OU Campus allows images (JPGs, GIFs, PNGs, etc) & document files, such as PDFs, Microsoft
Word documents, spreadsheets, and other file types, to be uploaded and linked in your
site. OU Campus identifies these as binary files, which incidentally, must be published
before being viewable on the production server.
Follow these steps on how to upload images and documents to your OU Campus site.
Uploading a Document file by means of Creating a Link
You can upload a document file to your site via creating a text link. This is usually
the most common method in linking a document to your web page. For documentation on
how to do this, please see the Adding Internal Links to Documents via Upload Function section in the Add Links page for more information.
Uploading a Single File
To upload a file, navigate to Content > Pages.
Navigate to the location in the folder structure where the files should be uploaded.
NOTE: Your OU Campus site should have an 'images' folder for all your image files,
and a 'documents' folder for all your document files. Please upload your images/documents
files in their appropriate folders. This allows for better maintenance of all files
in your web site.
Click the Upload icon in the upper right-hand portion of the screen.
Alternatively, files can be dragged directly to the folder structure for upload.
However, if not dragging files directly in to the folder structure, after clicking
Upload, the Upload to dialog is available and several additional features are available for configuration
before finalizing the upload.
Setting the Properties for an Upload
From the Access Group drop-down, select the group that should have access to the uploaded file or files.
You can only choose a group to which you belong.
Select an Upload Type. The available types are:
Standard: When selected, allows files to be dragged to the dialog or browsed for by clicking
Upload and Edit Image: An image can be selected for upload, edited, and then uploaded.
Zip: Allows the a zip file to be uploaded.
By default, files are not overwritten. To allow files to be overwritten, select the
Overwrite Existing checkbox.
Selecting a File to Upload
A file can be uploaded by browsing the local computer or by dragging to the dialog.
Both methods allow for selecting multiple files for upload at one time.
Dragging a File to Upload
From the Upload dialog open, click and drag the file or files to upload. Multiple files may be selected
and uploaded at one time. On a PC, use CTRL+Click, Shift+Click, or click and drag
to select multiple files. For a Mac, use the Command key to select multiple files.
Drag the selection from the file browser window to the OU Campus upload dialog.
Alternatively, click the Add Files button to browse and select local files.
Files may be renamed within the upload dialog at this point by clicking Rename, entering the new file name, and clicking OK.
Note that after renaming a file, the modification can be reverted by clicking Revert.
Click Start Upload to upload the files.
During the upload the status is shown as In Progress, and when completed, as Done.
If a file could not be uploaded, which may be the case if it does not follow file
naming conventions configured by the site, the status message indicates an error and
the file is not uploaded.
Click Close when finished.
Uploading Directly to the Folder Structure
Files may be uploaded to the Pages list view directly by dragging from a local computer
on to the directory to where they should be uploaded.
Locate the appropriate folder or subfolder where files should be uploaded.
From the desktop or computer's file browser, select the files for upload.
Drag the files into the Internet browser and drop them in the desired folder.
A success message confirms the upload of the files.