You've kind of answered your own question, the text upload size is autoatically linked to the FAQ where your question should be answered.
Where is this National Learning Network, and does it cost?
Can I ask which VLE you are thinking of switching from?
The varaibles page in the admin section has a drop down list. I've tried to find where this list is created and it seems to be done dynamically with 2Mb being the max. I cannot find where this is created from to change the maximum to say 5Mb. We care currently using IIS on Win server 2003.
Firstly the NLN website is www.nln.ac.uk and the materials can be found at www.nln.ac.uk/materials.
The problem is that they are only available for UK colleges. I personally think this is mad, as I am sure its a perfect opportunity to make some money by offering them to a wider user base.
The VLE we currently use is Learnwise but they seem to have just upped the price from £7000 to £12000. I feel Moodle offers the same (if not more) and the money we save can be used to train staff in php & mysql to help support it.
To further increase the max upload size, you need to change your php.ini file. Edit post_max_size and upload_max_filesize to the size that fit your nedds, restart IIS then go to the Moodle'as admin section and change the setting accordingly.
"The problem is that they are only available for UK colleges. I personally think this is mad, as I am sure its a perfect opportunity to make some money by offering them to a wider user base."
It appears, that as a UK school offering sixth form studies, we are excluded from gaining access
As mentioned by others, you will need to edit your php.ini to change the options in the dropdown.
...price from £7000 to £12000.
Are you able to provide any further details on this e.g. students and period covered by the charge?
As far as I am aware it covers a college the size of ours 2500-3000 students for one year!
for £12000 we could pay someone to look after it for 75% of their time and do something else for 25% to bump up their wages and get someone who really knows how things work, unlike the support from Learnwise.
I must admit i cheat with the NLN materials and copy them to the relevant course subdirectory of the moodledata directory and take it from there.