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Element Gallery

Element Gallery - Part  1

You can access the Element Gallery by clicking the plus icon anywhere on the page. Clicking the plus icon opens the element gallery where you can select an element to open the particular element editor.

  • The Rich Text Editor is simply a word processor. Think of it as a Microsoft Word document. Use this element to insert text boxes on the page and style the text. To learn everything about the rich text editor and it’s best uses view the Rich Text Editor Element tutorial.

  • The Directory Element lets you choose from all registered users and lists the selected users alphabetically by name. The listing includes phone number, extension, and position if allowed enough space on the page. Try moving it into a different column on the page if not all of the info is displayed. If the user has a published personal or classroom page, the user's name within the directory element will  link to that site. The envelope icon allow visitors to send an email message to anyone listed in a directory.

  • The Slideshow Element creates a slideshow of images from your image albums. These images have to be uploaded to the resources first in order to select from them. You choose the number and order of the images as well as one of the five different transitions.
  • The Picture Element  allows you to upload a single image directly from your hard drive. JPG, PNG, and GIF formats are supported. If you want to insert an image you already uploaded to your resource files use the rich text editor instead. Note: Because we convert all images to JPG on upload, animated GIFs and transparent GIFs/ PNGs are not supported in the Picture element. Use the Flash or Video element instead.

  • The RSS Feed Element allows you to add RSS news feed from the district site, a school site, or an external source such as the Department of Education.

  • The Insert Flash Element allows SWF and FLV files to be posted to the page. It features a customizable title, width and height. In addition to these video formats, you can also upload animated or transparent GIFs and PNGs. Note: that there are no options to resize or center the images so you may have to edit the size in a graphics editing program before uploading.
  • The Insert Video element allows you to post MP4, MOV, WMV, SWF, and FLV files to the page. The same customization options apply as for the Insert Flash element.

Element Gallery - Part 2

Below the Page Elements in the Element Gallery, are the Section Elements

When added to the page, the same content of these elements will display on any page within this section. To display different content in any of these elements a new section or Mini-Site has to be created.

  • The Calendar Element places a calendar on the page. You can title it and chose between  a day, week or month version. Each event entered in the calendar will display in ALL calendars within this section. In order to give a page it’s own calendar with it’s own events the page needs to be within a mini-site. Events from mini-sites can be included in the main calendar.
  • The News Element is a news feed that will display any amount of headlines/news.

    Customization options include the number of headlines to display on the page and whether to use the Short (headline only) or Long (headline, first 3 lines of text, and date published) style. The news element can be given optional styles which lets them stand out more from other elements. However, we advise everyone not to use the Alert Container: One. This style is used to display emergency news on the homepage such as lockdowns for example.
  • The Notes/Blog looks similar to the News element and is essentially a news post without an expiration date. Notes remain published until you delete them.

  • The Locker Element lets you upload files and makes them available for download. This is a great element to publish a course syllabus or documents that users frequently need to print out.