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Adding & Editing Pages - Contemporary Catalog

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Overview
Pre-Built Pages
Custom Pages
Action Sidebar
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Overview

Contemporary Catalog contains two types of pages: pre-built and custom. 

Pre-Built Pages

Overview

Pre-built pages are pages that are pre-built by Coursedog, often to show specific sets of data, including information about courses and programs. These pages use predefined content that allows for an integrated Catalog <> Curriculum system to be easily and nearly immediately set up. 

 

Pre-Built Page Options

The Contemporary Catalog contains the following pre-built pages:

  1. Department’s List – This page shows a list of all academic departments within the institution. It allows for additional custom content to be added.

  2. Department Landing Page – This page provides access to a single department’s courses, faculty, and programs. Each department is given its own landing page. This page includes tabs that list all Courses, Faculty, and Programs associated with that department. In addition, it allows for a customized Department Overview to be added. 

  3. Course Page – This page displays all content associated with a course. This page is customizable through Settings -> Page Templates -> Course Template. All data, however, is pulled directly from the Coursedog Curriculum Management platform. Any updates made to a Course in Curriculum Management will automatically update in the Catalog. The same is true for programs and departments.

  4. Course Search Page –  This page displays all courses that are available to be taken in a given term. The data is pulled directly from the Coursedog Curriculum Management platform. Any updates made to a Course in Curriculum Management will automatically update in the Catalog. 

  5. Programs Page –  This page displays all content associated with a program. This page is customizable through Settings -> Page Templates -> Course Template. All data, however, is pulled directly from the Coursedog Curriculum Management platform. Any updates made to a Course in Curriculum Management will automatically update in the Catalog. The same is true for programs and departments

  6. Program Search Page –  This page displays all programs that are available to be taken in a given term. The data is pulled directly from the Coursedog Curriculum Management platform. Any updates made to a Course in Curriculum Management will automatically update in the Catalog. 

  7. Home Page –  This is the landing page of the Catalog. It allows for additional custom content to be added.

 

Department Landing Page

 

 

Course Page

This page displays all content associated with a course. This page has no customizable component. The data for this page is pulled directly from the Coursedog Curriculum platform, so if any change is made to a Course in Coursedog Curriculum, it will auto-update the Catalog. The same is true for programs and departments.

 

Custom Pages

Overview | Viewing Custom Pages | Adding Custom Pages | Editing Custom Pages 

Overview

Custom pages are a blank template that can be edited to display any type of the following content:

  1. Text

  2. Headers

  3. Images

  4. Tables

  5. Lists

  6. Links

 

Viewing Custom Pages

  • Navigate to Catalog > Pages to view all catalog pages that currently exist in the system.

  • This table contains five columns:

    1. Name – The name of the catalog page.

    2. Type – Custom or Pre-built.

    3. Published – This is a flag that indicates if the page is viewable in the public catalog (either through search results or navigation).

    4. Last Edited – The date the page was last edited.

    5. Actions – Gives you the option to clone the page to another catalog.

Adding Custom Pages

Follow the below steps to add a new custom page. 

Step 1: 

  • Click the “+ New Custom Page” button on the top.

  • This will open a modal with the following input: 

     

 

Step 2: 

  • For each new page, a custom and unique URL is automatically created.

  • You are able to modify this URL in the navigation view (see the Navigation section below).

 

Step 3: 

  • Once you click “save,” you will be taken to the Page Editor view (shown below).

  • This page is the same for editing new pages and existing pages. 

  • The only difference is that a new page by default is not published. This means the page cannot be added to the public catalog navigation, nor will it show up in search results within the public catalog.

  • This gives you an opportunity to build/edit/modify this page, and when you are ready to release it, you can click the “Publish” button. 


 

Editing Custom Pages

Overview

The Page Editor is a powerful web-editor tool that allows for a wide range of advanced content editing functionality. 

 

Page Name

  • The top of the page contains the page name which can be edited at any time.

  • The page name shows up in two places:

    • In the Pages table (shown above), under the Page Name column.

    • In the search results of the public catalog. 

 

Page Content Input

You can begin editing the content by typing into the WYSIWYG editor.

 

Formatting Options

You can use text and additional formatting options in our WYSIWYG editor to stylize your pages. 

 

Text Formatting

  • To format text, simply highlight the text in question, and a formatting menu will automatically appear.

  • This menu contains the following options:

  1. Bold

  2. Italicize

  3. Strikethrough

  4. Underline

  5. Code

  6. Paragraph

  7. Header Large

  8. Header Medium

  9. Header Small

  10. Unordered List

  11. Ordered List

  12. Quote

  13. Large Code Snippet

  14. Link

 

Additional Formatting

The below actions are all accessible at the top of the page editor.

  1. Add an image

  2. Add a table

  3. Add a horizontal line

  4. Undo

  5. Redo

  6. Upload File

  7. Embed Link

  8. Embed Course Link

  9. Embed Program Link

  10. Embed Catalog Page Link

 

 

ADD AN IMAGE

Adding an image opens up a modal that allows you to upload any image from your computer.

 

 

 

The image will then appear in the Page Editor once uploaded:

 

 

ADD A TABLE
  • By clicking the “Create a Table” button (highlighted in red below), a table will be automatically added into the Page Editor wherever your cursor is located.

  • You can fully adjust the content of every column and row.

  • Once you have added a table, several table-specific actions will appear:

  1. Remove Table

  2. Add Column Before

  3. Add Column After

  4. Remove Column

  5. Add Row Before

  6. Add Row After

  7. Remove Row

  8. Combine Cells

  9. Toggle Header Row


EMBED CATALOG PAGE LINK

This link references the underlying page ID, so the link persists through iterations of the catalog.

Action Sidebar

Overview | Publish | Request Changes | View Requests | Print Page | Delete Page | Activity Tab

Overview

To the left of the content editor is the “Action” sidebar, which provides a list of pre-built actions that can be made on the catalog page: 

 

Publish

  • Clicking “Publish” will publish the page to the public catalog (allowing it to show up in search results).

  • Once published, the upper right of the Page Editor will show a blue flag that says “Published”.

  • If you make changes to a page that has already been published, we will auto-save the draft of your changes and will not publish your draft until you click the “Publish” changes button.


 

Request Changes

  • The “Request Changes” button sends the user to the “New Request” page.

  • This page allows a user to submit a request for a change that must go through an approval workflow.

  • This button is most often used by users who are not granted direct edit access (therefore would not be able to edit the catalog page directly, and must use a workflow). 

 

View Requests

The “View Requests” button pops open a list of all requests for this specific catalog page.

 

The “Print Page” button allows you to print a PDF version of the page.

Delete Page

The “Delete Page” button deletes the catalog page. This is only recommended for custom pages; learn more here.  

 

Activity Tab

The “Activity” tab of the sidebar shows all activity that is associated with the page, including all changes that have been made and any comments on the page.

 

If you click on one of the Activity Items that include page changes, it opens a modal where you can view the changes that were made to the page: 

 

 

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