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How to Bulk Import Images & Multimedia Assets
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Images and Multimedia Assets (videos, audio files, etc) can be uploaded in advance of embedding them within Lessons, Flashcards, or Questions. Both can be uploaded in bulk with our Import tool. We re-encode each file individually in order to make it available on all devices, and serve it using a multimedia association which must be established with a particular piece of content.

 

Images can be uploaded in advance or at the same time as Lesson, Flashcard or Question imports. If any import contains HTML that specifies certain image files, those files must already exist in the system or be uploaded at the same time. Also, images and multimedia assets cannot be overwritten by bulk upload. This makes it easy to upload multiple zipped files, if need be. 

 

Images must be uploaded in their own archive. Audio and video files can be uploaded together in a single archive. Closed captioning files (.vtt or .srt) cannot be uploaded in bulk. 

Images

Importing Images in Bulk

  1. In BluePrint, go to Other Tools. Select “Import content”. 
  2. Scroll down to Image Content and upload your zipped file of images.
  3. Select “Import Content” at the bottom of the page. 
  4. Navigate to the Activity Log to see when your import is complete. It will read “successful” when complete.
    1. You will not be able to view your images anywhere in BluePrint or the WebApp until they are added to an individual content page. 
      1. However, if the HTML imported for lessons, flashcards, or questions contained <img src=”filename.filetype” />, then the bulk upload will automatically assign the image to that content page (so long as the filename of the imported image matches exactly). 

Adding Images to Content Page 

If you bulk imported a bunch of images but did not specify their location in any CSV import, please do the following: 

  1. Have a list of the image file names and file types readily available.

  2. In Edit mode of a content page, select Source in the WYSIWYG field.

  3. Wherever you want the imported image in the content, insert <p><img alt="description of image" src="file_name.img_type" /></p> where:

    1. OPTIONAL: alt includes a description of the image should the image not be viewable on a browser as well as so a screen reader can convey useful information to an end user who is visually impaired. 

    2. src includes the exact file name and image type that was uploaded in bulk

  4. Update the content page to save changes. 

Multimedia Assets

Importing Multimedia Assets in Bulk 

  1. In BluePrint, go to Other Tools. Select “Import content”. 
  2. Scroll down to Multimedia Content and upload your zipped file of multimedia assets. 
  3. Select “Import Content” at the bottom of the page. 
  4. Navigate to the Activity Log to see when your import is complete. It will read “successful.” 
    1. All of your imported multimedia assets are now individually viewable by file name in the Multimedia Assets tab. 

Importing Multimedia Assets Singly

  1. Visit “Multimedia Assets” 
  2. Click “New Multimedia Asset” 
  3. OPTION 1: Select file (video or audio) to upload from computer 
    1. Select .vtt or .srt file to upload closed captioning 
    2. For an audio file:
      1. select “voiceover” as content type to upload a file which will appear in the platform’s voiceover UI (play button at top of screen with speed options)
      2. select “inline” as content type to upload a file which can be embedded anywhere in the content of any page
  4. OPTION 2: Input URL of publicly listed YouTube or Wistia video
  5. Click “Upload”

Adding Multimedia Asset to Content Page 

Once a file has been uploaded, it becomes available for embedding within a piece of content. Anywhere you see an HTML-editing box, you can embed an audio or video file: 

  1. Click “Insert Multimedia”:
  2. In the pop-up, select the file name from “Existing Asset”
    1. If this option is not present, no files have been uploaded 
      1. Visit the Activity Log to ensure the import was successful 
      2. Or choose a file from your computer to upload. 
  3. Files can be uploaded directly to page from this menu, but page save will not be possible until file has completed upload/encode. 
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