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Create a site in academic commons


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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.

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Create a site in academic commons

  1. 1. Creating a Site in Academic Commons – a Beginning Primer<br />Your guides:<br />Lisa Rapple, Curriculum Technology Specialist, C.D.L.<br />Joshua Gaul, Instructional Technologist, O.I.T.<br />Claire Miller, Curriculum Design Specialist, C.D.L.<br />
  2. 2. Important Facts and Considerations<br /><ul><li>Define how the Commons is used up front.(J)
  3. 3. Official vs. personal use. (J)
  4. 4. Restricted use – (J)
  5. 5. Tutorials and support in the Commons (J)
  6. 6. Selecting a theme. Each theme is unique, however their features are static. They can not be changed. Theme considerations. (L)
  7. 7. Space is limited, so be judicious. Linking vs. storing. (L)</li></li></ul><li>Initial creation of a Commons site (Joshua)<br /><ul><li> Log in to the Commons using your ESC user name and password
  8. 8. Click “Create a Site!” in side column.
  9. 9. Choose a site name (can be changed later) and a short URL name (can not be changed later)</li></li></ul><li>Accessing the dashboard, this is where it all happens<br />
  10. 10. Components of a site (in general)<br /> PAGES<br />WIDGETS<br />POSTS<br />
  11. 11. Set general settings to include; update title and bi-line.<br />
  12. 12. General Settings<br />General<br />Writing<br />Reading<br />Discussion<br />Privacy<br />Delete Blog <br />
  13. 13. General <br />General<br />Writing<br />Reading<br />Discussion<br />Privacy<br />Delete Blog <br />
  14. 14. How and why to change the theme (Lisa)<br />Theme “ocean mist”: 2 column fixed width<br />
  15. 15. How and why to change the theme (Lisa)<br />Theme “almost spring”: 2 column fixed width<br />
  16. 16. How and why to change the theme (Lisa)<br />Theme “glossy blue”: 2 column fixed width<br />
  17. 17. How and why to change the theme (Lisa)<br />Theme “oceanWide”: 3 column, variable width<br />
  18. 18. 7. Media - Load a picture. Place on sticky post. (Joshua)<br />
  19. 19. Pages and Posts:<br />Remember a “sticky” post. (?)<br />*** Why create additional posts? (updates/announcements that chronologically appear below the sticky post). (?)<br />Create a page. Information, resume, resources<br />*** What is the difference between a page and a post?<br />Create a comments page.<br />