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Reducing Storage Usage Within The LMS

Reducing Storage Usage Within The LMS

Applicable Learning Management System(s): Blackboard Ultra, Blackboard, Canvas, D2L

Campaign Description: With the increased usage of the LMS comes an increase in the usage of storage. For some institutions, this can lead to unexpected costs from LMS vendors and long loading times for students. This collection of messages can be used to help instructors and students decrease their storage usage with a couple of tips and tricks.

Success Criteria: Seeing a decrease in the number of videos and other large files uploaded directly within the LMS.

Submitted by (and on behalf of, if applicable): Annelise Ewing Goodman on behalf of Cole from Instructure


Don't upload large files!

A reminder about large files.

Location: Add a new file (instructors)

Audience: Instructors

Content Type: systray message



Copy Message Content: 

Due to limited storage space, all instructors must limit their file upload size to 10 MB. If you are uploading a large video, we recommend using a video streaming service or post a YouTube link in the content area. If you need help with reducing the size of your file, click here for more instructions.
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