DROPBOX WORKFLOW
CASE STUDY FROM LIMERICK SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN

#tmCESI @topgold

1
SCENARIO: THIRD LEVEL CREATIVE STUDENTS

• BASIC SKILLS
• DEVELOPING PRACTICAL SKILLS
FOR EVENT PROMOTION

• ADVANCED SKIL...
STEP 1.
SHARE WORKING
DROPBOX.
DROPBOX SHARES ON
MULTIPLE DEVICES.

#tmCESI @topgold

3
“

TOP TIP:
DROPBOX FITS NICELY
INTO BYOD SPACE.

”

• NO SPECIAL HELP NEEDED FROM IT SUPPORT.
• OVERCOMES RESTRICTIONS WI...
STEP 2.
REVIEW CONTENT.
STUDENTS VIEWED PDF FILE
THROUGH SMALL SCREENS.

#tmCESI @topgold

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STEP 3.
FIND SHARED FOLDER.
WE WORKED WITH
“WADDS”.

#tmCESI @topgold

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STEP 4.
KNOW FOLDER HYGIENE.
SHARE FILES IN CORRECT
FOLDERS.

#tmCESI @topgold

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STEP 5.
PROCESS IMAGES.
1. SAMPLE AT 300 X 280.
2. CORRECT FOR SKIN
COLOUR.
3. SAVE FOR WEB.

#tmCESI @topgold

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“

#tmCESI @topgold

TOP TIP:
SCRIVENER ACCELERATES
EPUB PRODUCTION.

”
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STEP 6.
OPEN DROPBOX.
1. SCRIVENER OPENS
DROPBOX.
2. EDITOR SEES TOAST AS
CHANGES OCCUR.
3. WE BRING FILES INTO
SCRIVENER ...
STEP 7.
EDIT IN SCRIVENER.
1. EASY WHEN WORKING
WITH RTF SOURCE FILES.
2. KNOW IMAGE
DIMENSIONS.
3. DOWNSAMPLE IMAGES TO
E...
READING EPUB
1. USING FREDA ON
WINDOWS PHONE.
2. USED IBOOKS ON IOS.
3. GOOGLE BOOKS OR
ALDIKO ON ANDROID.

#tmCESI @topgo...
READING EPUB

WE DOWNLOADED VIA
DROPBOX AND READ
FROM BOOKSHELF.

#tmCESI @topgold

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READING EPUB
META DATA ON
AUTHORS COMES
THROUGH AS
CREDITS.
#tmCESI @topgold

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READING EPUB
CURRENT EPUB
READERS MARK
DOWN
FORMATTING.
#tmCESI @topgold

15
READING EPUB
STUDENTS WORK
FOR
ACKNOWLEDGEM
ENT IN CREDITS
SECTION.
#tmCESI @topgold

16
“

COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOWS
ACCELERATE CREATIVITY.

”
#tmCESI @topgold

17
SEE THE MAKING OF
THE BUSINESS OF BLOGGING
WATCH IT: BIT.LY/MAKINGEPUB
#tmCESI @topgold

18
BROWSE THE DROPBOX
CHECK OUT BIT.LY/DROPWADDS
#tmCESI @topgold

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#tmCESI @topgold

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We're using Dropbox and Scrivener together in classroom scrums that produce ePubs much faster than any workflow we've tried before.

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Topgold's Dropbox Workflow

  1. 1. DROPBOX WORKFLOW CASE STUDY FROM LIMERICK SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN #tmCESI @topgold 1
  2. 2. SCENARIO: THIRD LEVEL CREATIVE STUDENTS • BASIC SKILLS • DEVELOPING PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR EVENT PROMOTION • ADVANCED SKILLS • CREATIVITY • EDITING CONTENT • PRODUCTION • PROCESSING IMAGES • FINISHING • COMPILING EPUB WITHIN 110 MINUTES • COLLABORATION #tmCESI @topgold 2
  3. 3. STEP 1. SHARE WORKING DROPBOX. DROPBOX SHARES ON MULTIPLE DEVICES. #tmCESI @topgold 3
  4. 4. “ TOP TIP: DROPBOX FITS NICELY INTO BYOD SPACE. ” • NO SPECIAL HELP NEEDED FROM IT SUPPORT. • OVERCOMES RESTRICTIONS WITH CLOUD MAIL SERVICES. • #TOPTIP #tmCESI @topgold 4
  5. 5. STEP 2. REVIEW CONTENT. STUDENTS VIEWED PDF FILE THROUGH SMALL SCREENS. #tmCESI @topgold 5
  6. 6. STEP 3. FIND SHARED FOLDER. WE WORKED WITH “WADDS”. #tmCESI @topgold 6
  7. 7. STEP 4. KNOW FOLDER HYGIENE. SHARE FILES IN CORRECT FOLDERS. #tmCESI @topgold 7
  8. 8. STEP 5. PROCESS IMAGES. 1. SAMPLE AT 300 X 280. 2. CORRECT FOR SKIN COLOUR. 3. SAVE FOR WEB. #tmCESI @topgold 8
  9. 9. “ #tmCESI @topgold TOP TIP: SCRIVENER ACCELERATES EPUB PRODUCTION. ” 9
  10. 10. STEP 6. OPEN DROPBOX. 1. SCRIVENER OPENS DROPBOX. 2. EDITOR SEES TOAST AS CHANGES OCCUR. 3. WE BRING FILES INTO SCRIVENER PROJECTS. #tmCESI @topgold 10
  11. 11. STEP 7. EDIT IN SCRIVENER. 1. EASY WHEN WORKING WITH RTF SOURCE FILES. 2. KNOW IMAGE DIMENSIONS. 3. DOWNSAMPLE IMAGES TO ENSURE FASTER DOWNLOADING. #tmCESI @topgold 11
  12. 12. READING EPUB 1. USING FREDA ON WINDOWS PHONE. 2. USED IBOOKS ON IOS. 3. GOOGLE BOOKS OR ALDIKO ON ANDROID. #tmCESI @topgold 12
  13. 13. READING EPUB WE DOWNLOADED VIA DROPBOX AND READ FROM BOOKSHELF. #tmCESI @topgold 13
  14. 14. READING EPUB META DATA ON AUTHORS COMES THROUGH AS CREDITS. #tmCESI @topgold 14
  15. 15. READING EPUB CURRENT EPUB READERS MARK DOWN FORMATTING. #tmCESI @topgold 15
  16. 16. READING EPUB STUDENTS WORK FOR ACKNOWLEDGEM ENT IN CREDITS SECTION. #tmCESI @topgold 16
  17. 17. “ COLLABORATIVE WORKFLOWS ACCELERATE CREATIVITY. ” #tmCESI @topgold 17
  18. 18. SEE THE MAKING OF THE BUSINESS OF BLOGGING WATCH IT: BIT.LY/MAKINGEPUB #tmCESI @topgold 18
  19. 19. BROWSE THE DROPBOX CHECK OUT BIT.LY/DROPWADDS #tmCESI @topgold 19
  20. 20. #tmCESI @topgold 20
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