Help and Support (Staff)

This is one of many help and support pages that are available about the University of Nottingham's Moodle online learning environment. If you have any questions or queries concerning Moodle then contact information is at the bottom of every page.

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This refers to Moodle 3.10 from August 2021 onwards

Moodle Help & Support 

Moodle has a limit on the size of file you can upload. This page explains why this is and offers solutions on how to overcome this.

Students Click Here

Staff Click Here

Reducing the file size

File Type

Reduce By:

Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt)

Microsoft Powerpoint has inbuilt compression options:

Word Document (.doc/.docx)

Convert the document into a pdf file. N.B. This will compress the document into an uneditable format.
If further editing of the document is required then either zip (see others) or compress the images in the document:

Image File (.bmp/.jpg)

Resize the image using photo manipulation software


Compress the file using 'compressed folder'* or other file compression utilities.
* Compressed folder is part of Windows: