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Create a Collection

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A collection contains several modules that are grouped together in a specific order. Collections can be created to form textbooks, courses, journals, or any other combination of individual modules. When viewed online, each module will be displayed as a separate web page with links allowing you to move between pages sequentially or jump to a specific point using the table of contents. In PDF format, modules in a collection are combined to form a single document that can be read as a book. To see an example of a collection click here.

Here are the basic steps to create a collection. For more detailed instructions, please use the links that appear in the steps.

1. Step one. Get Started

Get an account and log in to your personal workspace.

  • Get an account -- It is simple and free. You will need to have a valid email address to confirm your account.
  • Log in here -- or you can click on the MyCNX tab and log in there.

2. Step two. Create Content

Create a collection in your workspace.

  1. Go to your workspace and create a new collection. Select Collection from the drop-down list next to the Create New Item button, then click the button.
  2. Read and agree to using the Creative Commons license.
  3. Give your collection a title and complete the metadata section.
  4. Click the Contents tab in your new collection and add section names to group modules by topic, if necessary.
  5. Click on the item title in the course outline under which you want to insert a module and use the Search feature to locate modules to add to your new collection. The item you select could be the title of your collection, a section, or a subsection. You may add several modules.

3. Step three. Publish

Publish your collection, sharing it with the world.

Complete the collection creation process with the following steps.

  1. Click the Preview tab to view your collection online and verify that it appears as you intended.
  2. Click the Publish tab, type a statement about an initial publication in the Description of Changes text box, and click the Publish button.

Congratulations! You have created a collection.

For more information, please see the New Author Guide or the Connexions Tutorial and Reference.



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