Is there any way to restrict certain file types from being uploaded to Bb9? An example would be to prevent an instructor from uploading a .exe file to his/her files.
Thanks in advance.
There's no simple check-box option to filter instructor uploads by file type. You might be able to use the cross-site scripting tool and the config/internal/bb-file-filter-configuration.properties configuration file (see http://kb.blackboard.com/display/KB/Uploaded+files+get+corrupted+by+XSSUtil ) to filter particular file types if you also turn off instructors' privileges to upload trusted content types, but that will have an impact on other things they can do.
I'm also not afraid of writing a building block or the like. However, without looking into the API for this yet, I suspect finding a "hook" for file uploads is most unlikely.
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