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Create a lens

Module by: Connexions. E-mail the author

Summary: This module explains how to create a lens.

Go to your MyCNX page and click on the Create a lens link underneath the "Access Lenses" header.

Figure 1: Access Lenses section of MyCNX
Access lenses

On the next page, choose a name for your lens and select the type of lens you want to create. If you want to create an Endorsement or Affiliation lens, you must be logged in to an organizational account.

The next page allows you to enter metadata about your lens and set initial properties, including privacy settings and tag type. If you are using an organizational account you may choose a logo and a banner color to be associated with your lens.

Figure 2: Uploading a logo
Upload a logo

Your logo and branding bar will show up near the top of the page whenever someone views content in the context of your lens. That means that if they first click on your lens to view your lens page, and then click on any of the content you have highlighted in your lens, your logo and branding bar will remind them that this content is associated with your lens.

Figure 3: An example of a branding bar
An example of a branding bar.

Most of these properties can be changed at any time. To do so, log in and go to your MyCNX page. Under "Access Lenses", find your lens and click the (edit) link beside it. From there you can click the green Edit lens properties tab to change your settings, or click the green Edit lens content tab to modify any content already in your lens.

Figure 4: Edit lens properties tab
Edit lens properties tab

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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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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'.

| A lens I own (?)

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