Summary

Creating a Post

All posts require a Post Type selection, Title, Summary, Feature Image, and a Primary Category.

To add a new post, after you log in, select “Author” in Control Bar at top of  page and then click or tap on “Add new post”.

Post Types

ANC (the Association for Neuroscience Communications that manages the Neuroscience Knowledge Network) has provided a number post types that you can choose from. These post types are pre-configured with headings and sub-headings that automatically create a post’s table of contents.

Title & Permalinks

The Post Title can be changed by re-entering text in the title field.

The Permalink is the url given to each post. The default url includes the post title. This url can be shortened or lengthened as you see fit. The Shortlink is an abbreviated version of the url which you can use for when want a shorter url e.g. for Tweets.

Featured Image

The easiest way to create a Feature Image is to have photo or graphic that is  approximately 800 pixels in width x 450 pixels in height (aspect ratio is 16 by 9).  You can also create these images from your files or the web with the “Snipping ...

Creating a Post

All posts require a Post Type selection, Title, Summary, Feature Image, and a Primary Category.

To add a new post, after you log in, select “Author” in Control Bar at top of  page and then click or tap on “Add new post”.

Post Types

ANC (the Association for Neuroscience Communications that manages the Neuroscience Knowledge Network) has provided a number post types that you can choose from. These post types are pre-configured with headings and sub-headings that automatically create a post’s table of contents.

Title & Permalinks

The Post Title can be changed by re-entering text in the title field.

The Permalink is the url given to each post. The default url includes the post title. This url can be shortened or lengthened as you see fit. The Shortlink is an abbreviated version of the url which you can use for when want a shorter url e.g. for Tweets.

Featured Image

The easiest way to create a Feature Image is to have photo or graphic that is  approximately 800 pixels in width x 450 pixels in height (aspect ratio is 16 by 9).  You can also create these images from your files or the web with the “Snipping Tool” built into Windows or the “Screenshot Plus” Widget in Mac OS.

While you are “editing” your post, you select “Set Featured Image”  and “Upload image” and next “Select Files“.  Find your image where you file your images in your computer. Select the image and then select “Open”.

If you have an image (photo or graphic) that is larger than 800 x 450 but not in a 16:9 aspect ratio, then you can use the steps below.

1- Select “Add Media” about the “Paragraph” Rich Text Editor (RTE) drop down and upload image as described above.

2- Just below the image thumbnail in the right column, select “Edit Image“.

3- Type in “16:9″ in “Aspect Ratio“.

4- While holding shift key down, put cursor over image and drag to crop the image the way you want it to appear.

5- Select the crop icon  then select the “Save” button.

6- On the right, enter 620    and then select “Scale

Use Photoshop or Powerpoint to create a graphic if you don’t have an appropriate image.

Summary

Excerpts will appear whenever a post is displayed in a slider and when a viewer clicks on a widget under the slider. We recommend having the first text in your post be your excerpt since posts do not always appear in sliders. Once completed your excerpt, copy and paste it into “Excerpt” field below the Author.

Primary Category

Select the appropriate category for your post from the list of primary categories. You can also add secondary categories and tags if they are not included in any of the categories. Hub curators will then decide what category or categories are most appropriate for your post. If  you think a new category should be added to this Hub, send your suggestion(s) to the Lead Curator (email address in footer of each web page).

Hints for adding content

1- If you are doing a lot of new content creation esp. copying and pasting, it is helpful to use two screens 10″ or wider … use one screen for collecting new content from web and viewing the post and the second screen for editing your post.  If you only have one screen, then it is helpful to have use multiple browser tabs… one tab for editing post, a second tab for viewing post, and additional tabs for content collection.

2- For creating new profiles, it is helpful to first search for the person or organization you are profiling … then duplicate the search results page 3 or 4 times… one tab can be used to view (and copy/paste from), another tab to do a filtered search for “images”, another tab to search for “videos” and other tabs to open up other key websites or webpages about the person or organization.

3- One of our main goals for Open Networks Knowledge Hubs is to focus on Creative Commons content. Go here to learn more about the Creative Commons Non Commercial licensing that our Hubs supporting . You can also access this information from the icon at the far left of each Hub page’s footer. If content is copyrighted, our recommendation is that you use one image and one or two paragraphs from the content identifying its owner with a link back to the original source of the content.

 

 

Editing post content

Editing Post Content has many similarities to editing a word document or writing an HTML email which use similar the Rich Text Editor (RTE) icons .

To automatically create a Table of Contents for your post, enter text on a separate line. Then highlight your text and select either “Heading 1” or “Heading 2” in the Paragraph drop down. Heading 2s are nested under Heading 1s.

To embed a link in your text, highlight the text and select the link icon .  If the link is on an external site, make that selection then click on Add Link button.

When you complete editing your post, select the blue Update button. Select View Post to see your edits as they will appear.

Add a photo or image

Select “Add Media”  and either “Upload image” from your hard drive or desktop or “insert the url” if the image has one. Select where you put it… left, center, right, or none.

Insert a PDF

Select “Add Media” then “Upload file (PDF) and “Insert into post”.

Insert a Video

Go to video and copy the “embed code” then return to the Hub post and switch the text editor from “Visual” to “Text” and paste the code into the text line where you want the video to appear in your post.

Start and stop videos in appropriate location

For YouTube videos:

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″

src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/CRnxoNoBD68?&amp;start=86&amp;end=123  frameborder=”0″.

<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/LnFqfWFN2aU?&amp;start=4920&amp;end=4920” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

For NIH Videocasts:

<iframe src=”http://videocast.nih.gov/embed.asp?file=19119&amp;w=640&amp;h=360

&amp;start=8365&amp;stop=10080width=”645″ height=”411″ frameborder=”0″>&gt;</iframe>

<iframe src=”http://videocast.nih.gov/embed.asp?file=18880&w=640&h=360&amp;start=8820&amp;stop=9720” width=”645″ height=”411″ frameborder=”0″>browser does not support iframe</iframe>

 

Insert a Google Doc Slide, Word Doc, or Spreadsheet

Select “File” in your Google  Doc’s menu then “Publish to the web”. Select “Publish” then copy the “Link” url.

Then select the Google icon in the Rich Text Editor (last icon in first row)… says “Google Drive Embedder” when hover over. Paste your Doc’s url into the first empty field “URL or File Name” and click in the “Shortcode preview” field, then “Insert” into the post where you want the Google Doc to appear.

 

Other options for your post

Add more authors to your post

As lead author, you can decide to have other authors of your post. Scroll down below the content field to ‘Authors’ and select one or more authors.

Moderate Comments

You can moderate comments to your post in the ‘Comments’ section below.

Display Options

Certain posts will look better if one or more of the ‘Display Options’ are hidden.

Publishing Options

You can change the status, visibility, and revisions of your post.

Secondary Categories & Tags

Your primary category as well as secondary categories and tags will assist Hub curators in placing your post in more categories/locations in a Hub. How many categories that your post will appear in and how your post is ranked in a category is determined by the Hub’s curators. Even if your post is placed in only one  category, having secondary categories and tags will  improve the search results of your post.

 

Aircasts

Authors can have as many onAircasts for their posts as they want. To have an onAircast, Authors:

Can add an onAircast to an existing post or create a post dedicated to a specific onAircast. Authors submit their onAircast request to a Hub’s curator so it can be setup and scheduled. Curators can provide an “Aircaster” to direct and edit your broadcast or you can provide your own.

Creating an onAircast post

Create a Feature Image and Closing screen from this template

Submit a onAircast Proposal

Being a Host for your Shows

Record a Presentation

Follow these instructions to create a YouTube video of your presentation and embed it into your posts.

How to record a presentation

Here is the video that I did on How to record a presentation (which you said was similar to How to participate in an onAircast)…
Also, here is script for above video.

Enhanced set-up

There are many ways to improve the quality of your Hangout video transmission through upgrading your webcam, microphone, lighting, and space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skip to toolbar