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Importing Images & Multimedia Assets
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In order to import content into a course you need to have an owner or collaborator role. 
 

Images and Multimedia Assets (videos, audio files, etc.) can be uploaded before embedding them into your lessons, flashcards, or questions. Both asset types can be uploaded in bulk using the Import Tool in BluePrint. Our platform re-encodes each file 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.

 

Image file types that are accepted by our system include: .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, and .svg. Images can be uploaded in advance or at the same time as lesson, flashcard or question imports. If an import contains HTML code that references image files, those files must already exist in the system or be uploaded at the same time. If images with the same filenames need to be overwritten, this can be done during your import.

 

Multimedia file types that are accepted by our system include: .mp4, .ogv, .mov, .wmv, .m4v, .mkv, .avi, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp3, .wma, .m4a, .wav, and .oga. Unlike images, multimedia assets cannot be overwritten by a bulk import. For closed captioning, .vtt or .srt files are accepted. Closed captioning files cannot be uploaded in bulk.

 

Images

Importing Images in Bulk

  1. Navigate to your course in BluePrint, click on the Other Tools tab, and select Import Content.
  2. Scroll down to Image Content and upload your zipped file of images.
  3. Click on Import Content at the bottom of the page.

    NOTE: If you need to overwrite images that already exist in your course with the same filenames, select the checkbox Overwrite Existing Images.
  4. Navigate to the Activity Log to see when your import is complete. The status will read “successful” when complete.

    NOTE: You will not be able to view your images anywhere in BluePrint or the Learning Platform until they are added to an individual content page. However, if the HTML imported for lessons, flashcards, or questions contains code for them <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 a Content Page 

If you bulk imported your images but did not specify their location yet in a CSV import, you can add them to your content by following the steps below:

 

  1. Have your list of image file names and file types ready.

  2. On the Edit page of your content in BluePrint, click on Source in the WYSIWYG editor.

  3. Wherever you'd like to add the imported image, insert the following HTML: <p><img alt="description of image" src="file_name.img_type" /></p>

    1. alt (optional) includes a description of the image should it not be viewable on a browser or if a screen reader needs to convey useful information to a learner who is visually impaired

    2. src references the exact file name and image type that was imported (e.g. mathdiagram.png)

  4. Click on Save to save your changes.

 

Multimedia Assets

Importing a Multimedia Asset

Multimedia assets can be imported directly from the edit page of your lessons, flashcards, or questions. If you only have a few files to import, follow the steps below:

 

  1. Navigate to the Edit page of your content.
  2. Click on the Insert Multimedia button.
  3. Select the option File and upload your multimedia file.
  4. If you're uploading a video and would like to add closed captioning, click on Add new video track. Then, type in a label for your video track and upload the captions file.
  5. If you have a video hosted on YouTube or Wistia and would like to embed it instead of uploading a video, select one of these options and insert the video URL.
  6. Click on Upload.
  7. Click on Save to save your changes.

 

Importing a Multimedia Asset (via Assets Tab)

Multimedia assets can also be imported by creating new assets through the Assets tab and then adding them to your content. To learn how to upload assets as interactions check out this article.

 

To create a new asset, follow the steps below:

  1. Navigate to the Assets tab in your course, and click on Add Asset.
  2. Select the Asset Type and then select the option Multimedia Assets.
  3. Upload your multimedia file. If you'd like to add closed captioning, click on Add new video track. Then, type in a label for your video track and upload the captions file.
  4. If you have a video hosted on YouTube or Wistia and would like to add it instead of uploading a video, select one of these options and insert the video URL.
  5. Select the Content Type.
    1. Voiceover - asset will be used as a voiceover for content (Content Voiceover feature access must be enabled)
    2. Inline - asset will be embedded within a content page
  6. Click on Add Asset.
  7. Once your asset has been created, navigate to the content page you'd like to add the asset to.
  8. Click on the Insert Multimedia button.
  9. Select Multimedia Assets and select your asset from the dropdown.
  10. Click on Upload.
  11. Click on Save to save your changes.

 

Adding a Video Track

If you'd like to add closed captioning to your asset at a later time instead of during import, follow these steps:

 

  1. Navigate to the Assets tab in your course, and click on the asset you'd like to add captions to.
  2. Click on Add Track at the top-right.
  3. Type in a label for your video track and select your captions file.
  4. Click on Add Track to complete the upload.

NOTE: Currently, adding a Video Track is only supported for multimedia Assets, it is not supported for External (Trackable) assets.

 

Importing Multimedia Assets in Bulk 

  1. Navigate to your course in BluePrint, click on the Other Tools tab, and select Import Content.
  2. Scroll down to Multimedia Content and upload your zipped file of multimedia assets.
  3. Click on Import Content at the bottom of the page.
  4. Navigate to the Activity Log to see when your import is complete. The status will read “successful” when complete.
  5. Once the import is complete, navigate to the content page you'd like to add your assets to.
  6. Click on the Insert Multimedia button.
  7. Select Multimedia Assets and select an asset from the dropdown.
  8. Click on Upload.
  9. Click on Save to save your changes.

 

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