[LON-CAPA-users] Drop Box - Essay Response file checking

Todd Ruskell lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
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:
> Hi,
> Is there any way to have the Essayresponse upload work for any file
> type?
> 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)
> Thanks,
> Mark
> _______________________________________________
> LON-CAPA-users mailing list
> LON-CAPA-users@mail.lon-capa.org
> http://mail.lon-capa.org/mailman/listinfo/lon-capa-users

Dr. Todd Ruskell
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics       Office:  Meyer Hall 326
Colorado School of Mines                     Phone: 303-384-2080
1523 Illinois Street                         Fax: 303-273-3919
Golden, CO 80401