Create knol, upload it to a certain collection (Submit a knol to this collection) and, then, invite authors (will show this later).
This is a relatively new feature for Google Knol. The owner(s) of a knol will see if there are any pending collection submissions. If so, click on pending collection submission for a listing of pending submissions.
Once you are able to see the pending submissions, you can click on View/View reviewers if you aren’t expecting a knol on the subject. Then, you can click on Accept/Decline/or Request Review to add it to or deny from your knol collection.
This is a knol that is being reviewed. See “pending text suggestion” at top.
Click on pending suggestions to see what others have written.
When reviews are complete, move to the For Edit Knol.
To begin a new knol, fill out the Title, Subtitle and Summary Sections. Then, start typing in the box where it reads Start writing here. However, it is advisable to write an article in a Word document and then copy and paste it in a knol file. This way, you have your original copy in the event something goes wrong – Knol crashes, etc.
To edit an existing Knol, click on the yellow Edit this Knol button.
The Creative Commons Attribution license is the default setting. You can change this to All Rights Reserved, or to a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial license, which permits reuse of your knol, provided the reuse gives proper attribution and is not used for commercial purposes.
Moderated Collaborations is set by default. If someone suggests a change, you must approve the suggestion before it is applied. You can also disable collaborations entirely, or make pages open to anyone who wishes to change them.
Open Collaboration – anyone. Moderated Collaboration – changes must be approved. Closed Collaboration – only authors can modify the knol. Searching by Collaboration Mode and FAQs on Collaboration Modes coming up next.
As you work on your knol, you can click on Save to save drafts of your work. My advice is to Save Often so that you will have saved versions in the event of power failure, surges, and so on.
When you have finished, click Close.
If you want other authors’ opinions, click on Share and Invite in the right column.
Click Invite authors or reviewers.
You can invite up to 25 authors at one time.
If you have to publish a Knol before it is finished, type KNOL IN PROGRESS – NOT READY FOR REVIEW in the first line of text. This will let people know the information is not complete.
By default a knol starts out unpublished. You can decide to publish your knol at any time by clicking on the Publish button in the author controls on the right side of the knol.
Click on Publish when you are ready to publish. If your knol is published and you make changes, every time you click on Save, your saved Knol will be published, replacing the previous version. Publish your knol only when you are ready to share it with the public.
Using Google Knol
Using Google Knol<br />
Benefits of using Knol<br />Easy to use collaboration tool<br />Reviewer features<br />Content is developed online and can be readily transferred to Wiki<br />Copy and paste text<br />Create link to images in Flickr account<br />Content is easily accessible from anywhere.<br />
Difficulties with using Knol<br />Adoption can be a challenge<br />Apprehension about new technology<br />Understanding interface<br />Time-constraints<br />Training is required for those less tech-savvy<br />Organizational obstacles<br />Cannot produce sub-categories<br />