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How to upload video and audio

To upload material to the site, users must first register themselves. E2BN will then check individual's credentials and eligibility and only then will a username and password be issued.
In order to add material you must first login to the gallery - see the helpsheet entitled ‘How to register and login' if you are unsure.

When adding resources to the gallery, users can carry out a number of actions. They can:

1. Add video and audio assets to an existing album
2. Create a new album and add video and audio assets to it

1. Adding video or audio clips to an existing album
To add video or audio clips to an existing album, first find the appropriate album. For instance, a user wishing to add a video clip of The River Thames & St Pauls might choose to add them to the album called ‘Places (UK)'

To do this, click on that album. This will open the album as below:

Click on the ‘Add a File here' button which can be found in the toolbar above the albums. This will open the ‘Add a File' page. You can add only one video or audio clip at a time. This is because these files are much bigger and upload times would be too long if more than one file were uploaded at one time.
Click on the ‘Browse' button next to ‘File1' and select a video or audio clip from your computer and then click ‘Open':

You can upload video files in wmv, avi or mov formats only

You can upload audio files in wma, wav or mp3 formats only

Add a suitable title to the ‘Title 1' box.
You can also upload a suitable thumbnail image to accompany the audio or video file. This thumbnail image will be displayed in the thumbnail view for that specific asset and when clicked will take you to the viewable resource.

If you leave this box blank then the standard icon will be used. Fill in the ‘General description' box and then tick the relevant boxes for Teaching Subjects(s), Key Stage(s) etc

In the ‘Keywords' box add as many relevant keywords as possible. These will be used to help other users locate specific resources when they use the ‘search' tools in the gallery.

Finally, read carefully the ‘Permissible Usage' statement at the bottom of the page and if you agree with the statement tick the box to the left. Then click the ‘Upload file(s)' button.

Your submissions will then be uploaded to the gallery and the text entries will be spell-checked - you will be able to make any alterations to the text if the system detects any words it is unsure of. Whether or not you make any alterations at this point you should click the ‘Save changes' button at the bottom of this page.

Generally your files will then be checked by one of the gallery moderators and when they are happy with the quality, suitability of the images and text entries these will be made live and will appear on the gallery.

2.Create a new album and add assets to it
If there is not an obvious place to house the video or audio clips you wish to upload then you can create a new album for them.

Whilst you are logged in, and as long as you have the correct permissions set for your particular account, you may be able to create a new album. If this is the case then at the top of the page you will see a button which says ‘Add an album here'

If you click on this button you will be taken to the ‘Album details' page for the new album. You should enter a name for the album and then enter some text for the album description. This text is visible when a user hovers their mouse over it. You can also choose how the images are ordered inside the album, e.g. by date added or alphabetically.

An ‘Album image' can be set once there are some images in the album. At this stage it will have to be left as ‘Default icon'. You can come back later and select an image for the album cover. At the bottom of the page click ‘Save'.

The album has now been created and clips can be added to it.

To add clips to this album, click on it to open it and then follow the instructions as if for adding them to an existing album.

How to upload video and audio

Page updated: 11 Nov 2011
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