HIST 302A students will create items in the course Omeka.net project site, using one item for each Confederate monument. Your professor's assignment instructions will specify the number of monuments (items) each student needs to add, and the required metadata elements to include for describing each monument item. Each item should have an accompanying image file uploaded.
When selecting digital images to include in your Omeka mapping project– whether photos, illustrations, graphics, maps, image copies of documents, etc. – there are several image properties you want to take into consideration.
The above example is a photo item record from Wikimedia Commons, for a Creative Commons-licensed photo of Yosemite National Park. Underneath the image preview box, we can choose to preview and/or download that photo in multiple image file dimensions. For an Omeka project, I would probably select the 884 x 760 option or the 552 x 480 option. The 1,178 x 1,024 and the original file size of 2,000 x 1,738 will be larger file sizes, and they will consume more of your free storage space. If you were using this photo in a print panel for a physical exhibit, you would want to choose the largest file size with the highest resolution since that will look best on print materials.
Learning Activity: Visit that Wikimedia Commons item record and click on each set of image file dimensions to gain a better understanding of how each of those those photos look in your web browser.
While Omeka.net allows you to upload an actual video file, that method eats up a big amount of storage space. An alternative is to embed video from video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo.
This video from YouTube Help walks you through how to embed videos or playlists on to a website or blog.