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Upload and Insert Media with Drupal

If the content you want to add to your Drupal post isn't already in the Media Library, you'll need to upload it. Click "Add Media" in the upper-right of the window to upload media assets.

Add Media button within Media Library

Next, click "Upload files from your computer."

Upload files selection

You'll now be able to use the file browser on your personal computer to navigate to the file(s) you'd like to upload. Find the file, select it, then click "Choose."

File browser with asset selected

You'll now have a chance to edit the file's Title, and add a Description. When you're finished, click "Start Uploading."

User input Title and Description fields for uploaded asset

An upload progress bar will be visible as your file uploads. Once the file has uploaded and processed, it will appear in the list of media files in your course Media Library.

Upload in progress

To insert your newly uploaded file(s) into the Drupal rich text editor, click the filename once — the small circle should turn green, indicating that file has been selected. Click "Insert item(s)."

Your file will appear in the text editor as a thumbnail. You can now type around it, insert additional files, add links — anything the text editor allows.

Asset added to Media Library

See also: Insert Media, Capture and Insert Media, Insert Media Comments.

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