I need students to submit narrated PowerPoint presentations and I’m wondering if this will max out the storage space. What are the storage limitations?
"Quotas" are set by your school so it could be about anything. By default the quota for an individual course is 500 MB, but at my school we've upped that to 1500 MB. Admins can also up the quota for individual courses. You can see what the quota is set to on your course by going to Settings, Course Details.
Another option that I prefer is to have your students convert the narrated powerpoints to video format. As a powerpoint file the narrations will only be able to be heard by downloading the file AND having powerpoint on your computer. If it's just you that fine, but for like discussions or cases where these are being shared with the entire class it means that they must have a Windows or Macintosh computer with Powerpoint installed. Chromebooks, iPads and mobile phones will not be able to access the audio.
It's super simple to export Powerpoint files to mp4 format from both Windows and Macintosh computers. Generally you click on File, Export and then choose where to save it. Then instead of having the students submit the item as a File in Assignments, have it set to submit Media Recordings. Media recordings do NOT count against your course quotas and will be easier to view on about any device. Students submit the assignments like this How do I submit a media file as an assignment submission? If this is being done as a Discussion so students can all see each others posts then here is how to upload the file in the Rich Content Editor How do I upload a video using the Rich Content Editor as a student?
Hi Kelly Tolman...
In addition to the information that Rick Murch-Shafer provided, this Guide will be helpful to you: How do I view my user files as a student?. According to this Guide (look under the "View User Files" section), each user has a default of 50 MB file storage (this is different than the quotas that Rick mentions above), and the "Submissions" folder does not count towards that total. "You can view your user quota and what percentage of that quota has been used . Files that have been submitted as assignments and graded discussions do not apply to the user quota."
I hope this extra bit of information helps, Kelly.
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