, mp4, mpeg, mpg, msi, mso
aac, accdb, ai, aif, aiff, amv, app, asa, ase, asf,a sx, au, avi nb
bin odt, ogg, ogv, otf
cab, cgi, class, cnt, ctl pdb, pdf, phtml, pot, potx, pps, ppsx, psd, pub, pwd
dat, db, dcr, dll, dlz, dmg, doc, docm, docx, dotx, ds_store, dwt qt
elm, emf, eot, eps, epub, exe, ext ra, ram, rcv, rm, rtf
fla, flac, flv sav, sit, swf, swz
gz tar, tgz, thn, tof, ttf
hqx, htx vcs, vsd, vsdx
ibook, ico, ind wav, webm, wfm, wma, wmv, wmx, wmz, woff, woff2, wpd, wrf, wvx
jar, jbf xls, xlsm, xlsx
ksc, kmz z, zip
lck, lst  

Default File Size Limits

By default, file size limits are pre-populated for every site. These values can be changed at any time. The default values are as follows:

  • Text-Based Files: 250KB
  • Image Files: 1MB
  • Other Binary Files (including media files): 1000 MB

To change a file size upload limit from its default value:

  1. Navigate to Setup > Sites and click the linked site name to enter the Site Information screen.
  2. Navigate to the Upload Limits panel.
  3. Enter a whole number into each file group field. Click the arrows in each field to go up or down by one.
  4. Select whether the value is in megabytes (MB) or kilobytes (KB).
  5. Click Save. File size limits will now be enforced upon upload.