Posting Pictures on an Album Page
(for teachers)

SchoolCenter PictureIf you want to quickly post a set of pictures and keep them all together, you definitely want to use an Album page. Album pages allow you to update pictures in batches of up to 20 at a time and will automatically make a thumbnail gallery with all your pictures.

Policy: Students' parents must not have disallowed use oftheir child's picture on the website.  Students' names must not be inthe pictures (check nametags on desks and lockers).



Create a new album page

  1. Log in and open any page on your website.
  2. Open the Edit toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Choose New Page from the Edit toolbar.
  4. In the new window that appears, choose Album and click the Add Page button.
  5. You should now see the Page Settings window for your new Album page. Change the Page Title to something that describes the set of photos ("Field Day", "Santa USA", "Basketball Pep Rally"). You may also want to include the date, i.e. "Fourth Grade Science Experiments (9/24/2009)". Click the Done button when you are finished.

You may want to add a box at the top of the page where you can share more information about the photos. To do this, click on the New Content Box button on the Edit toolbar at the top of the page .


Add photos to an album page

1. Open your album page and make sure the Edit toolbar is shown.

2. Click Manage Album on the Edit toolbar.

3. In the new window that appears, click the Add button on the right side.

4. In the second new window that appears, choose Enhanced Mode and click the Select Upload Method button.

(This feature may take a minute to load.  Your Internet browser may show you a security warning window asking if you want to run the application. You should choose Yes or Run in this window.)

5. Once the window has loaded, there are two ways to tell it which pictures you want to upload:

  • If you open the folder on your computer that contains the pictures, you can drag the pictures straight into the empty white box in the School Center window.
  • You can also click the Add button, and use the window that appears to find and select the pictures on your computer.

(Note that you can only upload 25 at a time with this method.  If you have more pictures, you'll have to repeat these steps...make sure you keep track of which pictures you've already uploaded!)

6. Once the School Center window is listing the pictures you'd like to upload, click the Done button.  The window will show a progress bar that gives a rough guide of the status of the entire upload.  Once it completes, you will see a list of all of your pictures.  Click the Done button.

7. Back in the previous pop-up window, you should see small versions of your images.  Click the Close button.

On your original webpage, you should see small, thumbnail versions of your pictures.  When you are in edit mode, you may see "na" under each one, indicating that you did not tag any of the pictures with keywords.  "na" will not show up in view mode or when visitors see your site.