Searching For Your eCreator Course
Hover over Menu and click on Content Manager.
Use the Search box to search for the name of the course you created.
Click on the name of the course.
Click on the Details and Pages tab on the left-hand side.
Add a New Page
Scroll to the bottom of the Details and Pages page within the course you are editing/creating. Click on the Add Page button.
Add a Page Title into the Page Title box. NB The Page Title here can also be edited in the screen following it and the text that you enter in this box will only be displayed when a user clicks on the Menu button within the course. The Menu button in the course allows a user to switch between pages.
Choose the Template you would like to use (or the Blank Page) by clicking on its picture (not all of the templates are shown below). Doing so will also give you a description of the template and its features (at the top of the page). If you would like to see what the templates look like before selecting one, see the eCreator Templates page within the Knowledge Base.
Tick the Click here if you wish to disable user comments for this page at the bottom of the Templates if you do not want users to add comments. The comments feature allows users to add comments about the course, e.g. page content is out-of-date, however you will not be notified of any comments that have been added and you would need to check the Comments link within the course. If you change your mind about whether you want to enable/disable this feature, you can also do so on the following screen. You need to make this decision each time you add a page as it is not a global setting for the whole course.
When you have selected the Template you would like to use and chosen whether to allow comments, click on the Add Page button at the bottom of the page.
You will see that the Page Title and option regarding comments that you selected on the previous screen is detailed again - these can be amended from this screen if you need to. A preview of the page is also provided.
To edit the page title that the users will see, click on the Pencil icon next to the page title in the Preview window.
Highlight the page title text and replace it with your own. Click Save next to the text.
Click on the Pencil icon next to the page content text in the Preview window.
Highlight the page content text in the popup window and replace it with your own. Click Save above the text to save the text or see below for Adding Attachments to the Page (this also includes pictures).
Adding Attachments to the Page
If you would like to add a link to a PDF file, insert a picture, etc, you can do so while you are editing the page content text (screenshot above). Click on the Upload button.
Click on the Choose file button.
Browse for the file on your computer and click Open within the file browser window. Click OK to download the file to the course page.
Click back into the page content text window (so that you can see the cursor again) in the place where you want to insert the item and click on the file name link.
Your item will be inserted into the page. You can also use the alignment options at the top of the page to adjust the formatting, for example, to centre an image as shown below.
Click on Save at the top of the window to save your changes.
Underneath the preview window, you can choose to Animate Screen or leave it static by checking/unchecking the box. If you reuse the template several times, you may want to turn the animation off as users would have seen it already during the course.
Popups give you the flexibility to add further content to the page without overcrowding it. Users will be able to click onto the page to display the popup. To add one, click the Popups tab underneath the preview window.
Choose the Number of popups you would like to add using the drop-down box. If you wish, you can also choose to make the popup(s) fullscreen by ticking the Fullscreen Popups box or leave them as a smaller popup box on the page.
In the new window that appears, highlight the text in the Popup Title box and amend it. Do the same for the Popup Text box. NB the text you use for the Popup Title will be the text that will show on the page for the user to click on.
Click back into the page content window where you want to insert the link and then click on the Insert Popup Link link.
The popup title text will be inserted into the page.
NB If you would like the user to click on an image to access the popup instead, please refer to the Setting Images as Popup Links (eCreator) article.
Click on the Save button at the top or bottom of the screen to ensure that your changes are saved before previewing the page.
Previewing the Page
You will only be able to preview the page when the Preview button at the top or bottom of the screen is green. If the button is grey, click on the Save button first (see above). Click on the Preview button.
A preview of the page will be displayed as the user would see it when it's part of a course so you will be able to click on any links you've added and if the animation is on, you will also see how this works.
Close the popup when you have finished previewing it.
If you are happy with your page, click on the Back button at the top or bottom of the screen.
You will be returned to the Details and Pages tab for the course, where you will be able to click on the Add Page button again.
Within the page creation page, there is a Print preview section at the bottom of the screen. This allows you to see what the page will look like if a user chooses to print the page. You will see that the template doesn't carry through onto the printed pages however any images and/or popups that you have included will show.