File types and file sizes

You will find information about the file types that you can use for each type of content field in the Plus Editor, except for fields that require you to upload files externally.

  • Text
    There's an option to add links to supplemental files in a text field by uploading a file. We currently support all file types, because they will not (necessarily) be displayed by the browser, but can be downloaded by the user.
    The maximum file size is 512 MB.
  • Image
    Technically, the image field in the Plus Editor support the file types BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG and SVG. We would always advise you not to use BMP files because they are not compressed and larger in file size, which makes it slow for the browser to load.
    Here you will find more information about which file types are best to use.
    The maximum file size is 512 MB, but for the best results, we advise you to keep images under 500 KB.
  • Google Docs
    The Google Docs viewer supports Excel files (XLS and XLSX), Word files (DOC and DOCX), PowerPoint files (PPT and PPTX) and PDF files.
    The maximum file size is 25 MB.
  • MS Office Viewer
    The MS Office Viewer supports Excel files (XLS and XLSX), Word files (DOC and DOCX) and PowerPoint files (PPT and PPTX).
    The maximum file size is 10 MB.
  • Flash
    The Flash field supports SWF files. We discourage you to use this field. The number of browsers that still support Flash is decreasing and eventually we will also have to stop supporting this.
    Especially SCORM packages with HTML5 are suitable for interactive elements. You can only add SCORM packages to a template as separate activities and not to a content part.
  • Video player
    The video player support most file types. The server automatically converts files to the right format after uploading.
    The maximum file size is 512 MB.

Using HTML, CSS and JavaScript

You can upload HTML files if they are content parts (more information), but you can't upload them so you can link to them.

You can create a content part of the "Blank page" type. There you have the option to create the content part using HTML. This HTML becomes a part of the body of the page. It's not suitable for pasting the code of a complete HTML page.

Another option is the HTML field in the Plus Editor.

These two HTML features are intended to use to format text to your own liking. We would advise you to only use CSS inline and not for general elements, because this could have unwanted results for the page elements around of the content part.

We advise you to not use JavaScript, because this can have unwanted effects on the functionality of the learning environment.