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Adding Updates (Department Blogs)

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
This tutorial will inform you how to create stories for Program & Departmental “Update” sections.

Two things to note that are not mentioned in the video below:

  • When creating a new “Update” story, please select a department from the program dropdown. Please do not use the tag field to establish the program associated with the story, unless there are multiple programs associated with the story. In that case, please choose the “primary” department using the program dropdown, and list the other associated programs in the tags section. If the story is associated with more than one department, and there is not one department that is primarily associated with the story, you’ll still need to choose a program. In that case, you’ll need to arbitrarily associate the story with one of the departments, and then list the others as tags. Please note that stories will appear on the list of updates for programs whether they’ve been chosen under the ‘program’ dropdown, or listed as tags.

A screenshot of the sva.edu CMS showing an image upload field and an alt text field below 

  • SVA is now endeavoring to make all of its digital properties compliant with the the Americans with Disabilities Act, via the web standards outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In order to do so, all images not considered decorative must have alternative text associated with them, which will be readable to screen-reader technology for users with impaired vision. You can find comprehensive best-practices on how to compose alt-text on the WebAIM guide, here.

A screenshot of the sva.edu CMS showing the program dropdown by which users can associate a story with a program.

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Adding a Video Course Thumbnail

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
SVA Continuing Education courses can now feature videos on their details pages. Instructions on attaching a Youtube or Vimeo video to courses follow.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

1.

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To navigate to the course thumbnail form, sign into the CMS. Then, still signed in, find a course on the ‘front end’ of sva.edu. Click ‘Edit Content,’ in the admin menu at the top of the page.

2.

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Once on the course’s ‘Basics’ menu tab, click the ‘Thumbnail’ button. Alternately, you could find the course you’d like to attach a video to via the course search forms and then navigate to the course’s ‘Thumbnail’ tab.

3.

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Once on the course’s ‘Thumbnail’ menu, add a video by inputting a valid Vimeo or Youtube link under ‘Valid Vimeo/Youtube URL.’

Courses with attached videos will still require a thumbnail. That’s because on course results list pages, courses with attached videos will still display a static image.

Once you’ve added a video url and a thumbnail image (if the course didn’t already have one), hit ‘Save Thumbnail.’

Please also keep in mind that attaching a video to a course means future semesters offering the same course will continue to display the same video, unless a user edits or deletes the attached video.