Explore and Create your own LibGuide!
- Go to http://cssis.libguides.com/ and click the “Admin Sign In” link in the upper right of the page. The username/password information you were provided to sign-in. Before creating a new guide, you may want to watch this short (4min) video on creating guides: http://help.libguides.com/content.php?pid=34814&sid=256703
- Click the “Create New Guide” link on the administration page, and you’ll get a pop-up window with options. Select the “Start fresh (no template)” option. For this assignment, please include your name in the “Guide Title” field, so the course facilitators can find your guide easily. Once you click the “Create New Guide” button at the bottom of the pop-up, you’ll be taken directly to your new LibGuide.
- On your LibGuide, you can start adding boxes of content by clicking the “Add New Box” link where you want the box to be located on the page. For example, clicking the “Add New Box” link in the center of the page lets you select a box to be located in the center column of the LibGuide. The first choice in the list of box types, “Rich Text/Dynamic Content/Scripts” is the most common and versatile box, and will allow you to include text, links, pictures and more.
- For most boxes, once you create the box itself, you still need to add content. For most boxes, they’ll be a link inside the box to “add text”, which launches a WYSIWYG text editor. Other box types will have a link to add specific content. For example, if you create an RSS Feed box, you’ll see a link to “Add RSS Feed”, or for an Embedded Video box, you’ll see a link to “Embed a Video Clip”.
- Add at least 4 boxes to your LibGuide, using at least 1 box type other than “Rich Text”. You may choose to create a legal research related guide, or you’re welcome to put together a guide on any topic of your choosing.
- Add a second page to your LibGuide, by clicking on “Add/Edit Pages” in the yellow “Command Bar” at the top of the screen. Select the option “Add New Page” from the drop-down menu. In the “Add New Page” pop-up window, enter a name, leave the URL field blank, and leave position as “Add as a top level”. Click “Create Page”. Now add at least 1 box of content to your second page.
- Right now, your guide is still hidden from view. When you’re finished and want to make it available, go back up the yellow “Command Bar” at the top of the page. Click “Status: Unpublished”, and select “Change Guide Status”. In the pop-up that appears, the only required item is the “Guide Status” drop-down box. Select either “Changed to Published” or “Changed to Private”. If you select the private option, make sure to include your guide URL in your weekly blog or assignment notes field for the facilitator to find.