Uploading & Tagging Your Media

Did you take a great video of an in-class performance? Maybe you've got a recording that perfectly illustrates use of modal interchange, recitative, or some serious pocket drumming. Perhaps a colleague asked you for a copy of that great presention you made on studio signal flow. If you want to share this with other faculty, you can upload it here! Remember, a stockpile of content is only good if you can find what you are looking for! If you are adding your own files to the system, there are just a few pieces of information that you are required to "tag" it with. You can add a lot of additional information that will make it easier to find, too. Once you've done that, your information will be reviewed by a "curator" before others can search for it.

Begin by Clicking Upload

The Upload button can be found right next to the search bar, but there are several other locations throughout the interface where other upload buttons can be found. They will all do the same thing with a very slight difference outlined in the next step.

Different Upload Screens

Depending on where you click the Upload button, you may be presented with slightly different screens. This is ok, because both of these screens will still have a Start Upload Wizard button. This is important, because it will walk us through adding these files to the right place, and adding the right information to them.

Choose the Appropriate Course or Category, and Add It to a Collection.

The first option you are presented with is to add the file to a collection. You can create a new one, or choose a collection you've already made. This is for your own personal use as a way to easily find the file. The next steps are very important so that others can find your file. Click the triangle next to Academic Subject, and then choose the subject this material would be useful for. If you use it for both a Film Scoring and a Composition class, then you can check off both subjects here.

Tag it with Information...

There's no use in uploading a file if people can't find it. Make sure to add all relevant information that you can. The Author field is where you would put the composer or creator of the content - be it yourself or another artist. A Primary Title is required, and should be the name of the work. Once you've added that info, scroll down in the Upload Wizard.

Be as Specific as You Can

If this file is appropriate for a specific course with in the subject, then choose that course from the list. Make sure to include at least one topic, but preferably several. A topic might be something as broad as "Arranging" or " Secondary Dominants ", or as specific as "Hybrid voicings of V7". The more specific you are with this information, the more likely it will be found and used. Once you've added as much information as possible, click the Next button at the bottom right.

Drag and Drop Your Files

Drag and drop in the file you wish to upload. If you have several items that fit these descriptions, you can drop them in all at once, but you'll likely have to return and edit the Primary Title.

Find Your Uploads

If you chose a collection at the beginning of uploading, you will be able to find your assets there, after they are reviewed by a curator. It's recommended that you do this for ease of locating your own files.

Approval

Your files will enter a state called Needs Review. The items you've uploaded will be reviewed by your Department Curator, to be checked for accurate information and duplicates. Once they are approved by the curator, those items will be searchable by others, and you will find them in your collection.