How to upload your module

Thank you for your interest in developing a BEST EN teaching module on issues relating to sustainable tourism. Each lecture is available at the designated area of the INNOTOUR platform under the BEST EN Modules.

For the development of a BEST EN teaching module, we would like you to include the following:
  • Create a presentation of a 20-25 minutes video
  • If using power point slides, prezi or similar, please make these available on the BEST EN Modules
  • Links to cases, literature suggestions, and student assignments or etivities, if feasible.
  • Each lecture is subject to creative commons licensing.

This document describes the usage of blogs on innotour.com/best-en-area. It uses the blog called ''BEST EN Module'' as an example, as it contains all the elements used in the two blogs on BEST EN.

Contents

  1. Registration on INNOTOUR
  2. Reading content
  3. Uploading and managing your own content
  4. Comment on other peoples content
  5. RSS feeds

Registration

In order to add comments or to upload content to BEST EN blogs you will need to need to be registered as a user on www.innotour.com/register. Registration for INNOTOUR is straight forward. Just fill out the registration form with your email address, institution information, country of residence, user type (Academic, Student, Enterprise or Teacher) and a password. Your email address is used as your username on BEST EN. Then you are a member of BEST EN. With your email address and password you can use the facilities in BEST EN whenever you want.

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Picture A: Registration form

Reading content

All users can read the content of the blogs on BEST EN without logging in. There are four methods to find what you're looking for in a blog. These methods are contained in the left menu box as shown in the picture below.

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  1. Browse All: You can browse the titles of all the entries in a blog by clicking on the ''Browse All'' link in the left menu

  2. Latest additions: Here you can see the most recent blog entries and see if any new entries have been added since your last visit.


  3. Archives: The blog entries on BEST EN are archived by month. If you would like to see the entries for a specific month then click on the months name under ''Archive'' in the left menu.


  4. Search Box: You can search all entries using the search box at the bottom left of the front page. This will bring up a list of all entries containing the search words you entered.














Upload and manage your content

In order to add a blog entry you need to be logged in. You can log in to BEST EN at www.innotour.com/login. Use your email address and the password you specified during registration to log on. Then go to the blog you want to write in.

Click on the menu item ''Upload your ...'' in the left menu. This is called ''Upload your module'' on the BEST EN modules blog. You will be brought to a page where you can upload content, as shown in picture B below.

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Picture B: Uploading content view

Title: Fill out the title of your entry in the text box containing ''Enter title here''.
Main text: Add the main text in the second text box. You may notice that there are two tabs, one called Visual and one called HTML. We will be using the tab called Visual. It is used to enter text and format it as one would in a word processing program (e.g. Word). The tool bar offers basic word processing capabilities. You can access further capabilities by click on thekitchenSink icon. This will show the ''Kitchen Sink'' which has tools for pasting from word, underlining text, setting text type etc. (See picture C below).

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Picture C: The Kitchen Sink

How to use Adobe Connect to record a presentation

Teachers, who would like to use Adobe Connect (the video conferencing system used for the module ''Understanding the concept of STD'') should contact Janne Liburd in order to set up the recording.

How to upload/record a video to YouTube

To upload a video on YouTube use the BEST EN YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNoip5aorylknwRfO8azWzw Please contact Janne J. Liburd: liburd@hist.sdu.dk to receive login information.

Make sure you are logged in – you should see your name in the upper right corner. Now press “Upload”.

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YouTube allows you to either upload an already recorded video from your computer (1) or to record the video now with your webcam (2).

1 – Upload the video from your computer

To upload your video from your computer, click this link to select the file to upload.

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After your video has been uploaded to YouTube, you can edit the info about the video, such as title, description and category. As each lecture is subject to the Creative Commons license choose the appropriate “License and rights ownership” as shown in the red selection.

Copy the link which should be similar to the one shown in the blue selection.

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Under Advanced Settings you can among other things edit whether other users can comment and rate your video. It is important that “Enable Embedding” is leaved checked.

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To embed your video in your BEST EN Module, skip to the section “embed a video in a blog post” of this manual.

2 – Record the video with your webcam

To record the video with your webcam click

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If your webcam is properly connected you should see this screen. Select “Allow” to allow YouTube to use your webcam and microphone for just this recording.

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After pressing stop you have one of the possibilities.

  1. Preview the recorded video (preview)
  2. Record a new video (Re-record)
  3. Publish the video (Publish)

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After your click “Publish” your video is uploaded. When it is finished you will be redirected to this page:

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When the video is done processing, refresh the page as stated in the blue top bar.


Now you can edit the info about the video, such as title, description and category. As each lecture is subject to the Creative Commons license choose the appropriate “License and rights ownership” as shown in the red selection. Copy the link which should be similar to the one shown in the blue selection.

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To embed your video in your BEST EN Module, read the section embed a video in a blog post of this manual.

Adding a link to another webpage:

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You turn a sentence/word into a link to a webpage by highlighting the text and then pressing on the link button (circled in blue in the picture above)

This will open a popup box (shown below) where you can specify the address of the webpage, whether the link should open in the same page or a new page and the title of the link (this is the text that will be shown when the user hovers over the link with their mouse). When you are happy with the information, click on the Insert button to add the link to your blog entry.

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Picture D: Inserting a link


Adding an embedded video:

To add an embedded video simply copy the link from the uploaded video directly into your blog post and it will automatically be transformed into an embedded video in the published post.

Both links from ''youtu.be'' and ''youtube.com'' are supported as show in the green selection. Make sure that the link is plain text and not a hyperlink as the one in the red selection. If so mark it and click the “Unlink” button shown in the blue selection.

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This post will now transform into the following post. The two video links in plain text have been embedded into the blog post, while the hyperlink remains a hyperlink.



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Picture E: Inserting an embedded video


Adding media (images, videos, music, slides, etc.):

Click on the button imageButton to upload your media. A box will open to allow you to add media. There are three ways to add media. 1. from your computer, 2. from a URL (address of a webpage) and 3. from the media library. The newly opened box contains a tab for each of these ways to add media.


1. Adding media from your computer:

Click on the tab named ''From Computer''. Then either drag a file into the dashed selection or click on the button called ''Select Files''. Browse on your computer to find the media to be uploaded. Once you have chosen a file then you can set the title, description, alignment etc. Then click on the button called ''Insert into Post'' (marked in red in picture F below).

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Picture F: Adding media from your computer

2. Adding media from a webpage (URL):

Click on the tab named ''From URL''. Then enter the URL into the Image URL box. If a red cross appears next to the URL then it is not a valid URL. The green tick indicates that the URL is valid. Once you have specified a URL then you can set the title, caption, alignment etc. Then click on the button called ''Insert into Post'' to add it to your blog entry.

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Picture G: Adding media from a URL

3. Adding media from the media library:

Click on the tab named ''Media Library''. Then open the entry you want to add to your blog entry by clicking on the link called ''Show'' (marked in red in picture H below). This will open the box shown in picture I below. Here you can update information about the required file. etc. Then click on the button called ''Insert into Post'' to add it to your blog entry.

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Picture H: Showing a picture from the media library

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Picture I: Adding a picture from the media library


Keywords:

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We ask you to add keywords to your blog entries via the box marked ''Keywords'' on the right hand of the blog upload page.
Keywords are important for those who want to use the search box or the ''Popular keywords'' page to find blog entries that are relevant to them.
You can type your own keywords into the text-box and then click on the ''Add'' button.

Licensing:

You must decide the degree of protection of your uploaded material.

BEST EN uses creative commons licensing. There are 6 license types under creative commons. The descriptions of the license types below are taken from www.creativecommons.org.

1. Attribution: This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered, in terms of what others can do with your works licensed under Attribution.

2. Attribution Share Alike: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial reasons, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. This license is often compared to open source software licenses. All new works based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.

3. Attribution No Derivatives: This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

4. Attribution Non-Commercial: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don't have to license their derivative works on the same terms.

5. Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature.

6. Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives: This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, allowing redistribution. This license is often called the ''free advertising'' license because it allows others to download your works and share them with others as long as they mention you and link back to you, but they can't change them in any way or use them commercially.


Edit a blog entry:

To edit one of your existing blog entries click on the link called ''Edit'' in the Post box on the left hand side of the upload page.

This will open a list of all blog entries, as shown in picture J below. You can open a blog entry for editing by hovering over the title and then clicking on the link called ''Edit''.

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Picture J: Edit post list

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Picture K: Edit post page


Publish/Preview/save a draft:

You can see a preview version of your blog entry by clicking on the ''Preview'' button in the Publish box on the upload page.
You can also save a draft of your blog entry and come back later to finish it, using the ''Save Draft'' button.
When you are happy with your blog entry and ready to publish it click on the ''Publish'' button at the bottom of the Publish box->

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Comment on other peoples blog entries

To comment on a blog entry you must be logged in to http://www.innotour.com/best-en-area. If you are not logged in then go to www.innotour.com/login to log in.

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Once you are logged in you should write in the comment text box under the blog entry and press ''Submit Comment'' to submit your comment.

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RSS feeds

Get a message on your email when somebody is commenting on your blog entry.

To follow comments on a blog entry click on the link called RSS in the text under the blog entry, marked in red in the picture below.

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This will open the RSS feed page for the comments on the blog entry. Choose your RSS reader from the dropdown list and click ''Subscribe Now'' to add the feed to your RSS reader.

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To follow all blog entries use the link called ''Keep up to date'' in the left menu.

Then you will be shown an RSS subscription page (shown below). Choose your RSS client from the drop down menu and click on the ''Subscribe Now'' button to subscribe to the feed.

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