Web Articles
Web articles are a great way to keep UNIWeb members updated on the latest news concerning your UNIWeb instance or your institution at large. In addition to a dedicated News page, Web articles are featured prominently on your institution's UNIWeb Network page, the first page that members and visitors see when accessing UNIWeb.
Web articles are not categorized or restricted by academic unit. This means that as long as you have been assigned an administrator role that includes the Edit Web Articles permission, you can create and edit web articles that are accessible across your entire UNIWeb network, though in their general settings, you can restrict their visibility to members who are logged in, or to specific UNIWeb members that you choose.
Every web article has public profile page, which includes all of its content, divided into sections, and a private profile editor, where the web article’s general settings can be modified, and sections of content can be added, edited, or removed as needed.

On this page:

Creating an article

Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role that includes the following permissions:
    Edit web articles
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task, please contact your system administrator.
    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, click Add article.
    3.
    In the Add article dialog, enter the article's general settings into the data entry form. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
    4.
    Click Save.

Editing an article

Before you begin: the following procedures require an administrator role that includes the following permissions:
    Edit web articles
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task, please contact your system administrator.
Each article has general settings that govern the article's title, subtitle, publishing date, visibility, and category - these parameters can be set when the article is created and edited as needed.
The article's main body content is divided into sections, and each section can contain three (optional) main components:
    one heading for the new section
    one section of body text content (this can be as long as you’d like)
    one piece of embedded media - an image or video, for example - with a caption
Tip: because each section can only include one of each of the above components, you may need to create a new section in order to continue the body text after inserting an image, or multiple sections, each with one image, to create a list of consecutive photos, for example.

Change an article's general settings

    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, locate and click on the article that you would like to edit. This will take you to the public profile of that article.
    3.
    In the right panel, click Edit Profile. This will take you to the profile editor for that article.
    4.
    Click the Edit button to the right of the article title.
    5.
    Modify the article's general information in the data entry form as needed.
    6.
    Click Save.

Add a section

    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, locate and click on the article that you would like to edit. This will take you to the public profile of that article.
    3.
    In the right panel, click Edit Profile. This will take you to the profile editor for that article.
    4.
    In the left panel, click the Add article section button.
    5.
    Add some content for your new section in the section data entry form.
    6.
    Click Save.

Edit a section

    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, locate and click on the article that you would like to edit. This will take you to the public profile of that article.
    3.
    In the right panel, click Edit Profile. This will take you to the profile editor for that article.
    4.
    In the centre panel, navigate to the article section that you would like to modify. Click the Edit button to the right of the section heading. You can edit the article's general information, such as the date published, article visibility, or title and caption, by clicking the Edit button to the right of the article title.
    5.
    Add or edit section content in the data entry form for the corresponding article section as needed.
    6.
    Click Save.

Change an article's thumbnail image

Your article's thumbnail image will appear in the article preview - on the News page and in the Web Articles section of your UNIWeb Administration page.
    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, locate and click on the article that you would like to edit. This will take you to the public profile of that article.
    3.
    In the right panel, click Edit Profile. This will take you to the profile editor for that article.
    4.
    In the right panel, under Article thumbnail, click on the thumbnail image.
    5.
    Click Choose file and select and image to upload. You can click the Modify Crop button to adjust how the image will appear in the predefined square crop for the thumbnail.
    6.
    Click Save.

Delete a section

    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, locate and click on the article that you would like to edit. This will take you to the public profile of that article.
    3.
    In the right panel, click Edit Profile. This will take you to the profile editor for that article.
    4.
    In the centre panel, navigate to the article section that you would like to delete. Click the Edit button to the right of the section heading.
    5.
    In the section data entry form, click Delete.

Deleting an article

Before you begin: this procedure requires an administrator role that includes the following permissions:
    Edit web articles
If you have not been assigned a role with the permissions listed above, and believe that you should be able to perform this task, please contact your system administrator.
    1.
    From your UNIWeb Administration page, go to Web Articles.
    2.
    In the centre panel, locate and click on the article that you would like to delete. This will take you to the public profile of that article.
    3.
    In the right panel, click Edit Profile. This will take you to the profile editor for that article.
    4.
    In the right panel, click Delete Profile.
    5.
    In the Delete profile dialog, click Yes.

Web Article Information

Article general settings

Data field
Purpose
Title*
The title of your article.
Caption
A caption for your article.
Date
The publishing date of your article.
Visibility*
The scope to which you would like to make this article available to UNIWeb visitors:
    Public: the article will be visible to all UNIWeb visitors, whether or not they are members.
    Network: the article will be visible only to your institution's UNIWeb members, when they are logged in.
    Members: the article will be visible only to specific UNIWeb members that you choose.
Category*
The kind of article that you are writing. These selections are filtering options on the News page in UNIWeb, and they affect where your article is listed in other parts of your UNIWeb network:
    News articles are featured within the Newsfeed on your UNIWeb's Network page.
    Institutional articles are featured on the Network page, under More Options.
    Tutorial articles are listed on your UNIWeb's Help page
Cover Image
Upload an image to act as an overhead banner that will appear above your article's title.

Article section content options

Section Option
Purpose
Title
A header for your new article section.
Header size
Choose the hierarchical header size for your section title. UNIWeb supports 5 header sizes, ranging from 2-6, with 6 being the smallest, and 2 being the largest and most important. Size 1 is reserved for the main article title.
Text
The main text content of your new article section. This field supports rich text, and so you can format the content however you would like, including bold and italics, bulleted lists, indenting, and hyperlinks.
Inset image
Upload an image to display in your section. Note that each section can have one video or image, but not both.
Inset media URL
Paste a URL for an video that has been uploaded to Youtube, Vimeo, or other video hosting services. Note that each section can have one video or image, but not both.
Inset caption
Write a caption for your embedded video or image.
Layout
Choose where in the section you would like your video or image to appear:
    Media before text
    Media after text
    Media on the left (text will wrap around)
    Media on the right (text will wrap around)
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