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Publish

Module by: Mark Husband, Connexions. E-mail the authors

Summary: How to publish a module or collection in Connexions.

To make any unpublished changes to an existing module or collection viewable by anyone on the Internet, you must publish the content in Connexions. To publish content, use the following steps:

  1. Click on the "Publish" tab. The "Publish Module" (or "Publish Collection") screen displays. This screen contains a list of reminders for you to check before you publish the content, as well as a reminder of the terms of the license agreement.
  2. Type a brief description of your new changes to the content in the "Description of Changes" text box.
  3. Click Publish. Your changes to the content are entered into the Connexions Content Repository as a new version of the existing content (version 1.1 if the content is being published for the first time). Once in the Content Repository, anyone with Internet access can view the new version module or collection.

Figure 1: The "Publish" tab on a module.
Figure 1 (/content/m19610/latest/module-publish.png)

A new module or collection would not necessarily have editing changes, so in the "Description of Changes" text box you might enter a comment like "Created a new module" or "Created a new collection".

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Once published, a module or collection may not be "unpublished" or removed from the Content Repository. Therefore, use the Preview feature to preview what the module or collection will look like once published; only publish when you are sure you have a draft that you don't mind making public.

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Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

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Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

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Definition of a lens

Lenses

A lens is a custom view of the content in the repository. You can think of it as a fancy kind of list that will let you see content through the eyes of organizations and people you trust.

What is in a lens?

Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

Any individual member, a community, or a respected organization.

What are tags? tag icon

Tags are descriptors added by lens makers to help label content, attaching a vocabulary that is meaningful in the context of the lens.

| External bookmarks