Adding content boxes to a page:
The default layout for a LibGuides page consists of a narrow column on the left, a wide column in the center, and a narrow column with the librarian's profile box on the right. (considered 25/50/25 in the layout options)
The format can be changed to have one, two, or three columns with adjustable widths. Here's how to change from the default:
Once the box is actually created, you can click on Add/Reorder within the box to add content. Listed below are some different types of content that can be added to created boxes. Click on each heading/content type to be taken to a page with more information. Please note that there are more options than are presented here. What is included below are the most popular options.
|Rich Text/HTML||Rich Text/HTML is the most versatile box type, for any type of formatted text (including html), links,inserting images.|
|Link||Link boxes can include a short description and thumbnail or resource images.|
|Embedded Media and Widgets||An embedded media box/widget enables you to embed streaming video or audio or a widget inside your page. Videos can reside on any video sharing sites (YouTube, etc.). You need to enter the full embed code to embed it inside the content box.|
|Book from the catalog||Book from the catalog allows for direct linkage to a book in your library catalog and can include bibiliographic information including book cover images.|
|Document/file||Document/file allows you to upload a variety of document/file formats including PDF, Word, PPT, Excel, etc.|
|Guide List||Guide List allows you to create a list of guides on a specific topic, by a specific creator, or other critera.|
|Other Options||Including: RSS feeds, poll, Google search, LibAnswers widget, LibSurveys Item.|
Reusing content boxes:
When adding a new content box, instead of creating a new box you can reuse existing boxes in two different ways.
Reordering content boxes: