If you already have video, audio, or PDF lesson content created, you can speed up your course creation by uploading everything at once using our Bulk Importer
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About This Feature
Upload all of your course's video, audio, and PDF lessons using a simple drag and drop - with the Bulk Importer!
With the Bulk Importer, you can quickly edit all of your lesson and chapter names, as well as rearranging the order they are displayed within your course. If you've already created course material elsewhere that you want to pull into your new course, you can use the Bulk Importer to transfer material over.
How It Works
The Bulk Importer is available at a per course level, which means you can simply navigate to the course you are working on, and upload all of your video, audio, and PDF content for that specific course at one time.
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 the file that has been uploaded within it - but you can always change the lesson name later.
How to Use the Bulk Importer
- Go to Manage Learning Content
- Select Courses
- Click on the name of the course you want to edit
- Select the Bulk importer tab
- Click Add Chapter (if you do not have a chapter created yet)
- Drag and 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 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 the title field of each lesson to update the lesson name (if needed).
To rearrange the order of your lessons, click and hold the Drag icon (the eight dots to the left of the lesson title).
To edit individual lessons, navigate to the Curriculum tab at the top of the Course Builder.
To learn more about editing and adding content to your course, check out our Creating a Course article.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about other file types?
The main file formats that can be uploaded using the Bulk Importer are video, audio, and PDF. If you are looking to add a file format that cannot be uploaded using the Bulk Importer, check out the other lesson types you can create from the Curriculum tab.
Learn more about Thinkific Lesson Types
Can I edit during upload?
Files must be uploaded before they can be edited, however, you can edit files that have finished uploading while other files are still in the process of uploading. Individual files that have finished uploading can be renamed as well as moved between chapters and lessons.
Make sure not to exit the Bulk Importer screen while your files are being uploaded. Doing this may cancel your upload. If you'd like to continue working on other parts of your course while uploading, we recommend opening up a new tab in your browser to work in while your upload completes.