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Organizing Your Site: Adding, Editing, Deleting and Sorting Topics

topic

When a topic is created, the title of the topic will show in the left sidebar of the MediaKron project. Each item added to MediaKron will be associated with a topic.

manage project

How to Add a Topic

To create a Topic, select Manage Project.

organize

From the left sidebar menu, select Organize.

add topic

When the Organize screen is displayed, select Add a Topic to create a new topic.

name edit topic

Enter the name and description for the new topic in the space provided. The edit toolbar can be used for a variety of functions including style, copy and paste in the description box.

topic image

To associate an image with the new topic, [1] select Choose File. [2] Select an image from the hard drive and [3] click Open (This file must be less than 10 MB and must be a .png, .gif, .jpg, or .jpeg file).

When the Topic creation is complete, click SAVE.

new topic appears

The new topic will appear in the list of topics on the Organize page.

sort topics

How to Sort Topics

To change the order of topics or content, select the "crosshair grab tool" located to the left of the topic title. Drag
the topic to the desired placement on the Organization list.

save changes

*Please note that the crosshair grab tool icon must be activated, rather than the item name, in order to move it. Once an item is moved, the following message will appear:

Click SAVE at the bottom of the page once finished.

add subtopic

How to Add a Sub-topic

With the instructions above, create an additional topic. Select and hold the "crosshair grab tool" to position the topic below and slightly indented from a main topic.

save subtopic

Select the SAVE button after completing the addition of sub-topics or topic reorganization (MediaKron only allows one level of sub-topics below each topic).

edit topic

How to Edit a Topic

From the Organize space, under Operations, click on the "pencil icon" next to the topic to edit.

edit topic and save

This will open an editing space, where tools can be used to edit the topic title, description, or image associated with the topic. Click SAVE.

verify updated topic

The edited topic should appear on the Organize list, and a message should appear above the Organize list, verifying that the Topic has been updated.

delete topic

How to Delete a Topic

From the Organize space, locate the topic to delete. Under Operations, click the "trashcan icon."

verify want to delete

The system will ask for confirmation. Click DELETE to delete the topic, or click Cancel.

verify delete

Once the topic has been deleted, it will no longer appear in the Organize list.

Once deleted, media items associated with the topic will still
exist under the Content menu, but will no longer be
associated with a topic. They will need to be edited to
associate them with another topic.

If you have any questions, please email tmkpsupport@bc.edu

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The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc.

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