Greetings! I'd like to see an option (presumably in the "Assignment" creation page) where instructors can specify a particular file type that the student must upload - e.g. .pdf, .docx, etc. - and disallow all other file types.
My primary reason for this request is to limit file uploads to PDF format. Also, there are students who, try as they might, upload in different file types, some of which I cannot access (Apple's "Pages" format is a big problem for me). When this occurs, I can either fail them for the assignment (not really an option), or I have to reopen the assignment (an extra step that's annoying).
I realize that there is a way to install components that will convert files to PDF; however, that's not really the same as restricting an uploaded file type. Besides, I'm running my own instance of Moodle, and I don't have the technical expertise to install those additional features.
So, am I missing something, is this a good idea..?