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I have pages and pages of file uploads on my “Files (hidden)” page; is there a better way to organize these?

You can organize your file uploads in Drupal by creating subpages for your “Files (hidden)” page. Because these pages are subpages of a hidden page (the “Files” page), they will automatically be hidden from the navigation menu, too.

This is an example of a Files section that has been organized according to the types of file uploads:

How do I insert a file using Drupal?

Note: you must first upload your file to the appropriate Files (hidden) area before you can insert it on a specific page. See this help article for additional instructions if you need to upload your file.

  1. Make sure you are logged on and in the editing interface for the content where you wish to insert the file.
  2. Click your text in the area you wish to add a file.
  3. Click the “Insert file upload” button. It’s the yellow folder icon, the 1st button in the 3rd row.Photo Upload Button
  4. When the “Insert file upload” console appears on your screen, use the links (starting with “Home”) and find the file on your Files page.
  5. Click the file you wish to insert.
    1. A new window appears.
  6. Use this screen to set the title and description you want associated with your file.
  7. When you’re done, click the “Insert” button.
    1. The window disappears, and the file now appears in the text area where you inserted the file.

  8. When you are finished editing the content, scroll down and click the “Save” button.
    1. The screen returns to “View” mode.

What’s the best place to upload a video file for sharing?

For open public sharing, the most common free services are YouTube and Vimeo.

For more controlled sharing and privacy you can also try MiddMedia, a free flash media server hosted at Middlebury that is linked to your Net ID account.  Learn more about using MiddMedia for multimedia file sharing.

How do I add resources (Microsoft Word docs, PowerPoints, PDFs, audio files, etc.) to my Moodle course?

View an alternate version with some screenshots.

Download an excellent PDF with detailed screenshots, created by Carleton College (AcadTech).

Resources can be things like Microsoft Word files, PowerPoint slides, PDF documents or audio (mp3) files.

1. Turn editing on. (button in the top right-hand corner of main page)

2. Scroll down to the week or topic where you wish to add the file. Click on Add a RESOURCE, and then choose Link to a file or web site.

3. You will be taken to a screen that asks you for a title for the file (this is the text that users will see on your main course page, and will click on in order to access file).

4. Optional: you can add a summary about the file also in the summary box below.

5. Click on the Choose or upload a file button

6. This will take you to a page where you can either choose an existing file or upload a new one. To upload a new file click the Upload a file button.

7. Then Browse for the file on your computer that you want to upload. When you have chosen the file, click Upload this file.

8. You will be taken back to the files menu. From here you can choose the file you want by clicking the word CHOOSE in the far RIGHT-HAND column next to the file.

This will bring you back to your upload page.

9. You now need to scroll down to the bottom of the page and make sure to click Save changes at the bottom of the page. (Your document will automatically open; you can click cancel.) To return to your main moodle page, use the breadcrumb navigation bar at the top of the page.

The same steps may be used for Microsoft Word files, PowerPoint files, audio (mp3) files and PDFs.

Additional resources on other (non-MIIS) sites

Carleton College – Link to a file or web site

Moodle Docs – Link to a file or web site

How do I upload a photo or document file in Drupal?

You can upload the following file types to your Drupal pages: csv, dcr, doc, docx, gif, gz, html, jp2, jpeg, jpg, kml, kmz, pdb, pdf, pmf, png, ppt, pptx, rtf, sit, tar, txt, wpd, xls, xlsx, zip.

When uploading images, they appear on the page with the title and caption you assign them. Other types of files also show the title and caption, but rather than show the file, a link is provided to access it.

Each section of the website has a special page for housing file uploads; this page is titled “Files (hidden)”. It is highly encouraged that all uploaded files be placed on this page so everyone knows where to find them. The instructions below assume that this advice has been followed.

Note: Any subpages of the “Files (hidden)” page will also be hidden. You can use this functionality to organize your files on different pages with descriptive titles to further help you know which files are where.

  1. Make sure the title of your photo or file follows the name conventions from our Web Style Guide: Before you upload an optimized image to the website, please make sure the file name is readable. (Ex. william_arrocha.jpg NOT IMG30001.jpg).  Separate words within the file or image name with an underscore.
  2. Make sure you are logged on.
  3. Navigate to the “Files (hidden)” page.
  4. Locate the “Edit Console” in the top left of the screen. Click the “Add” tab.
  5. The screen now lists all the content types. Choose “File upload” from the list.
      1. The screen now shows the “File upload” editing interface. Choose “Browse” to upload a photo or file from your computer to your “Files (hidden)” webpage.
  6. Optional: When uploading an image, In the “Caption” text field, type a caption.
  7. When you are done uploading the file, scroll down and click the “Save” button.
    1. The screen returns to “View” mode.

How do I upload a file to my blog?

WordPress: Add Media
WordPress: Add Media

You can upload files to your blog by clicking either icon next to “Add media” while you are editing a post or page.

Accepted file types include the following: jpg jpeg png gif mp3 mov avi wmv midi mid pdf

Please note the maximum file upload size is 1500 KB.

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