UCOP Cascade Help
Upload a file/image
Applicable to: files and images | Skill level: easy
Goal: Upload a new file or image to your site.
Files like pdfs and jpegs must first be uploaded to Cascade before they can be used on your website.
- These file formats should go in the _files folder: pdfs, Word docs (.doc or .docx), PowerPoints (.ppt or .pptx), Excel spreadsheets (.xls or .xlsx).
- These file formats should go in the _images folder: .jpeg, .jpg, .tiff, .png, .gif
In the New menu, go to File.
Locate the section with the words "Drop file here to upload"
- drag a file from your local computer and drop it anywhere within the box with the dashed outline, or
- click anywhere in the box to navigate to the file on your computer that you will use to replace the existing one
When successfully uploaded, the text "Received file:" (followed by the file name and size) will appear below the Choose File button.
At the top of the screen, enter a system name. This can either be the same as the filename (which you can cut and paste into the System name field) or a new, more keyword-rich name. The system name must include the file extension. View additional conventions for system names.
Choose a Parent Folder. For most files, this will be "_files" or "_images."
Fill in any Metadata you want. (A Title is minimally recommended).
UC Santa Cruz also has a step-by-step tutorial for uploading a file to Cascade. Learn more.