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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?

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.

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

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This content is either by members of the organizations listed or about topics related to the organizations listed. Click each link to see a list of all content affiliated with the organization.
  • CNX Documentation display tagshide tags

    This module is included inLens: Connexions Documentation
    By: ConnexionsAs a part of collection: "Connexions Tutorial and Reference"

    Comments:

    "The canonical how-to guide to using Connexions."

    Click the "CNX Documentation" link to see all content affiliated with them.

    Click the tag icon tag icon to display tags associated with this content.

  • JVLA Affiliated display tagshide tags

    This module is included inLens: Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy Affiliated Material
    By: Jesuit Virtual Learning AcademyAs a part of collection: "Connexions Tutorial and Reference"

    Click the "JVLA Affiliated" link to see all content affiliated with them.

    Click the tag icon tag icon to display tags associated with this content.

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  • OER/LOR Connexions T display tagshide tags

    This module is included inLens: OER/LOR Connexions Training
    By: ConnexionsAs a part of collection: "Connexions Tutorial and Reference"

    Comments:

    "This collection has the basic training for authoring modules (chapters/sections) and collections (textbooks/courses etc)."

    Click the "OER/LOR Connexions T" link to see all content selected in this lens.

    Click the tag icon tag icon to display tags associated with this content.

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Editing Module Metadata

Module by: Connexions. E-mail the author

Summary: This module explains how to edit a module's metadata.

You already provided the basic metadata information about the module when you created it. If you need to change it before publishing, you can return to the "Metadata" tab to make updates. Upon returning, you might notice that there is a new, more advanced field:

  • Google Analytics Tracking Code: If you use Google Analytics, you can enter a code to track usage of the module.

Google Analytics

One powerful option for keeping track of how your content is used is through the use of Google Analytics. This service tracks how many people visit your content, where they are located, and how much time they spend on each page, to name just a few metrics.

If you already have a Google Analytics account, you can use your tracking number to keep up with how your content is being viewed. To add your tracking number to a module or collection, go to the metadata tab and find the Google Analytics field:

Figure 1: Google Analytics on the metadata tab.
Google Analytics on the metadata tab.

Copy the tracking code you want to use into the field and click “Save”. Note that for collections, the Google Analytics code is linked to your collection home page and will only update when the home page is visited. It will not update if someone visits a module within your collection. To keep track of this information, you will need to insert your tracking code into the metadata section for each individual module.

If you do not already have a Google Analytics account but would like to take advantage of this feature, you can sign up for an account at the Google Analytics site. For help on setting up your account, see the Google Analytics help page.

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My Favorites (?)

'My Favorites' is a special kind of lens which you can use to bookmark modules and collections. 'My Favorites' can only be seen by you, and collections saved in 'My Favorites' can remember the last module you were on. You need an account to use 'My Favorites'.

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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.

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