Uploading assets

mAuthor offers the possibility of uploading assets used in a single presentation outside the editor. It can be done in a few simple steps:

  • select Assets tab on the Lessons details page.
  • choose Select file to upload, define its name and then select a relevant file from your computer. You can upload a single file here or a zip archive containing all your necessary assets that will be extracted immediately.
  • click on "Upload or "Upload package" button underneath depending on the selected option.

Note: While uploading assets package, please rememeber that the zipped assets cannot be in a folder.

A zip file can contain a text file with all names and types of the assets. It allows to automatically assign the resources to their corresponding names and types so that they could be easily found later in the editor.

Such a file must be named mimetypes.txt, otherwise it won't work properly. Data format in this file must be as follows:

file_name, mime_type
file_name2, mime_type2

For example:

a1.jpg, image/jpg
big-buck-bunny_trailerWebM.webm, video/webm
gizmomp4.mp4, video/mp4
ogaExample.oga, audio/oga

As you can see, each pair "file_name, mime_type" needs to be separated with a new line.

Note: In order to upload a new asset, the lesson cannot be open in the editor.