Bulk Upload

If you have many files to add to Brightspot, use the Bulk Upload widget. With this feature you can upload a large number of images, PDFs, videos, or almost any other file you need to incorporate into your own content. (Depending on your version of Brightspot, you may be able to upload only certain types of files, such as only PNGs and JPGs.)


To avoid a lot of editing after a bulk upload, use one type of file in each bulk upload. For example, do one bulk upload for images, another for videos, and another for PDFs.

  1. In the dashboard, locate the Bulk Upload widget. (If you don’t see the Bulk Upload widget, ask your Brightspot administrator to add it to your dashboard.)

  2. If you want to drag-and-drop files into Brightspot, do the following:

    1. Drag all the files you want to upload from your file manager onto the widget. Brightspot displays previews of the images in the Upload Files widget.
    2. Optional. Click Choose, and navigate to additional files you want to upload.
  3. If you want to select individual files to upload, do the following:

    1. In the Bulk Upload widget, click select. The Upload Files widget appears.
    2. Click Choose, and navigate to files you want to upload. Repeat to add additional files. As you add files, Brightspot displays previews correspondingly.
  4. From the Type list, select the type of content you are uploading. A content edit form corresponding to the content type appears.

  5. Fill out the content edit form. Values that you enter in the content edit form apply to all files you upload.

  6. Click Upload.

Brightspot uploads the images and displays them in the search panel.

Referring to previous image, Brightspot applies the caption This year's must-haves to all of the uploaded images. If you want to change the captions for individual images, you need to open them in the content edit form.


If you frequently upload the same content type, consider changing the default bulk upload type. For example, if you most often upload files as the content type Image, change the default bulk upload type to Image. For details, see Settings for the Global Site and Creating Sites.

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