Create a Collection
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.
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.
Create a collection in your workspace.
- 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.
- Read and agree to using the Creative Commons license.
- Give your collection a title and complete the metadata section.
- Click the Contents tab in your new collection and add section names to group modules by topic, if necessary.
- 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.
Publish your collection, sharing it with the world.
Complete the collection creation process with the following steps.
- Click the Preview tab to view your collection online and verify that it appears as you intended.
- 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.
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