Do you already have your video, audio and PDF lesson content ready to go? To help speed up your course set up, you can upload everything at once using our Bulk Importer!
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About This Feature
With the Bulk Importer, you can upload all of your course's video, audio and PDF lessons with a simple drag and drop! You can also quickly edit all of your lesson and chapter names as well as rearrange the order they are displayed in your course.
How It Works
The Bulk Importer is available at a per course level, which means you can simply navigate to a course you are working on and upload all of your video, audio and PDF content for that specific course in one go!
When uploading files using the Bulk Importer, a single lesson will be created for each file you upload. The lesson will automatically take the name of your file and you can always update this later.
How to Use the Bulk Importer
- Go to Manage Learning Content
- Select Courses
- Click on the course you want to edit
- Select the Bulk importer tab
- Click Add Chapter if you do not have a Chapter created yet
- Drag & drop your video, audio and PDF content or click Select files to locate them on your computer
- And that's it! Your content will start uploading right away!
Accepted File Formats
The Bulk Import supports video, audio and PDF uploads. If you have another file type, check out our Thinkific Lesson Types for some additional options!
When a video file is uploaded to the Bulk Importer, it will automatically create a Video lesson. You can upload video files with the following extensions:
When an audio file is uploaded to the Bulk Importer, it will automatically create an Audio lesson. You can upload audio files with the following extensions:
You can also upload PDF files using the Bulk Importer. They will automatically create PDF lessons in your course.
Editing Lessons After Upload
Once your files have finished uploading, you can click into the title field of each lesson to update it if needed. To rearrange the order of your lessons, you can click and hold the Drag icon (dots to the left of lesson title) to move them.
You can also always navigate to the Curriculum tab to edit individual lessons. To learn more about editing and adding content to your course, check out Creating a Course.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about other file types?
If you have content other than video, audio and PDFs, these cannot be uploaded using the Bulk Importer, however we have many other lesson types you can create from the Curriculum tab. You can learn more about that here: Thinkific Lesson Types
Can I edit during upload?
Once some files have finished uploading, you can start renaming as well as move chapters and lessons around. Just make sure not to exit the Bulk Importer screen while your files are being uploaded as it can cancel the upload. If you'd like to continue working on other parts of your course, we recommend opening up a new tab in your browser and continue working there while your upload finishes.