Uploading multiple files

What is it?

By default, publishers can upload one file at a time and managers can upload multiple files via the use of a zip file created on a local computer. The publisher role can be extended to include the ability to also upload a zip file.

Where is it located?

If you have a manager role or the enhanced publisher role, you will find a link in the toolbar called Tools. Under this link you'll find a link to the Zip Archive option.

Location of the Zip Archive opton

How do you use it?

  1. Select the files on your local computer you would like to upload and create your Zip file.
  2. Return to the CMS and select the Tools | Zip Archive option from the main menu.
  3. On the upload screen select the parent location where the file will be uploaded and unpacked, and then drag 'n' drop the file or browse and locate it from your computer.
    Screen showing the upload zip file option
  4. Click Submit to complete the process.

How can publishers gain this ability?

This is not a default option for the publisher role, so a site manager will need to submit a ticket to the Web CMS Service at cmshelp@ucdavis.edu to request that a publisher be granted the enhanced publisher role with the zip upload option.