Upload Files

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Create a Profile

Build a CV (Resume)

Build a CV (Resume)

Upload Files

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Organise Files into Folders

Using a Journal

Using a Journal

Using Plans

Using Plans

What is Files?

To find the place to upload files go to Content > Files.

The Files section is a storage area for the files you want to use on pages in your portfolio. It acts a central repository for your files.

  • When you are building your pages it lets you easily find files to add on to your pages
  • You can upload any file type to your Files area. This can include documents, images, sound and video files.
  • Files can be organised into folders for easy management.

Limitations:

  • Maximum file size for upload is 128MB.

When uploading multiple files, the combined size of the files being uploaded cannot exceed 128MB.

  • Your account quota for files is 500MB

Look in the Files section on the right hand side of the page, to see how much of your file space you have used.

Important: Make sure you have copyright permission to upload and use the files.

 

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Edit and Delete Files

In your list of files under Home:

To edit a file you have uploaded click the Edit button editIcon.png.

To delete a file, click the Delete button deleteicon.png.

Edit options:

In Edit you can change the file properties:

  1. Change the file Name.
  2. Enter a Description. (You can choose to show a description with a file when it is added to a Page.)
  3. Add a Tags (keywords) - separate each tag with a comma.
  4. Tick the box to allow comments on a file.

Click Save Changes.

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How to upload Files

You can upload files to the site at any time. Once added they can be selected and placed onto pages. Look at How to Add and Edit Page Content to find out how. 

1. You can upload files directly to the Files area,

2. Or, when you are adding content blocks to a Page, you can upload a file at the same time.

In either case the process of uploading a file is the same.

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To upload a File directly into studentfolio, go to Content > Files.

1. Tick the Yes box next to Upload file to agree that you have copyright permission to use the file. (The Browse button will be greyed out until you tick the Yes box.) 

Only upload files you have permission to use e.g. your own work or that can be re-used under a licence.

2. Click the Browse... button to to search for the file you want to upload on your computer. 

Note the maximun file size upload limit.

If you are uploading an image, you can tick the box for Automatic resizing of images to reduce the dimensions of your images if they are larger than 1024 x 1024 pixels.

3. Or, drag and drop a file from your computer into the Drop Zone where it says 'Drop files here to upload'. (This function will only work in later versions of Internet Browsers.)

You will see the files being uploaded and a green success message will display once the files have been uploaded.

Files are shown under Home beneath the file upload section.

Files are listed in alphabetical order by Name.

Files can also be organised into Folders. See how to Organise Files and Folders. 

How to upload Multiple Files

You can upload multiple files in one go. There are 3 ways of doing this:

a. Drag and drop multiple files into the Drop files here to upload zone from your computer. Hold down the Ctrl key (Cmd key on a MAC) and select each file by clicking on it, then drag them over using your mouse.

b. After clicking Browse... and navigating to where you have your files saved on your computer, hold down the Ctrl key (Cmd key on a MAC) and select each file by clicking on it. And then click on Open (MAC) or Select (PC).

c. Upload a .zip file. This method is useful if you want to assemble files from different places on your computer into a single folder. How to upload a zip file.

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Upload files to an existing file upload area

In certain studentfolio templates upload areas may have been provided for you. There are included to help you provide the correct pieces of information in your portfolio, an example screenshot is shown below.

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To edit existing upload areas

  1. Click on the Edit this Page button on the top-right of the page.

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  2. Once the page is in Edit mode cogs will appear to the right-hand side of the file upload areas. Click on the cog next to the file upload area which you want to update.

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  3. In the file upload area: change the title of the upload area is needed - in this example you will want to remove "Upload your".

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  4. Tick the Yes box next to Upload file to agree that you have copyright permission to use the file. (The Browse button will be greyed out until you tick the Yes box.). Only upload files you have permission to use e.g. your own work or that can be re-used under a license. If you have uploaded your file to Content > Files area skip to the section below.

  5. Click the Browse... button to to search for the file you want to upload on your computer. 

    Note the maximum file size upload limit.

    If you are uploading an image, you can tick the box for Automatic resizing of images to reduce the dimensions of your images if they are larger than 1024 x 1024 pixels.

    You will see the files being uploaded and a green success message will display once the files have been uploaded.

    Files are shown under Home beneath the file upload section.

    Files are listed in alphabetical order by Name.

    Files can also be organised into Folders. See how to Organise Files and Folders.
    OR

    Alternative step 4:
    if you have already uploaded your file to the Content > Files ares you can select it from your files list, clicking on the tick icon on the right of the file.

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  6. Click on Save to save your changes to the upload area. You may also select whether file area is retractable (can me collapsed or minimised) is automatically retracted. This can be helpful for reducing the height of your portfolio page if you are uploading a lot of files.

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