The size limit for files uploaded directly to Aula or Handin is 1GB for each individual upload.
This limit applies when uploading files to the standard text editor found across the Aula platform. For example:
Community / Journey
- Posts in the Community
- Replies and comments
- Direct messages
- Materials pages
- Assignment descriptions
- Student submissions
- Assignment feedback
- Assignment conversations
Across the entire Aula platform (including Handin), there is no limit to the number of individual uploads you can make at one time. The total file size of all files uploaded can exceed 1GB but individual files must remain below this limit.
👉 When creating a post in the Community, you could upload a PDF, a video and an image to a single post.
👉 When submitting their assignment in Handin, a student could upload 3 separate videos and a PDF as a single submission.
Turnitin has the much smaller file size limit for submissions of 100MB and does not allow multiple file uploads for a single submission.
These limits are set by Turnitin and are outside of Aula's control.
Read more on Turnitin's Help Centre.
How to work around the 1GB upload limit when working with larger files
1. Use Cloud Storage
The best way to get around the 1GB file upload limit is to host your large files somewhere else and add the link to Aula rather than uploading the entire file. In most cases, Aula will automatically embed links for easy, seamless viewing of content.
The additional advantage of using external cloud storage is that you can control who is able to view and access the content, with invites, passwords and other restrictions as required.
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Google Drive
- Apple iCloud Drive
- Your university's own media storage solution
- Microsoft Stream
- Zoom (recording links are automatically sent to the host's email with an access password)
2. Divide large files into smaller files and upload separately