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).
As requested! To get started with how to get students into your course, visit the help doc below.
Focus on Sections 3, 4, and 5:
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.
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.,
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)”
Many types of media content can be embedded in WordPress pages and posts. This “embedding Content from Other Sites” help page from the CUNY Academic Commons team provides instructions for embedding a wide range of content/file types.