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The Media Library is the collection of all of the images, documents, embeddables, and videos you have on your site.

In this section, you can learn how to add different media types, bulk upload media, and organize your media.

Accessing your media library

You will be able to access your media library every time you select an image for a paragraph (except the Image Gallery) or by using the media button in a text area.

You can also access your media library through the admin menu. Navigate to All Content and select All Media > Media Library from the site admin toolbar.

Add to your media library

  1. Hover over the All Content button located within the administrative toolbar at the top of the screen. 
  2. A dropdown should appear containing Add Media.
    Screenshot illustrating how to add media
  3. Select the type of media you would like to add. Some require upload, others require a URL. Learn more about each media type:

Bulk Upload Media

You can also upload images or documents in bulk.

  1. Navigate to Content > All Media.
  2. Click the Add Media button.
    Screenshot illustrating how to bulk upload media
  3. Select Bulk Upload link.
  4. Drag and drop the any media you would like to upload.
  5. Once uploaded, click upload. You will be redirected to a page displaying a list of the media. 
  6. Add alternative text to each media piece.
  7. Save!

Accessing and Utilizing Usage of Media Types

  1. From your Media library, navigate to the specific media type you want to analyze. This could include Embeddable content, Files, Gallery Images, Google Forms, Images, or Videos.
  2. Open the desired media type by clicking or tapping on it.
  3. Once the media type is opened, locate and tap on the "Usage" tab.
  4. Review the results displayed. The Usage tab will show you all the pages or locations where this particular media type has been used.

The Usage tab records a "use" for each media item. Due to revisions, even if the media item is deleted from the page, its usage is still recorded. That means the Usage page may report more media items due to revisions (not a bug).

Accessing and Utilizing Usage of Media Types

Related topics

Stanford Sites supports the ability to add embeddable media such as social media feeds, documents, forms, and data visualizations.
different size pictures displayed on a wall
Information about image sizes and how to upload to the media library.
Learn to add videos from YouTube and Vimeo and tips for making videos accessible.
You can use Google Forms to create a form and add it to your webpage.