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Adding Modules

Julia Wolin
posted this on January 13, 2012, 17:39

Modules provide areas for you to add images, movies, text and links to websites or files within your pages. More than one module can be added to a page to allow you to customize the display of your content.

Click on the button ‘Add A Module’ to add a module to your page. 

Take a minute to look at the variety of modules that are available and choose the one that will present your work the best.
Types of Modules

Some of the modules available include:

Rich Text
Gallery (for multiple images or videos)
Contact Form

Note: Other modules may be available for your school. 

Image/Audio/Video Module
The 'Image/Audio/Video' module allows you to display a single large piece of media, such as a movie or an image.
Rich Text Module 
The Rich Text module provides a rich text area that can contain formatted text and display links, files, and images in-line. 

Gallery Module 
The Gallery module gives you the flexibility of presenting multiple images on a page, using thumbnails or simple numbering across the page to link to large images. Each image has a rich text caption field as well. 

Contact Form Module 
For added security and to avoid unsolicited e-mails, the Contact Form module enables you to be contacted through your e-Portfolio by email without publishing your email address.
Add a Module
Click on the type of module you wish to add and then click on 'Add This Module' to add the module to the page.

Click on 'I'm Done' to start adding content (or select more modules to add).

Upon clicking ‘I'm Done’, the following options will become available. These options are
the same for any text or media module that is added. 

Here is a brief explanation of the options available:
- 'Add A Module' allows additional modules to be added to this page.
- 'Publish All' allows you to publish any saved media or text to your e-Portfolio. This is especially helpful when there is more than one module on a page.
You will see a series of tabs at the top of your new module:
- The tab 'View (Media or Text)' is a view of your saved, but not published,
module content (drafts).
- The tab 'Edit' is where you can add and edit module content.
- The tab 'Publish' is where you can publish a specific module to your e-Portfolio.
- The tab 'Delete' allows you to delete the module from the page.

'Drag to reorder' is a handle which allows you to reorder modules on a page. Put your pointer on top of the handle, click and hold, then drag your module into the position you wish.