User Guide/2 My Portfolio/2 My Files/Upload a File
Use the Upload File option to add an allowed file type to your repository. When attempting to upload a file you will always see the following Copyright notice:
In order to progress you must comply and agree to the Copyright notice by ticking the Copyright box.
Each file you upload includes the following fields in which information can be added:
Name - You can add a title when uploading a file, otherwise it will default to the existing file name.
Description – You may choose to give your file a description.
Tags - You can add tags to Artefacts and Views you create within Mahara. Tags allow you to add descriptive labels to Artefacts and Views and create an index of tag classifications.
Once you have added the required fields, click Upload to add the file to your repository area. When this is completed you will see an onscreen notification.
If you attempt to upload a file with the same name as an existing Artefact in your repository area, you will be given the option of overwriting the existing file, renaming the new file or cancelling the upload process.
To upload an audio or video file for embedding
Flowplayer only allows .mp3, .mp4 and .flv files for embedding in a view.
Flowplayer only accepts file extensions with lower-case letters. Changing the file extension to lower-case in Mahara does not help.
To upload a zip file and unzip to Mahara
Upload the zip file as above – files supported include zip, tar.gz and .tar.bz2
The file will appear in the file list with the Unzip link beside it.
Click on the Unzip link
A list of the files, Folders and Space Required is shown
Select the Unzip button
All the files and folders will be created and copied into the users My Files area on Mahara.