Due to limited server space, EdBlogs at Columbia has an upload quota of 100 MB. If your blog exceeds that quota, it will be difficult to add additional content without removing older content. However, there are a few simple strategies that can allow us to bypass this obstacle.
Adding Images by URL
If you’re embedding images that you find on the web, you might want to choose the “Insert from URL” feature, as that will embed the image without taking up space in your blog’s media folder. (See detailed instructions here)
Using an Image/Video Hosting Service
If you’re uploading original media, another way around this problem is to use a photo service like Flickr, and link to the pictures from there.
Simply create a flickr account, upload your image there, and paste the URL of the image. (No complicated HTML is required.)
I embedded the image below by pasting in the URL of the picture: “https://www.flickr.com/photos/jimmyarch1861/3891272300”
Similarly, I embedded the video below using the URL of the video: “https://www.flickr.com/photos/28978275@N06/3804351268/”
A list of similar services for uploading photo and video can be found here. Some of the more popular services that work this same way with your blog are Youtube, Vimeo, Photobucket, Slideshare, and Twitter.