User profile fields: File upload

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A file upload profile field for Moodle
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This is a file upload profile field plugin for Moodle.

Using this plugin, you can define new profile fields to ask users to upload some files through them.

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  • Picture of Eric Duplay
    Fri, May 13, 2016, 9:30 PM
    Hi Shamin,

    Thanks for the plugin.
    I'm currently testing the plugin with moodle localy installed.

    I created a new user and then upload a pdf file. I would like to know where this file is located? I searched for this file in my computer but couldn't find anything (except of course the file used for the upload).

    Plus, I wrote a short text in the field "description" to indicate what kind of file to upload which doesn't appear while logged in as a user. Is it an issue or quite normal?

    Thanks for any help.
  • Picture of Sergey Kinash
    Thu, Nov 17, 2016, 4:21 AM
    Hi Shamin,

    We are using File upload plugin and we are very grateful you.
    Each profile field has the parameter «Who is this field visible to?» When this parameter is «Not visible» or «Visible to everyone» all works well.

    If the «Who is this field visible to?» = «Visible to user», the student on his own profile page sees the field’s name and a link to the file in «User details». But when a student clicks on the file, an error occurs «Sorry, the requested file could not be found». Check this case, please.
    For administrators such error does not occur. We use moodle 3.1.3 and File upload 29/07/2016
  • Picture of Shamim Rezaie
    Thu, Nov 17, 2016, 9:03 AM
    Hi Sergey,
    Thank you for the report. I found the problem and will release a fix in a couple of days.
  • Picture of Shamim Rezaie
    Sun, Dec 18, 2016, 9:50 PM
    It took a bit more than a couple of days but it is fix now. A new version is available.
  • Picture of Sergey Kinash
    Mon, Dec 19, 2016, 2:24 PM
    Hi Shamim!
    Many thanks! Exectly today we had to start using your plugin for our students. All the best!
  • Picture of Paulius Adm
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 8:57 PM
    Hi Shamim,
    Thanks for the great plugin, but I thinks there is some bugs. Fields "Display on signup page?" and "Should the data be unique?" are inactive and I cannot change from "No" (by default) to "Yes". Or I do something incorectly?
  • Picture of Shamim Rezaie
    Tue, Aug 1, 2017, 9:13 PM
    Hi Paulius,
    This is an intended behaviour and not a bug.
    Moodle does not allow displaying the file upload dialogue to a not logged in user for security purposes.
    Therefore, this plugin cannot display the upload field on the sign-up page or Moodle would throw an error.
  • Picture of Kristin Merritt
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017, 5:24 AM
    Is there any way to define by role who can see this profile field?
  • Picture of Shamim Rezaie
    Wed, Dec 13, 2017, 9:35 PM
    Hi Kirstin,
    As it is standard with any profile field you add to Moodle, you have the 3 options of making the field invisible (only admins can see), visible to the user (the user him/herself and admins) or visible to everyone.

    You cannot set the visibility based on role.
  • Picture of M G
    Mon, Jul 9, 2018, 12:00 AM
    Hi Shamim,

    Is there a way we can restrict the user to upload a pdf of image file only?
    Please let me know.
  • Picture of Shamim Rezaie
    Mon, Jul 9, 2018, 10:00 AM
    Hi Mudit,

    Unfortunately, the current version of the plugin does not support that. However, I encourage you to file a feature request at
  • Picture of Vaida Holohan
    Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 11:45 PM
    Hey, that is a great plugin! Is there a way to upload the files on learner's behalf in bulk? (e.g. as it is possible with user photos etc...
  • Picture of Nikolai Bond
    Mon, Oct 7, 2019, 10:10 PM
    Hello! Are you planning to update the plugin for versions 3.5 and higher?
    Or does he work with them?
  • Picture of Shamim Rezaie
    Wed, Oct 9, 2019, 1:00 PM
    Hi Nikolai
    I haven't tested myself but I believe it should work with 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7 as well.
  • Picture of Nikolai Bond
    Fri, Oct 11, 2019, 8:02 PM
    Thanks, Shamim!
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