Submittable allows you to configure a category to accept multi-file submissions - meaning that a submitter can include more than one file with a single submission.
Multi-file submissions are treated as a single submission by the system. This means that you cannot accept/decline/rate individual files - only the submission as a whole.
To set this up, do the following:
- Go to "Categories."
- Click "Create Category" or select "Edit" next to the category you'd like to edit.
- In the "Form Builder" tab, click the "Attached Files" field. You'll see a dropdown menu called "Number of files allowed." Choose the number of files that the submitter is allowed to include.
- Click "Save."
Submitters to this category will now be able to upload as many files as you specified in the dropdown (if you selected 8, they will be allowed to upload up to 8 files).
Once the submission is completed, the submissions and their associated files will be accessible from your submission list. When you access them, you can view and each file individually.Note: There are also some differences with the preview of multi-file submissions:
- For images, you will have a gallery view with thumbnails that can be enlarged within the browser.
- For audio files, you will have a simple "play button" on each file allowing you to preview each file individually.
- For video files you can download and view the video. Submittable also has a transcoding service that can be turned on for your account which will allow you to view your video files in-browser, without the need to download the video file to your computer to view. Contact email@example.com to learn about the transcoding service.