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Provide better management of uploaded files

Uploading files for viewing by students is a useful feature, but does not provide the instructor adequate control. In particular, if a file (such as a PDF of a classroom lecture) is updated, the older version cannot be replaced (although it can be added under a new name). I file management page would be helpful.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    LS has expressed concern that an 'overwrite' feature would be problematic for naive faculty (or faculty that struggle with computers).

    Please at a minimum, simply add a click option to 'replace file'!! By default, make it unchecked.

    This addresses LS concerns because the naive faculty are 'protected', and it provides better functionality.

  • Joshua Udall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If nothing else, if I try to overwrite an old file with a new file and the two files have the same name such as "Syllabus" .... AT LEAST provide a pop-up saying "This file already exists, are you sure you want to overwrite it?". Currently, LS simply returns an error saying File Exists! I know it exists and I want to update it. Doh!!

  • Joshua Udall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The LS group said a fix was started a year ago. It really shouldn't be that hard to fix. Please.

  • Brandon Plewe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Great idea, and students should have read-only access as well, so they can download files without me having to create HTML pages to link to them. This feature was briefly in Version 1 last year, then disappeared.

  • Derek Hansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It would also be great if the file names didn't get converted to random strings, so when students download them they have meaningful names.

  • Joshua Udall commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow LS to over-write and replace files with the same name ... while using the insert-file pop-up.

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