Digital Applications moderators' toolkit

You can check which file formats we accept for our Level 1 and 2 Digital Applications (CiDA/DiDA) qualifications by referring to the moderators' toolkit. 

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Students must ensure that their eportfolio only includes work in the listed file formats. Moderators will not be able to access content that requires the use of any other application.

You should take care when selecting software programs to ensure that they can output one of these file formats.

Choosing an inappropriate file format can limit the effectiveness of the product. For example, a .doc file for a publishable document that should be read-only would not be fully appropriate to its task. 

Type File formats

Word processing

.rtf, .doc, .docx

PDF documents



.ppt, .pptx, .ppsx


.xls, .xlsx

Web pages

.htm, .html


.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tiff, .png

Multimedia / audio-visual

.wmv, .avi, .mp4, .mpeg, .mpg, .wav, .mp3, .midi, .wma, .ogg, .ogm, H.264, .swf, .flv, .mov


.bmp, .gif, .jpg, .tiff, .png

Unit 4 only



.exe, .sb, .sb2, .Jar

Scratch (.sb2) games are accepted for unit 4. However, due to the nature of Scratch games, centres should be aware that the playability and user experience tends to be limited.

MS Publisher files (.pub) and Mediator (.md8, md9) are not accepted for this qualification.

Please ensure that all work is saved locally onto your CD, as links to live websites will not be accepted.

For further instructions on submission:

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Any questions?

If you have any questions about the Moderator’s Toolkit, please email