How do I get started?
It's a little daunting to know where to start when you're staring at a blank page.
You're all excited about getting invited into the system, you log in...and all of a sudden you think: what do I do now???
Fear not! We're here to help. :)
The main things to remember are:
Remember to hold onto the email with the login link & your password. This is the only place your password lives (and you can't change it), so keep it in a safe place!
Discuss the guide with the person who invited you to work on the guide with them:
- it's purpose/goals;
- types of content you want to include;
- how you're going to arrange the content;
- who's going to work on what area;
- if they have the Image Manager so you can upload/insert images into the guide;
- any style guides they may be using (colors, wording, placement of certain types of information, etc.);
- if they use a proxy server so you know to check the proxy prefix box for links;
- Check out the Box Types guide to see what's available.
This will help you figure out the best way to display content and maybe give you ideas on how you can make the guide interesting, informative, and interactive.
- Log into the guide and just check out the functionality:
- Add some test boxes to get used to how it all works;
- Delete those test boxes so you know how that works as well;
- Try rearranging the boxes;
- Try adding a test page: both a top level and a subpage;
- Try rearranging the top level pages;
- Try editing the titles of boxes and pages;
- Delete a test page just to see how the functionality works.
Check out other people's guides to get ideas!
- Other guides in the site you've been invited to work on;
- Search the Community Site to see guides at other libraries;
- Click on the name of a library to see their LibGuides site.
- Use the search box in the upper right to find other guides across all LibGuides systems that relate to the subject you're working on.
- Guides on the Best of LibGuides site.