Category: <span>Resources</span>

Embedding a Dropbox Video

Greetings, faculty! I hope your course sites are coming along nicely.

During the seminar, someone requested instructions for how to embed a Dropbox video in an OpenLab WordPress page or post:

  • To get the video link, log in to your Dropbox account in a web browser, locate the video file, and click “copy link” (sometimes, I have to click “share” first).
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Help Hours for your WordPress Site!

Hi all,

We look forward to seeing you for our final session on Thursday.
As promised, here are times I will be available to help you with your OL WordPress sites, for June and July:

  • This current week, I will be available at the end of the OP WP session to stay a full hour until 3:30 PM–that’s this week Tuesday and Thursday, June 22 and 24–plus the CETLS/E-Learning faculty hour on Wednesday (tomorrow), from 12:30-2 PM, which is June 23;
  • Next week, I will be available on Wednesday), June 30, for the CETLS/E-Learning faculty hour from 12:30-2 PM;
  • After that, I will be available for the CETLS/E-Learning faculty hours on
    • Wednesdays, 12:30-2 PM, July 7, 14, 21, and 28;
    • Thursdays, 1-2:30 PM, July 8, 15, 22, and 29.
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How to Add Weekly Folders on the Side of a Site

As promised, here are instructions (originally from Tom) for the highly-requested sidebar menu widget to create weekly “folders,” like Celeste’s Eng 201 site:

  • Dashboard > appearance > menus > edit menu > create a new menu > name it “Sidebar Menu” > create menu
  • Widgets > navigation menu > right (or main, depending on theme) sidebar > select the “Sidebar Menu” that you created > type a title (e.g.,
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How to create a calendar in an OpenLab course site (with the Events Plugin)

1) dashboard > plugins > events manager > activate.

2) dashboard > events > settings > pages > event list/archives > [Display calendar in events page? choose yes] > save changes.

3) dashboard > pages > events > quick edit > [change title to “calendar”] (optional, but oh-so-awesome, idea from one of Gina’s sites).… Read more “How to create a calendar in an OpenLab course site (with the Events Plugin)”