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My Favorites

You can now bookmark favorite content by adding it to your "My Favorites" lens. My Favorites is similar to other lenses in that you can add modules and collections to a list of preferred content along with descriptive tags and comments; however, instead allowing you to publicly endorse or affiliate your organization with this content, My Favorites helps you keep a private list of your favorite materials for future reference. Also, once you've saved a collection to My Favorites, you can also take advantage of the "Start from where I last left off" feature to save your place and pick up later where you stopped reading.

Step 1: Create an account and log in

Step 2: Add content to My Favorites

Once logged in, you can begin adding content to My Favorites. To do so, first navigate to the module or collection you'd like to add and locate the Content Actions bar above the module or collection title. Hover over Add to favorites (circled in red below in Figure 1) to expand the list of options.

If you have browsed to a module in the context of a collection, you will have the option of adding either the module, the collection, or both to your My Favorites list. In this case, the Content Actions bar will have "My Favorites" links for both the module and the collection . Click on the desired My Favorites link to add that content to your My Favorites lens.

Content Actions bar.

Figure 1: Content Actions bar with "Add to My Favorites" link (circled in red).

Clicking the My Favorites link will bring up a pop-up window as shown in Figure 2. From this window you can provide an optional set of one-word descriptive tags and any comments you wish to add to your bookmark for future reference. Once finished, click the Add to My Favorites button.

Popup dialog.

Figure 2: Popup window for adding a module to My Favorites.

Once you've successfully added a module or collection to My Favorites, you'll see the My Favorites in the "Lenses" box on the left-hand side of the screen whenever you view that content online (see My Favorites lens circled in red in Figure 3). No one else can see this link or access your My Favorites.

Lenses box.

Figure 3: My Favorites lens listed in the "Lenses" box.

Step 3: Access My Favorites

You can access My Favorites anytime by clicking on the MyCNX tab at the top of your browser after you log in. Under the "Access your Lenses" heading, click on the My Favorites link (circled in red in Figure 4 below). You can also access My Favorites from a module or collection you have bookmarked by using the "My Favorites" link in the "Lenses" box as shown in Figure 3 above.

MyCNX dashboard.

Figure 4: The "Access your Lenses" heading under the "MyCNX" tab.

Clicking on the "My Favorites" link will display a list of all the modules and collections you have added to My Favorites, as shown in Figure 5 below. You can use this interface to manage your bookmarks by adding or changing tags and descriptions or by removing unwanted content.

My Favorites content menu.

Figure 5: The My Favorites content menu.

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