Learn@UW - Supported File Types for Content

This document describes what files types are supported, what you can expect when using supported file types, and possible problems when using unsupported file types.

The following apply to a file whose type is supported:

  1. You can create Content topics from one or more such files from within the "Manage Files" area. This allows you to create topics from multiple files at once via "Bulk Create Topics".

  2. You can display the file when viewing content as long as you have any necessary application(s) installed on your machine.

  3. You can play the file, if it's an audio or video file, when viewing content as long as you have necessary application(s) installed on your machine.

  4. You can embed the file as an object using the HTML editor, if it's an audio or video file.

The following apply to a file whose type is unsupported, as long as the file type isn't restricted. For a list of restricted file types, see Learn@UW - Restricted File Types.

  1. You can create Content topics from one or more such files from within the "Manage Files" area.

  2. You can display the file when viewing content as long as you have any necessary application(s) installed on your machine and the MIME type has been set up correctly at your organization.

  3. You can play the file, if it's an audio or video file, when viewing content as long as you have any necessary application(s) installed on your machine and the MIME type has been set up correctly at your organization.

  4. You may or may not be able to embed the file as an object using the HTML editor, if it's an audio or video file.

The following file types are currently supported:

Web Page

.htm .html .mht .mhtml

Document

.doc .docx .pdf .pps .ppsx .ppt
.pptx .rtf .txt .wpd .xls .xlsx

Image

.bmp .gif .jpeg .jpg .png .tif
.tiff

Media

.adf .asf .avi .m4a .m4v .mov
.mp3 .mp4 .mpeg .mpg .ra .ram
.rm .swf .wav .wma .wmv



Keywords:brightspace learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn support support unsupported manage content file topic   Doc ID:2325
Owner:Joan W.Group:Learn@UW Utility
Created:2003-10-06 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-05-24 14:33 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, Learn@UW Utility
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