The Media Browser

NOTE: This article contains changes as per the February 2013 release.

The Media Browser is a handy tool for quickly searching, uploading, and inserting a media file from the Media Library. See The Media Library for more information.

To see a YouTube tutorial video, play Claro Media Browser and Library QuickView:


NOTE: You can only upload one file at a time using the Media Browser. To upload a number of files at the same time, use the Media Library.

The Media Browser opens when you click a media placeholder or click a media button from the Insert tab.

You can also open the Media Browser from the View tab in the Tools section.

Filtering and searching in the Media Browser:

  • Click a media type along the top to filter by the type of media desired.
  • In the Search tab, enter a term or terms in the search field. Use the Constrain filter checkboxes to search only in Uploaded, Emailed, or Screenshots categories.
  • Press the Enter or Return key on your keyboard or click the magnifying glass icon on the search field.
  • All media matching your terms appear below in the Search Results area. Click a thumbnail to see Details.

To insert media to your course page:

  1. Click the media thumbnail in the Search Results area.
  2. Click the Insert button.

NOTE: You can also drag and drop a media element from the Media Browser onto your page. If you have Smart Guides on, you can place the element precisely as you drop it. See Smart Guides for more information.

To upload media using the Media Browser:

  1. Click the Upload button.
  2. The File Upload window opens. Find the media you want to upload. You can Shift-click to select multiple files in a sequence or Control-click (Command-click for Mac) to select different files.
  3. Click Open to begin the upload.
  4. In the Uploads window, click Properties to give your media a description and tags. These will help you and others when searching for appropriate media within the library. Click Clear when you’re finished, or click the X in the upper-right corner of the Uploads window to close the window.
  5. Your media files are now in the library. Select a media file and click Insert to add it to your page.

NOTE:  We recommend adding a description and tags to your uploaded media as soon as possible using the Media Library. This is useful for searching and identifying media.

Media: images and more

  1. How do I add an image to a page? How do I add media such as a Flash movie, video, or audio?
  2. How do I add audio to a page?
  3. How do I add Rollover states (new image) to an image?
  4. How do I apply Advanced CSS Styles to media and buttons in Claro?
  5. How do I change a media asset on my page? How do I replace an image or other media on my page?
  6. How do I create a chart in Claro?
  7. How do I edit a chart?
  8. How do I copy a chart?
  9. How do I edit an image added to my page using Image Tools? How do I use the Image Editor?
  10. How do I email an attachment to Claro and import it to the Media Library? How do I send media from my mobile smartphone to Claro?
  11. How do I insert a speech bubble using the Speech Bubbles Browser?
  12. How do I insert a symbol shape using the Symbols Browser?
  13. How do I embed a video into my course?
  14. How do I insert an embedded web page (From URL) onto my course page?
  15. How do I insert clip art using the ClipArt Browser?
  16. How do I insert streaming media such as a video (Media Stream) onto my course page?
  17. How do I insert, edit, update, or delete media in the Media Library?
  18. How do I record activity on my screen or in a running application?
  19. How do I record and insert an audio video stream or a still snapshot from my Webcam onto my Claro page (Page Video or AV Publisher)?
  20. How do I replace media used in course pages with new media? How do I update media or an image?
  21. How do I reset the dimensions of an element (image, Flash, video) if I've distorted it?
  22. How do I upload media from my computer to the Media Library? How do I insert media from the Library into my page?
  23. How do I upload or import a compressed zip file to the Media Library?
  24. Media playback (play, pause, toggle, replay) element interactions on button action triggers
  25. People Browser or How do I insert a character or person image?
  26. Stock Image Asset Browsers: People, Bubbles, Symbols, and Clipart
  27. The Media Browser
  28. The Media Library
  29. Upload video and audio file types
  30. Video delivery in Claro: What is progressive download and streaming video?
  31. Video encoding, conversion, and editing tools (video converters and editors)
  32. Video size (width and height) when exporting in order to import into Claro
  33. What are the Audio Settings I can use in the audio context-specific tab to control or change an audio clip?
  34. What are the different types of charts I can make and when should I use each type?
  35. What are the Flash Settings I can use in the Flash context-specific tab to control or change a Flash movie (swf file)?
  36. What are the image borders and effects I can add using the Design tab? (Thin, Thick, Picture, Bevel, Shadow, Mirror, Rounded)
  37. What are the Image Tools I can use in the image context-specific tab to change or modify an image?
  38. What are the Playback options for audio and video control?
  39. What are the Video Settings I can use in the video context-specific tab to control or change a video?
  40. How do I resize an element on the stage?
  41. When is Flash used in Claro courses? What is the Audio Video Media Player?
  42. How do I create a poster image for video or Flash files?
  43. How do I add labels to an image?
  44. How do I edit / delete Image Labels?
  45. My MP4 video plays sound but the video is black (no picture) on my Android

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