Add a resource

Resources offers the opportunity to upload files from a variety of sources. You can upload a new resource directly from your computer, import from various social media platforms, or migrate existing files from File Manager and Multimedia Manager. Once you upload a resource, you can edit its properties before saving.

Drag and drop

Resources supports the ability to drag and drop a file or files from your computer directly into a folder. Navigate to the folder where you want to put the resource(s), select one or more files from your computer, and drag them into the Resources workspace. Release the files when the "Drop here to upload to this folder" message appears, and the upload process will begin. When the upload is complete, you can edit the settings for the file(s).

Upload resources

Alternatively, click on the green “Upload Resource” button to upload a new resource that isn’t already in File Manager or Multimedia Manager. Resources can be up to 4GB, and they can come from any of the following locations.

My files

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To upload a resource that is saved on your computer, either drag and drop the file(s) into the upload area, or click the “Select Files” button to browse for the file(s). If you drag or select multiple files, a bulk upload will automatically begin.

Web Address

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Here, you can paste the URL of a file from a website to import it into Resources.

Camera

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To upload a webcam photo, make sure that your browser is set to allow camera access. Then, position yourself or your subject in front of the camera and click “Capture.” The image will be automatically uploaded.

Facebook, Google Photos, or Instagram

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Connect your account for each of these file services to access photos. Select the files you want to add to Resources and click “Upload.”

From File Manager

From either the “Add Resource” screen or the “Upload Resource” dropdown, click the gray File Manager button to open File Manager. Navigate to the file you want to add to Resources, and select the file name to import it.

Alternatively, import all of the files from a folder in bulk by navigating to that folder and clicking on the “import to resource manager” link at the top-right of the File Manager window.

Resources that have already been migrated appear with a green checkmark. Instead of adding it again, search for the existing version in the All Resources screen in Resources, and add it to the gallery from there.

From Multimedia Manager

From either the “Add Resource” screen or the “Upload Resource” dropdown, click the gray Media Manager button to browse for a playlist. Find the playlist that you want to upload, and click to highlight it. Click “Import,” and the files in the playlist will be migrated as a bulk upload.

Edit Resource

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After you upload or migrate a resource in any of the above ways, an edit screen will appear. If you are importing more than one resource at once, the bulk edit screen will appear. For a single file, you can change any of the following options.

Title

Give your resource a title that can be displayed on the website, separately from the file name.

Name

Due to (overwhelmingly) popular demand, you can change the file name! The name must be comprised of numbers and letters, with no spaces or symbols. (Hyphens and underscores are OK.)

As a best practice for file names, briefly describe what’s going on in the picture and include the original file size, e.g. kids-studying-500x700.

Description

The file description can be displayed in Composer as the caption (in some cases you can override it with a custom caption in the Composer element).

Alt Text

Alt text is a written description of the file for screen readers and other assistive technology, and it is required on images by current ADA standards. Alt text for a file can be a maximum of 125 characters. See Add alt text to images for more information about how to construct useful alt text.

Adding alt text to a resource in Resources Manager means that you don't have to worry about adding alt text every time you add an image to a page! The alt text that you set in Resources will follow the image anywhere it’s used.

Tags

Add tags to your uploaded resources to easily find them again using the Resources filter tool. Tags are only used in Resources and are not displayed in Composer.

URL

The URL field is not directly editable (it can be edited  by changing the file name), but you can click the icon to copy the direct link to the file.

Bulk edit

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Some of these features - such as My Files, File Manager, or Media Manager uploads - have the option to upload multiple files at once. Once a bulk upload is completed, a window will appear that gives you the opportunity to collectively edit several options for the resources you uploaded.

You can add a custom name to the group, and the file name will be changed to the name you provide with a number value for each file.

You can also add tags and choose a gallery to add the files to. Tip: Applying a tag to a large bulk upload will make it much easier to find those resources again later!

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