New Bulk Lesson Uploader & Editor
If you’ve logged into your Author Dashboard over the last week or so, you may have noticed a couple of new big green buttons labeled “Bulk Upload” and “Bulk Edit.” As you may have already found (or guessed from the not so mysterious names), these buttons lead to our new Bulk Lesson Uploaders and Bulk Lesson Edit tool! These are fun new features we’ve been looking forward to that have been repeatedly requested by our authors. So, we’re pretty excited about them. Let’s take a quick look at how to use these cool new tools.
1. Bulk Uploaders
Trust us, we know as well as anyone how painful it used to be to upload lots of lessons to the site, so we decided it was high time we made this easier - enter standard bulk lesson uploader. You can access this bulk uploader using the ‘Bulk Upload’ button on your author dashboard or by accessing www.mindbites.com/uploader (which will only work when you’re logged into the site as an author).
It’s pretty simple to use - you’ll just simply drag and drop all of the video files you want to upload as lessons to the site. Then, it will upload them all sequentially. As always, you’ll be notified via email when your uploaded lessons are finished processing.
There are actually two bulk uploaders on the MindBites site. The main one, accessible through your dashboard, is for standard video files. The other is specifically designed for screencasted tutorials. There is a link to the bulk screencast uploader on the standard bulk uploader page (see image above), or, when you’re logged in, you can access it at the following URL: www.mindbites.com/uploader/?SC=1.
2. Bulk Lesson Editor
Once your bulk lessons are uploaded, you will automatically be directed to your bulk lesson editor. You can also access this page using the ‘Bulk Edit’ button on your author dashboard (see picture at top of this post). With your bulk lesson editor, you can easily adjust titles, descriptions, pricing and categorizations of all of your lessons in one convenient place.
More bells and whistles to come! And, if you have some you’d like to see us add (or changes you’d like to see made to some of the ones we already have), please let us know. Turns out that you folks (our authors) are much better at coming up with ideas for much-needed site enhancements; we’re pretty lucky to have all of you helping us out with suggestions and feedback. Thanks… and enjoy - go upload some stuff en masse to see how it all works!
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