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Add Content - Digication E-Portfolio
Modules are what hold the content on your e-Portfolio pages. In order to add any content to your e-Portfolio, it must be done through a module. Each page can have several modules. Here are the different types of modules and how to add them to a page.
Quick links to sections in this article:
Adding a Module       Image/Video/Audio       Rich Text       Gallery - Powerpoint  Video - Modules

Adding a Module

Step 1:Log in to your Digication account (https://etown.digication.com) and open the portfolio you wish to edit. 

Open Portfolio
Step 2:You must be in Edit mode. Click the name of a section, and then select the page to which you want to add a module. 

Edit Mode, Select Section and Page
Step 3:Select the type of module you want to add, then click Add This Module. See Image/Video/Audio, Rich Text, and Gallery below for a description of these types of modules.

Add Module

If this Module dialog box is not visible, click Add A Module at the top of the page to display it. 

Add A Module
Step 4:
When you are finished adding and editing the module(s), click Publish This Page. If you do not publish, the content will not be visible to visitors. 

Publish This Page

Image/Video/Audio
You can add a large media file, such as an image, video, or audio file, to your portfolio using this module. 

Step 1:Add a module and choose Image/Video/Audio. Click Add This Module

Add Image/Video/Audio Module
Step 2:Click Replace This Media. Add a file from your computer or from the web

Replace This Media
From My Computer:Add a media file from your computer. Under the From My Computer tab, click Choose File

Add Media From Computer
Locate and select the image, video, or audio file you want to add. Click Open

Select and Open File
Click Done after the file has uploaded.Click Done
Media From Web:You can add a photo, video, or sound clip from the web. Click the Media From Web tab. Next to Embed Source, choose the site that contains the media you want to add.

Media From Web, Select Source
Note the image that helps you locate the embed code for that site. Go to the site, copy the embed code, and paste it in the Embed text box. Click DonePaste Embed Code
Rich Text
You can add text, media, documents, and hyperlinks with the rich text module.

Step 1:Add a module and choose Rich Text. Click Add This Module

Add Rich Text Module
Step 2:
Add text, media, documents, or hyperlinks to the rich text module. 

Note: When you are editing a rich text module, be sure to click Save frequently so you don't lose any work. 

Save Rich Text
Add Text:
To add text, you may type directly in the rich text module. 

Add Text
Add Media:
Click the Insert Media button on the module ribbon. 

Insert Media Button
You may add a file from your computer or from the web. You may also choose how to align the media in the module and the dimensions. Click Insert when the media is done uploading. 

Insert From Computer or Web
Add Document (as Hyperlink):At the top of the module ribbon, click the Insert File button ( paper with a plus sign). A document browser will then appear.
Add File Button
Click Choose File.
Choose File
You can now find and select the file you wish to add. when it is selected, click Open.
Select and Open File
The window will show when the upload is complete. when this is done, click Insert in the bottom left of the window.
Click Insert
The file will now show up as a hyperlink in the module.
File as Hyperlink

Note: If you would prefer the text that appears on your portfolio page to not be the actual file name of the file you wish to upload, type the words you want to display on the page first, highlight them, and then choose to add the file.  This will make the words you typed the direct hyperlink to download the file instead of the file name.

File Hyperlink  

Note: In order for the file to open, the program used to create the file must be on the computer used to view the portfolio.  Converting files to PDF when possible is recommended so that they can be more easily viewed.

Add Document (Show Pages):

Update: You can now view PDFs in Digication and no longer have to convert the file to JPEG images.  See: https://support.digication.com/entries/55682584-New-Feature-Visually-Display-PDF-Files-in-ePortfolios
You can display an actual document, and not the link, on your page by saving the document as a PDF and converting it to a JPG image. 

Open the document you wish to display. 

Open Document

Click the File tab and choose Save As

File, Save As

Next to Save as type, select PDF (*.pdf) from the dropdown list. 

Save as PDF

Click Save

Click Save

Go to http://zamzar.com/ to convert the PDF document to a JPG file. 

Under the Convert Files tab, click Choose Files... from Step 1. 

Zamzar, Choose Files...

Locate and select the PDF file. Click Open

Select PDF File, Open

The file will be listed under Files to convert. In Step 2, choose jpg from the dropdown list. 

Convert to JPG

Enter your e-mail address in Step 3. 

Enter E-mail Address

Click Convert in Step 4. 

Click Convert

You will receive an e-mail with the converted file. Click on the link in the e-mail, and you will be redirected to Zamzar.

Link in E-mail

Click Download Now next to the .zip file. You will only have to download the .zip file because it contains all of the .jpg images of the pages in your document. 

Click Download Load Next to zip File

Click the arrow next to Save and choose Save as in the prompt to open or save the file. 

Save File As

Choose the location for the file, then click Save

Choose Location and Save File

Go to your e-Portfolio and open the page to which you want to add the document. Add a rich text module. 

Add Rich Text Module to e-Portfolio Page

Note: For multi-page documents, you can also upload the file with the Gallery module. See Steps 5-11 of the Add a PowerPoint instructions to add the .jpg giles. 

Click the Add Media button

Click Add Media

Under the From My Computer tab, click Choose File.

Choose File From my Computer 

Locate the .zip file containing your document. Right click on it and choose Open

Right Click Zip File, Choose Open

Select an image to upload. Click Open

Select Image and Open

Note: Delete any dimension settings that appear, otherwise the document image may be too small to read. 

Delete Dimension Settings

Click Insert when the image is done uploading. 

Click Insert

Repeat the Add Media steps for all images of the document.  

Click View Text to preview how the document will appear on the page. 

Click View Text to Preview



Add Hyperlink:

You can add a hyperlink to a website to existing text in the rich text module. Highlight the text you wish to contain a link. Click the Insert/edit link button. 

Insert/Edit Link
Insert the Link URL. Set the Target to open in a new window or the same window. Enter a title. This is what will appear in a popup box when you hover over the link. Click Insert

Link URL, Target, and Title

Gallery
The gallery module allows you to insert several pictures or other media in an organized, gallery style section. You can also use the Gallery module to insert a PowerPoint presentation. 

Step 1:Add a module and choose Gallery. Click Add This Module

Add Gallery Module
Step 2:Click Add Media.

Add Media
Step 3:You may add files from your computer or from the web. 

Files from Computer or Web
Add multiple images from your computer by pressing [Ctrl] while clicking the images. 

Add Multiple Images
Step 4:
Click Done when the files are done uploading. 

Click Done
Step 5:
Select the thumbnail layout. 

Select Thumbnail Layour
Step 6:
Click Edit Caption if you wish to give the images captions. 

Edit Caption
Step 7:
Click View Gallery to see how the gallery module will look. 

View Gallery
Add a PowerPoint
You can add a PowerPoint presentation to your e-Portfolio using the Gallery module. 

Step 1:Open the PowerPoint presentation that you wish to include in your portfolio. 

Open PowerPoint Presentation
Step 2:
Click File and Save As

Click File, Save As
Step 3:
Next to Save as type, choose PNG (*.png) from the dropdown list. 

Save as PNG
Step 4:
Click Save. This creates a folder that contains each slide in .png format. 

Save File
Step 5:
Go back to your e-Portfolio. Navigate to the section and page that you wish to include the PowerPoint. Add a Gallery module. 

Add a Module to your e-Portfolio
Step 6:
Choose the From My Computer tab and click Choose Files

From My Computer, Choose Files
Step 7:
Find and open the folder containing your .png file slides. 

Open .png File Folder
Step 8:
Click on the first slide to select it. Press the [Shift] key and click on the last slide. All of the slides will be selected. Click Open

Select All Slides
Step 9:
Click Done after the slides have uploaded. 

Click Done
Step 10:
All of the slides will be included in the gallery. 

Slides in Gallery
Note: Select the Image Numbers Only thumbnail layout to improve functionality of the presentation on the web. 

Image Numbers Only
Step 11:Click View Gallery to preview how it will appear on your page. 

View Gallery

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