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Which media and file types are supported in Blackboard?

Supported file types

(listed alphabetically by extension)

ExtensionFile TypeAssociated Program or Application
.aamMultimediaAuthorware Plug-in
.aiffAudioAudio program
.asfMultimediaWindows Media Player
.aviVideoWindows Media Player (not Mac-compatible!)
.docDocumentMicrosoft Word or other word processor


GIF Image

Graphics program or web browser

.html, .htmWeb PageHTML editor or web browser
.jpg, .jpeg, .jifJPEG ImageGraphics program or web browser
mp3, mp4, mpeAudio/VideoAudio/Video Program
.mpg, .mpegVideoWindows Media Player or RealPlayer
moov, movieMovieQuicktime Movie



Quicktime Player

numbersSpreadsheetApple Numbers


DocumentAdobe Acrobat


PNG Image

Graphics program or web browser

.ppt, .pps

Slide Show

PowerPoint & PowerPoint Player


MovieQuicktime Player
.raAudioReal Audio Player
.ramVideoReal Audio Player
.rmAudioAudio Program
.rtfTextWord Processor
.swfMultimediaShockwave Flash Plug-in
.tif, .tiffTIFF ImageGraphics program


Plain Text

Text or HTML editor, word processor



Audio program
.wmaAudioAudio program
.wmfGraphicMicrosoft Windows
.wmvMedia/AudioMicrosoft Windows
.wpdDocumentWordPerfect or other word processor

.xls, xlsx


Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet app.


Compressed Package


Keywords:support, files   Doc ID:83672
Owner:Szymon M.Group:University of Illinois Chicago Technology Solutions
Created:2018-07-13 13:38 CSTUpdated:2020-07-13 20:29 CST
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