I wonder if anyone here has students following computing courses where they need to upload submissions for 3D work. I have been discussing with course tutors about issues with upload sizes. We currently allow 400MB uploads for submissions and I am told that this is not sufficient as they need full frame 3D renders, un-optimised Photoshop files etc.
If I were to simply grant them the file sizes they needed - Moodle would suddenly use up 4 times the space it currently does. I realise storage is "cheap" but this argument does not change the fact that backups need to be stored and processed and with multiple day VM backups of the Moodle server this takes considerable space on backup infrastructure.
If anyone else has students who need to submit 3D work I would love to hear what you do regarding this. If it were simply video then I would use eStream submissions - but it is more than that it seems.
if anyone can offer any advice, I would love to hear it.
Tim Gildersleeve, VLE Manager, Bradford College, Bradford, UK