Question type - Upload Assignment


Manually marked question.

The question is answered by uploading a file.  

Upload Assignment is a question type where the candidate answers the prompt by uploading a file. This means that the candidate writes the answer in an external software, such as Excel or Word, and uploads the final answer as a file in the question.

  • The default file size limit for upload is 1 GB. This can be increased if required. Contact Service Desk to increase the limit. 
  • This question type does not save if there is a loss of connection to the internet during a test. It is recommended that candidates reupload their assignment once they establish an internet connection.


Authoring Upload Assignment

In the question's edit mode, you can do the following:  

  1. Replace text with desired question text.
  2. Add math (LaTex), files, tables, links, PDF, images and / or audio clips to the question text.
  3. Set general options for the question type. Read more about general options for questions



Customization settings 

Clicking on the interaction element gives you the specific options for the question type. 

  1. Prompt: Write an explanation text for the question. The text will appear in the workspace.
    • "Upload your file here. Maximum one file." is set by default. 
  2. File types: Choose which file types should be allowed when uploading.
    • To customize which files types should be allowed, uncheck Allow all files types and select from the suggested file types or define custom file type.
    • All file types are acceptable. The file type field is not case sensitive; adding .png will allow both .png and .PNG.
  3. External identifier: For information on external identifier, read general options for questions




Tip: If you use this question type for large files, and the upload did not finish before the end of the test, it is possible to allow uploads of files that started before the test's end time. Contact Service Desk to have this option enabled for your institution. 

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