To log into OpenScholar, click on the Login button at the bottom of your OpenScholar site and enter your NetID and Password. Depending on the setting you chose when you created your site, your site could be Public, Private, or anyone can see it if they have the link (basically public but not indexed by Google).
When logging in to a Lab site onOpenScholar for the first time, your site will be set to Private. We do this so if you would like to build your site first before presenting it and making it public to the world, you can.
To change the Theme of your OpenScholar site, go into the Admin Bar > Appearance > Themes. Here you can choose from different themes. Some themes even have something called flavors. The design of the page stays the same but either a background color or a background image changes. When you choose a theme you like, click the Save button. You can not edit the HTML or CSS of any Themes.
The site layout is where you decide where content will be displayed for certain pages or all your pages. Widgets are used to display certain types of content. To access and edit your Layout, click on the Admin Bar > Appearance > Layout.
Here you can edit (by click on the gear icon), delete (clicking on the X), or move (drag and drop) widget to the sections you want them to appear in your site. You can also drag new widgets into sections like a sidebar to add different functions to your site (like a Twitter feed).
Under Admin Bar > Settings > Enable/ Disable Apps, you can make Apps Public, Private or Disable them. To disable an App means to remove it from the site. Even if you disable an App, the content you entered will be saved in there in case you want to make it Public again. When you turn on an App, this effects what content you can add to a course. If you want a media gallery, you can simply turn on that App, and then in your Front page (home page) under the Add New button, you'll see you can now add a media gallery. If you want to make a new page, either make Read more about Adding Apps and Customizing Them
To embed a YouTube video, a user needs to create a Media Widget to embed the video url into and then place it somewhere on the site. OpenScholar does allow embed code inside a page's basic HTML (for security reasons).
To create a Media Widget:
1. Go to Admin Bar > Appearance > Layout 2. Click the Add New Widget Tab 3. Choose Embed Media 4. Fill in Widget Description (for example front page YouTube video) 5. Under File or HTML click the Add button. 6.In the embed window, click on Web and copy and paste the YouTube video's url ( Read more about Embedding a YouTube Video