Multiple animations

I’ve searched the forums and i havnt found anything that usefull. We are working on a school project that now requires multiple animations in one maya file. Since we havnt really done this before im wondering how to. We want to export it to collada .dae.

Yesterday i did a short run cycle and an idle animation on a character. Using frame 1-24 for run and 26-60 for idle. I tried creating clip files based on these keys. But when i tried to export it the files says i only has one animation. I figured that its only using the timeline. I also tried exporting the clip files. That got me a much smaller filesize. We havnt tried to impliment these files yet tho.

Can anyone please help me figure out what i should do to get multiple animations for one character?