File Uploads


You can upload files into Bud as additional evidence. 

Users uploading files must comply with our acceptable use policy, particularly section 9.

Supported file types

The following file formats are supported:

  • Adobe PDF (.pdf)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt/.pptx/)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx/.rtf/.odt)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls/ .xlsx/ .csv/)
  • Most .txt files
  • Most image files (.jpg .png)
  • Most audio files (.m4a, .mp3, .wma, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .wav)
  • E-mail files (.msg, .eml, .emlx)
  • Code files (.ipynb, .r, .rmd, .html, .py, .json)
  • Pbit and pbix format. 
  • Extensible Markup Language (.xml)


  • The file size may not exceed 500 MB.
  • File name should only contain the following characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, hyphen, round brackets, space, underscore and full stop.  An error message will be displayed if the file contains characters not listed and you will need to re-name the file and  upload again.
  • If an unsupported file is uploaded, an error message will be displayed and you will need to upload in an alternative format.
  • SCORM Packs (.zip for SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004) can be uploaded to Bud, but only when building a new programme, in Draft state.

Bud Recommends

Some anti-virus software can interfere with uploads to Bud, we have found customers encounter issues with Bitdefender's 'Online Threat Protection' feature, an exception for can be added to Bitdefender in these instances.





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