[LON-CAPA-users] Drop Box - Essay Response file checking
Thu, 14 Feb 2008 13:41:21 -0700
Not an answer, but a question:
Do you really want this? What if they upload a malicious .exe file?
(Maybe no more dangerous than embedded VB script in an office document?)
LON-CAPA does have a list of known file types somewhere, and I would
suspect it would not allow any file type it doesn't know. I always
limit my students' options. If I'm looking for a spreadsheet I list all
the spreadsheet file types, etc. Helps protect students from themselves.
Mark Lucas wrote:
> Is there any way to have the Essayresponse upload work for any file
> Right now in order to get the box, you need to specify some filetype or
> the essayresponse upload box doesn't even show up. Is there a wildcard
> that will say accept any file extension?
> What is done in the way of file checking - just a check of the
> extension? (which the student can change if they want on their end)
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Dr. Todd Ruskell
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