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How do I create a Gallery using Drupal?

The “Gallery” content type can be used to display a set of photos as a photo slideshow. Before creating your “Gallery,” crop all of the included photos to the same size (i.e. 400×300 pixels) and upload them to the appropriate “Files (hidden)” webpage.

Creating a New Gallery

  1. Make sure you are logged on.
  2. Navigate to the page you wish to add an Gallery to.
  3. Locate the “Edit Console” in the top left of the screen. Click the “Add” button.Edit Console
  4. The screen now lists all the content types. Choose “Gallery” from the list.
    1. The screen now shows the “Gallery” editing interface.
  5. In the “Title” text field, give your slideshow a title.
  6. You can use the “Body” area to write a description for your gallery if you wish.
  7. Add one or more images to the “What to show in the gallery” section using the “Add…” button and browsing the site tree to locate the photos you wish to use.
  8. Choose settings related to the appearance of your gallery.
  9. When you are finished, click the “Save” button.

How do I manage who can make changes to my area of the website?

Groups are used to control who has editing privileges to the various sections of the MIIS website. If you are the group manager, you can add or remove group members by visiting http://go.middlebury.edu/groups and logging in with your Exchange credentials. You can also turn over group manager privileges to someone else if needbe.

I have pages and pages of file uploads on my “Files (hidden)” page; is there a better way to organize these?

You can organize your file uploads in Drupal by creating subpages for your “Files (hidden)” page. Because these pages are subpages of a hidden page (the “Files” page), they will automatically be hidden from the navigation menu, too.

This is an example of a Files section that has been organized according to the types of file uploads:

How do I add a sidebar below the navigation menu in Drupal?

In order to create a navigation sidebar (the sidebar area located below the righthand navigation menu as shown above), you must first create a new subpage to house the sidebar content. To do this, follow the steps outlined below:

  1. Navigate to the page or top-level page of a section where you would like to add the navigation sidebar.
  2. Once you are on the correct page, click on the “Settings” tab in the Edit Console.
  3. Choose “Add sub-page” from the Edit Console
  4. Create a new page using the following settings.
    • Page name: Sidebar Content
    • URL name: sidebar
    • Appearance < Menu appearance < Location on screen: text for right column

  5. When you are finished, click “Create sub-page” at the bottom. You have now created an empty page that you can populate with content to display in your sidebar.

Note: Sidebars will cascade down through the subpages of an entire section.

How do I adjust my blog’s privacy settings?

  1. Go to your blog’s Dashboard.
  2. In the Tools menu, click “Privacy”.
  3. Review the available options and select the one that best suits your needs.
  4. When you are finished, click “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page.

How do I delete my MIIS blog?

  1. Login to sites.miis.edu and go to the Dashboard of the blog you want to delete.
  2. In the Tools menu, select “Delete Site”.
  3. Follow the instructions as prompted.

How do I insert a file using Drupal?

Note: you must first upload your file to the appropriate Files (hidden) area before you can insert it on a specific page. See this help article for additional instructions if you need to upload your file.

  1. Make sure you are logged on and in the editing interface for the content where you wish to insert the file.
  2. Click your text in the area you wish to add a file.
  3. Click the “Insert file upload” button. It’s the yellow folder icon, the 1st button in the 3rd row.Photo Upload Button
  4. When the “Insert file upload” console appears on your screen, use the links (starting with “Home”) and find the file on your Files page.
  5. Click the file you wish to insert.
    1. A new window appears.
  6. Use this screen to set the title and description you want associated with your file.
  7. When you’re done, click the “Insert” button.
    1. The window disappears, and the file now appears in the text area where you inserted the file.

  8. When you are finished editing the content, scroll down and click the “Save” button.
    1. The screen returns to “View” mode.

How do I create a GO link?

  1. Navigate to http://go.middlebury.edu/admin.
  2. Click “Create”.Create
  3. You will be asked to sign in using your Exchange credentials (the same username & password you use for your miis.edu email).
  4. Fill out the form that appears. Be sure to select the “miis.edu” radio button if you want the shortcut to begin with http://go.miis.edu/

How do I change my blog tagline?

To change the tagline of your blog (by default it is “You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers”), login to sites.miis.edu. Go to your dashboard and look under Settings < General < Tagline.

WordPress General Settings menu

How do I view my class schedule in BannerWeb?

To access your class schedule and information, navigate through the following pages in BannerWeb.

1. From the Main Menu, select Student Records & Registration.home_screen

2. Then choose Registration.records & registration

3. There are several options to view your schedule.

Concise Student Schedule: A concise listing of all courses, locations, professors, dates, etc.

Student Detail Schedule: A very detailed listing of all courses, locations, professors, dates, etc. (*Just a word of caution: This option is less printer-friendly, using several pages).

Week at a Glance – Schedule by Day & Time: Your schedule listed in a “time block” format, week by week.

If you choose Schedule by Day & Time, you must enter a date within the term of classes. For example, 08/27/2014 in this format. When you click Submit, it will bring up a weekly calendar layout for you to view by week. Use Next Week or Previous Week to view alternate weeks within the term.

Sites DOT MIISThe Middlebury Institute site network.