Insert / upload image

Oct 08, 2012


How do I create an activity which students upload an image in a picture frame box?

The Image will be taken from PC. 


22 Replies
Patti Bryant


Others may know about some capability within Storyline where you can have learners upload images. However, I do not. In the meantime, if I wanted to provide the learner the ability to practice uploading images, the first way I could think of to do this is as follows:

  1. Create a slide with a hyperlink that says "Click here to upload an image." 
  2. The hyperlink would open a SharePoint or shared folder within the network (that everyone who is taking the course has writable access to). 
  3. The learner would need to upload an image with a particular naming convention like (Bryant_Patti_Image). 

I hope this helps and look forward to seeing suggestions from others. 

Keepin' the joy,

Patti Bryant

jessie jessie

Hi Rebecca, this is the situation Would like the kids to upload their picture in the box provided.

Hi Patti, thanks for the steps. 

What is the action chosen for the trigger hyperlink? Is it JUMP to URL/FILE?

What happens if the images are located in their own PCs? Is there any other instruction for that?

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

Hi Jessie and Patti,

Patti, tx for the clarification. I see now.

Regarding the images on their PCs, the hyperlink idea would be the same, except you'd point to the local hard drive.

I have a question, though. I just tested this by jumping to URL/File, but the photo isn't uploaded; instead, the photo opens in a separate browser window. So I, too, would like to know how you can get the photo into SL.

Ren Gomez

Hi Ali,

I appreciate your plus one and added insight for the ability of a learner to upload an image! While we acknowledge this feature has been requested for years now, the impact and benefit it would bring to the majority of users are key factors we take into account. You can read more about our process here.
We don’t have currently have plans for this feature in our roadmap, but we’ll remain active in our tracking of this request and be sure to update this discussion if anything changes!
Walt Hamilton

Read the post from Ren again. It doesn't say it is a popular request, only that it has been around a long time. You're right, it would be very difficult to implement, and I don't they are going to get their undies in a knot over maybe 25 requests. It takes several hundred, maybe thousands to make the cut of affecting enough users to be worth creating. Sorry, it would be cool, but I think you need an ipad to do something like that. Even then, I see users creating projects from scratch (like a PowerPoint, maybe even with a template), rather than fitting an upload into a completed project.