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The following guide explains which types of files can be uploaded, and also which files can be easily played back using commonly available browsers, smartphones of tablets.

What can I upload? 

  • By default you can upload most file types. Your system administrator can modify which files are blocked.
  • By default the maximum size for uploaded files is 1GB. Your system administrator can modify the maximum allowed file size.
  • Potentially dangerous files such as .EXE files are blocked by default.
  • List of default blocked files: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc262496(v=office.15).aspx

Manage Maximum File Size

System Administrators can view or modify the maximum allowed file size. See Scholantis Web Application Settings for more information.

Manage Maximum Site Size

System Administrators can view or modify the maximum allowed size of each site. See Configuring OneDrive Storage Limits for more information.

What files can I view or play? 

When viewing uploaded files you need to consider whether users can easily view or play them. This mostly depends on the browser or device being used to access the content.

The specific devices, software installed and it's settings all affects how files behave when a user views them in a browser:

  • Opens directly in the browser (e.g. photos)
  • Downloads and opens in a separate program (e.g. Adobe Acrobat PDF)
  • Not view-able at all (e.g. CAD files)

To determine if a specific file type is widely supported by various browsers and devices we recommend using caniuse.com (enter the file type into the search).

When working files that are not supported by browsers, such as .CAD (Drafting) or .PSD (Photoshop) files, you will need to ensure your visitors have the correct software to open and view files.

You can force files to be always downloaded by using the Scholantis Document Downloads app. This app prevents files from opening inside the browser, which is often the behavior for PDF or Microsoft Word files.



  • Acrobat (.pdf) - Recent browsers and devices have started to include a built-in PDF viewers. Older browsers typically still require users to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view files. Depending on the users device settings documents may open inside the browser or externally inside the application after being downloaded. 
  • Office (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xslx etc.) - Microsoft Excel, Word, OneNote and PowerPoint documents by default will open inside the browser using Office Online feature. From there you can also open them inside Microsoft Word.



  • For audio .mp4 and .mp3 formats are the most widely supported and the recommended formats.

Still having an issue?

Occasionally certain files you might need to use are blocked or require additional configuration to work properly. If you think this is the case please contact your system administrator.