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Submit a file with your ORA response

If your ORA assignment requires or allows you to submit images or other types of files, you will find two buttons below the response field: Browse or Choose Files on one side of the page, and Upload File on the other side of the page.

Note: You can upload up to 20 files per assessment with a max per-file size of 500 MB. Generally, files can be in .jpg, .gif, .png, or .pdf format, but may differ based on instructor criteria for your assignment. The ORA will warn you if unsupported file types are supplied or the max size is exceeded.

Upload files in your response:

  1. Below the responses field, select Choose Files.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, select the file that you want to upload, and then select Open. A preview image of each file is visible.
  3. In the boxes next to each preview image, enter a written description of the image. This step is required to help learners who cannot see or access the image understand and evaluate your response. The Upload file button will not activate until you enter a description in the Describe field. 

  4. Across from the Choose Files button, select Upload file.

If you still having trouble uploading files to ORA problem please visit this article Why can I not upload a file to my open response assessment (ORA)? for additional support.

You can delete files once they’ve been uploaded by clicking the “Delete File” button next to each uploaded file. To upload additional files, repeat steps 1-3.


Once your assignment has been uploaded, your instructor will have access to view your files and grade your assignment!

Updated on June 2, 2022

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