Information Services

Uploading files into a content item

Uploading files with the item text editor

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From the beginning of the 23/24 academic year, all new courses will be delivered using an updated Learn interface. In order to ensure that users can access support materials for current and previous year courses we have kept old support materials on Edweb pages and created a new Sharepoint Learn site full of useful resources for the new interface.

For Learn resources for current courses, please visit the Learn Sharepoint (University of Edinburgh users only).

Here you can access the most up-to-date information such as:

  • Good practice guidance
  • Training and support resources¬†
  • How to guides

To access support material for older courses please use the pages below as usual.


Uploading files with the item text editor offers more accessibility and features. For example, you can select the Open in New window option and provide alt text.

  1. Add a new content item.
  2. Select Insert File from the formatting toolbar on the editor (paper clip icon on text editor toolbar).
  3. Use the Browse options that appear to find and select file/s from:
    1. your Computer
    2. the Learn Content Collection
    3. Cloud Storage e.g. OneDrive (may require additional authentication on first use)
    4. a URL
  4. Ensure the link to the file has a meaningful name.
  5. Add alternative text to describe the purpose of the file.
  6. Click Submit to add the file to the content item. This will return you to the content item editing screen.
  7. Click Submit when finished editing your content item.