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CougarVIEW Instructor Guides: Type of files

Need help with something in CougarVIEW? Good news! We have a number of guides to show you how to use the many tools and resources in CougarVIEW. These guides cover topics like using the grade book, setting up quizzes, creating groups, and many more.

What kinds of files can I use for course content?

You can upload various documents, images, and video file types to use for course content. Learners can view the files inline. To display documents inline, the Document Conversion Service converts documents uploaded to the Content tool into PDFs. The documents are converted during upload instead of during learner access, which reduces wait times when rendering the documents.

 Note: For best performance, CougarVIEW recommends uploading all non-HTML documents as PDF files, since PDF files do not go through the conversion process. Learners can download or print files if they have the correct permissions. When learners download documents, they are saved in their native file formats. For more information about the permissions required to download or print files, contact your administrator.

The following table displays the file extensions and file types that you can use for course content.

Extension

File Type

Notes

HTM, HTML, MHT, MHTML

Web document

Brightspace Learning Environment strips the <title> tag and text within the tag from user created web documents

RTF, PPT, PPS, PDF, DOC, DOCX, PPTX, XML, XLS, TXT, WPD, XLSX, XLS

Text document

When embedded in Content, PowerPoint presentations that contain animations do not play; however, downloading the PowerPoint presentations saves them in their native file format, allowing the animations to play

JPG, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIF, TIFF

Image

 

SWF, MPG, MPEG, RM, MP3, MP4, M4V, M4A, AVI, WAV, RAM, ASF, MOV, RA

Media

The extensions MP4, M4V, and M4A allow users to drag entire albums, video podcasts, and movies from iTunes

BrightSpace

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