UGC | Version 4

Multimedia Uploads

The user generated content addon (UGC) allows your website to implement features like comments, votings, quizzes or form submissions.

With the multimedia module of UGC, you can enable your users to upload multimedia files, such as audio and video data or PDF files. The files can be previewed, downloaded and deleted in the Editor-UI.

Your administrator can configure, what types of files your users are allowed to upload. Please see the Multimedia service section in the UGC Administration Guide for details.

File lists

When using UGC in a web browser, you can access two different lists from the main navigation bar:

  1. overview of all uploaded files
  2. overview of all documents for which files have been uploaded

List of all uploaded multimedia files in the Editor-UI
List of all uploaded multimedia files in the Editor-UI (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Using the action button in the document list shows a list of all uploaded files that belong to a specific document. This list is also shown on the Multimedia tab of this document in the DeskClient.

List of uploaded multimedia files for a document opened in the DeskClient
List of uploaded multimedia files for a document opened in the DeskClient (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Editing Functions

File Actions

In the rightmost column of the file list, you can find three action buttons:

  • Preview audio, video and PDF files in the browser
  • Download file
  • Delete file
A table which lists one file with the headline "Der Wolf" and the MIME type "vido/mp4". On the right, three action buttons are highlighted.
File actions: Preview, download and delete (Image: subshell/CC BY)

File Preview

Audios, videos and PDF files can be previewed directly in the browser.

Preview video in the browser
Preview video in the browser (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Search and Filter

The search bar on the top of the file list can be used to perform a fulltext search in the headline and description of the uploaded file as well as in the name and ID of the uploading user.

The arrow to the right of the search bar expands the filter options. Use them to narrow the search results by specifying the desired media type, creation date or markers.

The search bar is filled with the word "ist" and the filters are set to match videos created after the 9.3.2018 that have a marker.
Search bar and filter options (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Table Configuration

By clicking on the table configuration icon, you can select the table columns that you want to see:

  • User ID
  • User name
  • File headline
  • File description
  • Creation date
  • MIME Type
  • Sophora ID of the corresponding document

A list of columns pop out. The selectable options are listed in the main text.
Configuration of the displayed table columns (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Mark Files

You can mark selected images with predefined coloured markers. Labels and colours of the markers can be configured by your administrator, see the Multimedia service section in the UGC Administration Guide. It is also possible to delete all selected files at once. You will be asked to confirm the deletion before any data is lost.

Apply markers to selected files
Apply markers to selected files (Image: subshell/CC BY)

You may select multiple files based on their markers or select all files at once.

Select multiple images based on their markers
Select multiple images based on their markers (Image: subshell/CC BY)

Last modified on 10/16/20

The content of this page is licensed under the CC BY 4.0 License. Code samples are licensed under the MIT License.

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