To upload your photo and image files to MediaBox, follow the steps below.

  • If you haven't already done so, you need to log in to the website. To do this click on the login link at the top of the site. It's the one that looks like this:
  • Enter your login credentials (ie. the same as you use to access the Learning Gateway and your computers in school).
  • If you have permission to upload media to the system, UPLOAD and Welcome... buttons replace the login button at the top right of the screen.
logged in

Important Note: If you do not see the upload button, please contact your school‘s ITCO or TSD Officer so that you can be given the appropriate permssions. If you click on the roll down arrow next to your login name, the Login Centre becomes visible. To hide the Login Centre just click on the roll up arrow. More information about the Login Centre is available in the MediaBox Welcome Pack.

  • Click on the UPLOAD button to view the Upload Media page which also contains a useful help section about uploading media.
  • Click on the PHOTOS button.
  • Click on the ADD FILES button. It looks like this:
    Add files
  • Navigate to the location of your photos.
  • Select the photo(s)* you wish to upload and click on Open.
    *Note: To select multiple photos, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard ( or the cmd key if you are using a Mac) and click on all the required photos.
  • The filename of each photo will be displayed in the upload queue box and will be processed. Once all files are processed successfully they will have a tick next to each of them. You can then click on the UPLOAD button and wait while the photos are uploaded. The upload button looks like this:
    Upload button
  • Once your photos have been uploaded, you are taken to the photos section of your My Media page. The photos you have just uploaded will appear with a pale yellow background which means that the photos are currently INACTIVE. To activate your photos you must enter metadata for each one by clicking on EDIT DETAILS or by using the batch editing function.
  • Once you have added metadata for each photo or image file, they will become active on MediaBox. You can easily spot inactive media because of pale yellow background.