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Lisa Rapple and Joshua Gaul take you step by step through setting up a new Blogsite in Academic Commons at ESC.

Lisa Rapple and Joshua Gaul take you step by step through setting up a new Blogsite in Academic Commons at ESC.

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    Create a site in academic commons Create a site in academic commons Presentation Transcript

    • Creating a Site in Academic Commons – a Beginning Primer
      Your guides:
      Lisa Rapple, Curriculum Technology Specialist, C.D.L.
      Joshua Gaul, Instructional Technologist, O.I.T.
      Claire Miller, Curriculum Design Specialist, C.D.L.
    • Important Facts and Considerations
      • Define how the Commons is used up front.(J)
      • Official vs. personal use. (J)
      • Restricted use – (J)
      • Tutorials and support in the Commons (J)
      • Selecting a theme. Each theme is unique, however their features are static. They can not be changed. Theme considerations. (L)
      • Space is limited, so be judicious. Linking vs. storing. (L)
    • Initial creation of a Commons site (Joshua)
      • Log in to the Commons using your ESC user name and password
      • Click “Create a Site!” in side column.
      • Choose a site name (can be changed later) and a short URL name (can not be changed later)
    • Accessing the dashboard, this is where it all happens
    • Components of a site (in general)
      PAGES
      WIDGETS
      POSTS
    • Set general settings to include; update title and bi-line.
    • General Settings
      General
      Writing
      Reading
      Discussion
      Privacy
      Delete Blog
    • General
      General
      Writing
      Reading
      Discussion
      Privacy
      Delete Blog
    • How and why to change the theme (Lisa)
      Theme “ocean mist”: 2 column fixed width
    • How and why to change the theme (Lisa)
      Theme “almost spring”: 2 column fixed width
    • How and why to change the theme (Lisa)
      Theme “glossy blue”: 2 column fixed width
    • How and why to change the theme (Lisa)
      Theme “oceanWide”: 3 column, variable width
    • 7. Media - Load a picture. Place on sticky post. (Joshua)
    • Pages and Posts:
      Remember a “sticky” post. (?)
      *** Why create additional posts? (updates/announcements that chronologically appear below the sticky post). (?)
      Create a page. Information, resume, resources
      *** What is the difference between a page and a post?
      Create a comments page.