Media Library

There are now a number of places you can images and/or video to your content, though they all go back to the Media Library. When you click on a button that says Add Media, or Insert from media Library in the body of a page, it will open a window where you can either upload a new image or select an existing image from the catalog of images already on the site.

To add a new image, click the Choose File button at the top, navigate to where the image is on your computer and open it. A window will open with a preview of the image, the name of the image file, a place for alternative text, and the media tags field.

Alternative text is required for every image. It should be descriptive text of what the content of the image is.

Media tags have been created for every Group/Department. To be able to reuse images later, for whatever reason, we recommend adding a tag for your group every time you upload an image. Start typing the name of your department or program in the field, and when it appears below the field, select it.

Click Save and the image will be added to the catalog and it will be selected by default. Click the Insert selected button.

To add an image that is already in the catalog, after you have entered the library, you can select your group or department from the Media Tag pull-down menu and then click Apply Filters to view just the images in your library. Then, click once on the image you want to add to your content and click Insert Selected.

In most cases, when you insert an image, it is placed automatically by the system based on the component you are creating or working with. The exception is when you add an image to the Body section of a piece of content. Once it's added, by default it will be centered and a large image. To adjust it, click the Pencil icon in the top right corner of the image. Here you can change the alt text, decide how to align the image and determine how big to make the image. The system gives suggestions for size based on how you are using the image.

To embed video, the video first has to have a home either in YouTube or Vimeo. You will need to copy the link to the video and then, when you click to insert media, depending on where you are doing it, it will either send you right to the Video panel, or you will have to select Remote Video Embed panel. Paste the link into the field and click Add. Then click insert selected.