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QuickPlace An Atkinson Computing Services supported platform for website development The QuickPlace Demo http://quartz.atkinson.yorku.ca/QuickPlace/akadmsdemo/ This page and the next four, explain how to create and add content with Quickplace. View the entire demo to learn more about
An Atkinson Computing Services supported platform for website development
This page and the next four, explain how to create and add content with Quickplace. View the entire demo to learn more about
Requires no special software
Uses your browser (Internet Explorer supports more features than Netscape)
Makes it easy to publish to the web
Options shown at the top of Quickplace pages depend on access rights and who originally authored the page…
For example, you do not see these options on this Quickplace demo’s screens because you have reader, not author rights here.
When you sign-in to your course (see Accessing Quickplace in the sidebar to the left) and see these options, click ‘New’ to add content
The Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint choices are only available if you have the Microsoft office software installed on your computer and are using Internet Explorer.
It can be authored directly in Quickplace
The ‘Page’ choice prompts you to complete an on-line form to enter text and images directly.
Text is typed and formatted much as with any word processing software, although choices are more limited
Most formatting icons will be familiar (Hint: click this icon several times to toggle through all the alignment options.)
There is even a spell-checker.
… browse for the image or drag from the desktop
Widely availableImage editing software can be used to convert images to the .jpg or .gif formats allowed.
Then insert by browsing for the image
Would you like students to hear a special song or view a webcam movie?
Anything which is in a file can be attached to pages created in Quickplace. Students double-click on the file’s icon to download it.
Just need a link on the sidebar at the left to an existing website? Use the Link Page Option.
Most of today’s Office software will convert documents, presentations and spreadsheets to html so they are ready to publish or the web and import into Quickplace.
The integration with Microsoft Office is so seamless that these appear as separate choices when you click ‘New’ if you have Office on your system
…If you use the Microsoft Office choices, open Windows Explorer, browse for the file, drag it and drop it in the Quickplace form. Wait while Quickplace converts it to html and then click Publish.
No matter how content is added, at the end of the on-screen forms there is a place to click ‘Publish As’ to file and organize the content and make it available to students, …or to save it as a draft to work on another day.
For more on adding content and publishing in Quickplace, click ‘help’ at the top of Quickplace screens and at the bottom of Quickplace forms.