As mentioned in the video on using the new content editor, when you add images, files etc. in to a resource such as a forum you will be able to choose to add content previously attached to any other resource within the same subsite. So, for instance, if you write a blog post that includes an image and you later want to use that image in a content cell on a page you will be able to do so without having to reupload that image.
All the images that are added to resources within a particular site or subsite are stored in the attachments folder in that site's resources area. From here you can rename attachments (useful for images with a non-descriptive filename), move or copy them to other sites and delete them if they are no longer being used in a resource).
Image courtesy of Andrew Malone via Flickr
It is also possible to upload files straight in to the attachments folder - either in an existing folder or in a new one. This is particularly useful if you have images you want students to use in a particular resources. For instance, if you have taken your students on a trip and want them to write a report about it then you could upload photos from the trip to a new folder within your attachments folder and they could just select them from the advanced tab when they insert an image into the blog or forum where they are writing their report.
The video below gives you an overview of how to use the attachments folder:
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