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  •  Comment Form

    Monday, Jun. 30, 2008
    Add a simple comment form to any Commonspot page. The element can be configured to allow comments to be submitted anonymously, or require an SCU Groupwise or self-generated ID and password before comments can be submitted.

    Add a simple comment form to any Commonspot page.  The element can be configured to allow comments to be submitted anonymously, or require an SCU Groupwise or self-generated ID and password before comments can be submitted. This new custom element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category.

  •  Podcast RSS Feed

    Thursday, May. 15, 2008
    You can use the RSS Display element to include a podcast RSS feed, and display an embedded audio player for each of the podcast items.
  •  Poll Widget

    Monday, May. 12, 2008
    Add a simple, multiple-choice Poll to a Commonspot page. Add a simple, multiple-choice Poll to a Commonspot page.
  •  Thumbnail images in homepage blog element

    Monday, Apr. 21, 2008
    The blog element has been updated to allow home page news & events posts to display two images; a thumbnail image, optimized for the 65px x 45px dimensions allowed in the homepage news & events element, and a full size image for the full display of the blog post.

    The blog element has been updated to allow home page news & events posts to display two images; a thumbnail image, optimized for the 65px x 45px dimensions allowed in the homepage news & events element, and a full size image for the full display of the blog post.  To include a thumbnail image, upload it to the Commonspot Image Gallery, following the instructions on the Blog authoring page.  The thumbnail image will be assigned the blog item ID as a keyword, followed by "tn".  For example, a blog post with the ID "12345" that includes a thumbnail image and a full size image would have two images uploaded, one with the keyword "12345" (full size) and one with the keyword "12345tn" for the thumbnail version.  The homepage element will display the thumbnail image if available, and will otherwise display the full size image resized to 65px x 45px.

    The image displayed below has a companion thumbnail-sized image that would be displayed in its place in the homepage news & events element.

    Southwest-Corner_46-tn
  •  FAQ option for Bulleted List element

    Thursday, Apr. 10, 2008
    The Bulleted List element now has an option to display the list in a "frequently asked questions" format. The Bulleted List element now has an option to display the list in a "frequently asked questions" format.  The list item titles are listed first, and each title links to the full item description below.  This can be useful not only for FAQ lists, but other lists with numerous items.  The Web Publishing Contact page includes an example of this list format.  The FAQ option is available for either the Directory List or Simple List rendering for this element.
  •  Commonspot blog element support for embedded media

    Wednesday, Apr. 2, 2008
    The blog element now supports the display of audio and video content. Add the URL of a media file in the enclosure field in the blog post form. Supported media file types are mp3, swf, flv, and mov.

    The blog element now supports the display of audio and video content.  Enter the URL for an audio (mp3) or video (quicktime,swf, or flash video) in the enclosure field, and an embedded media player will be included in the display of the full blog post.

    This is an example of an embedded audio file (a walking tour of the campus) that is hosted in iTunes U.

  •  Upcoming Events right column element updated

    Thursday, Mar. 13, 2008
    The right-column element used to display events has been updated to work with calendars created in the Event Manager system. Like the standard version of the Event summary/details element, this element requires one parameter - the ID number of a calendar configured in the Event Manager. The right-column element used to display events has been updated to work with calendars created in the Event Manager system.  Like the standard version of the Event summary/details element, this element requires one parameter - the ID number of a calendar configured in the Event Manager.

    There are a couple of additional parameters that can be used with this element, along with the calendar id (required) and format (set to "right" for right-column formatting), you can specify the number of items to list (by default it will list up to 10 events), the background color of the element heading, and the heading label text.  You would enter "items=[number]" to set a limit for the number of events to list, "color=[red,gold,beige,gray]" to set the heading color, and "label=[text]" to change the default "upcoming events" label.
  •  Commonspot replication

    Wednesday, Mar. 12, 2008
    Content added or updated in Commonspot since late Tuesday morning has not yet been copied to the www servers. We're working on resolving the problem with Commonspot replication, and expect to have replication back in sync today. Content added or updated in Commonspot since late Tuesday morning has not yet been copied to the www servers.  We're working on resolving the problem with Commonspot replication, and expect to have replication back in sync today.
    Update, Wednesday 10:15 am: Replication is back on its regular schedule, and the www servers are now up to date.
  •  YouTube video element

    Sunday, Mar. 2, 2008
    An element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category that lets you embed a YouTube video in a Commonspot page.

    An element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category that lets you embed a YouTube video in a Commonspot page.  The element requires either the id number of a video, or the full URL.  Optionally, you can specify the height and width of the video display.

  •  Bulletin Import Element Updated

    Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008
    The Bulletin Import element has been updated to handle bulletin content published in Commonspot, as well as earlier versions of the bulletins. The Bulletin Import element has been updated to handle bulletin content published in Commonspot.  The previous version of this element was designed to import content from Blueline-managed sites; the updated element can be used for either type of bulletin content.
 
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