For Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Students
For the Administrator guide, see Uploading Captures.
The Library contains all the media you have access to outside of a classroom or course.
You may want to upload a video or upload a presentation to your library to edit it or to hold it until you are ready to publish it to a class or share it with another user or submit it for a homework assignment.
Notes and Limitations Surrounding Uploads
The file you upload must be one of the Supported Content Formats or it will not be uploaded or processed.
File Size Limits: Echo360 imposes a 20GB file size limit for uploads. If uploading to Echo360 from a location other than your local computer (i.e., Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, etc), the FileStack uploader imposes a 220MB file size limit. If your file is larger than 220MB, download it to your local computer first, then upload to Echo360. It must still be smaller than 20GB.
Troubleshooting presentation plug-in content: If you use a plug-in (such as ChemDraw) to generate equations, molecular drawings, or other items for your PowerPoint presentation, you may find these being stripped or otherwise altered when you upload the file. In this case, convert the PPT to PDF and upload the PDF. Alternately, for Windows users (and Instructors only), use the Echo360 PowerPoint Ribbon add-on to publish the presentation. Both of these methods retain plug-in content in the presentation.
Exported graphics to PDF format is not supported. Some graphics programs will allow you to export or save a graphics file (.png, .jpg, .gif, etc.) as a .pdf file. While Echo360 will recognize it as a PDF and allow you to upload it, the media processing will fail.
To upload a file to your Library
- Click Create.
- Click Upload Media.
- In the FileStack window, use the location selection on the left to identify where the file you want to upload resides, then follow the prompts. Your local computer is selected by default.
- Click the icon in the center of the screen to select the file(s) to upload.
- Select the file(s) you want to upload. You may select multiple files for upload, using the shift+select or ctrl/command+select functionality. You may also drag-and drop-multiple files to the FileStack window.
- Once the file(s) you want to upload are listed in the FileStack window, click Upload.
The FileStack window changes to provide an upload progress bar. When finished, the window disappears.
IMPORTANT: CLOSING the FileStack window before upload(s) complete will CANCEL THE UPLOAD. DO NOT DO THIS UNLESS YOU WANT TO CANCEL THE UPLOAD.
The newly uploaded file appears in your Library but is dimmed while it is processed. NOTE that you may need to refresh the page to see the newly uploaded file.