Taking and uploading a photo

Teachers often set assignment activities that ask for a photo of pupils work to be uploaded. In this post, we'll run through the steps of taking and uploading a photo, both from your computer and from a smart phone or tablet.

Screen shot of a file-upload type activity


Taking a photo and uploading from a computer

  • Open the camera app on your computer
  • Hold the work in front of your computer's camera
  • Take a photo
How to use the computer's camera (Windows)
Hold the work infront of the computer's camera to take a photo


  • Open the camera app's photos folder
  • Note the location of the new photo file
Access the phot file on the computer's file system


  • From the activity Your answer pane click Choose file. The computer's file explorer window is displayed
  • Navigate to the camera app's photos folder
  • Select the photo file to upload
  • Click Open
Click Choose file and navigate to the file on the computer's file system


The photo will be uploaded for the teacher to review.

Taking a photo and uploading from a phone or tablet

Pupils can also take a photo with a phone or tablet, and upload. 

  • From the activity Your answer pane click Choose file. Phones or tablets typically then show options to take or select a photo.
  • To take a photo...
  • Select the camera option
  • Hold the work in front of the camera
  • Take a photo
Smart phone screen shots of selecting a file
  • To select an existing photo... 
  • Use the phone/tablet's file explorer to navigate to the photo
  • Select the photo to upload
Smartphone screenshots of uploading a photo file


More smartphone screen shots of how to upload a file


The photo will be uploaded for the teacher to review.


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