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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.

 
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Web Publishing News

Linkedin and Google +1 sharing

We've added two new widgets to the Page Tools element gallery categor; a Linkedin Share button, and a Google +1 button. You can use these on any page or template - if you're using the blog system and have configured your blog to use the "Share This" buttons, these two new options will be included automatically.

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Commonspot upgrade scheduled for March 27

The long-awaited upgrade to Commonspot 6 will be happening on Tuesday, March 27. In advance of this change, please review the Introduction to Commonspot 6 web site.

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Picasa Slideshow Element

A new element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category.  If you have public images in a Picasa album, you can use this element to display the album as a slideshow in a Commonspot page.

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A few Commonspot blog updates

The interface to the Commonspot Blog Manager has been updated, allowing for more space to display the text editor.  The editor's toolbar includes a few more options (indent/outdent/table), and the summary text field will display the character count when entering text.

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Twitter widget now supports hashtags

The Twitter widget can now be used to display content based on a search keyword or hashtag, along with Twitter profile content.

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Embedding a form created in Google Docs

A new element has been added that will allow you to embed a form created in Google Docs within a Commonspot page.  The element requires a form ID, which is provided by Google in the embed HTML code, and has optional height and width configuration settings.  Look for the "Google Docs Form" element in the Content Well element gallery category.

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SCU Experience Videos

The videos displayed in the SCU home page "SCU Experience" presentation are available to use individually within a Commonspot page. Use the form on this page to preview videos and copy the video URL.  Then add the Media Player element to a page, and set it to use the URL for the selected video.

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Linking to the SCU Phonebook

As an alternative to using 'mailto' links for individuals, you can direct readers to the directory page for anyone in the SCU Phonebook just by adding the person's name to the Phonebook URL:

example: phonebook.scu.edu/firstname+lastname

This will also work for department names, as in this example:

phonebook.scu.edu/media+services

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Video and Audio player updated

The Media Player element has been updated to support additional audio and video file formats, and now includes an option to display the player using HTML5 in systems without support for Flash.

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Email option

The "email this page" widget, found in the Page Tools element gallery category, has been updated to use the email function supported by ShareThis.  No change is needed if you're already using this element in your site's template or pages.

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Looking for help with your Web site?

Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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