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How do I manually set the publish date for an article?

April 22, 2022 12:43 PM
To manually set up a publish date, click on the three dots on the top right. Click on Tools. Scroll down and choose a new publish date and click on save.
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How do I import articles using a .csv file import?

October 12, 2020 05:41 PM
On the dashboard, go to the search bar. In the bottom left, under “create”, find the “articles CSV importer” and hit “new”. There is a CSV template you will need to download on this page. Fill in the CSV file and reupload there.
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Who do I contact about adding an event to calendar.byu.edu?

October 12, 2020 05:39 PM
Share Events with BYU Calendar:
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How do I upload calendar events using CSV files?

October 12, 2020 05:37 PM
Use a CSV file to add several events at a time. Use bulk edit and workstream tools to further edit the events once they have been uploaded to Brightspot.
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How do I pull in events from other sites?

October 12, 2020 05:36 PM
You will first need to allow access to your site. Go under “Sites and Settings”. On the “Main” tab scroll all the way down to the bottom under “Advanced”. Under the heading “Accessible Sites” you can add the specific sites you want to pull the events from. When you are on your events page within your site creating an events list, you can add the site you granted access and search through that site’s tags.
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What are event category types and how do I use them?

October 12, 2020 05:36 PM
Adding a second event category aids in the search for an item but is usually hidden from view. Use tags if you wish to add an additional category that will be visible to users.
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Can I create a calendar that only displays the current week?

October 12, 2020 05:30 PM
Yes, by selecting the Event Calendar Week page. This option only displays events for the current week for users to view.
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How do I use the calendar module to display events?

October 12, 2020 05:28 PM
Calendar API tutorial: https://sites.byu.edu/docs/user-group-meetings/june-2020/calendar. You must create events and then separately create an Event Calendar Month Page. After you have done that you can pull in the events you have already created to show up on the calendar.
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Can I create events without including an end time?

October 12, 2020 05:27 PM
You must assign an end time or it will not let you publish the event, but the end time can be hidden from view using the toggle options below.
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What video formats are supported by Brightspot?

October 12, 2020 05:25 PM
Brightspot allows the direct upload of videos from Brightcove, Youtube, or HTML5. When creating a video within Brightspot, you must select the video provider as one of those three options before providing the link or uploading the video file.
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How can I upload large videos to Brightspot?

October 12, 2020 05:24 PM
There is no defined file size limit on Brightspot, but large videos can take a long time to upload. One option to streamline the process is to download a program such as Handbrake (available for free) to compress your videos into smaller files. Set the compression to 1280*720 so that your videos are still saved with optimal website viewing quality. This smaller file size will make them more manageable for upload to Brightspot.
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What is the limit on file size when uploading videos to Brightspot?

October 12, 2020 05:23 PM
There is no limit on file size when uploading onto Brightspot. Larger file sizes take longer to upload, but videos can be compressed beforehand to ease the process.
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How do I embed videos in the lead of a page?

October 12, 2020 05:21 PM
Click the plus button located beneath the Lead. Select the Misc category of content or scroll to the bottom of the page to select Video. Then, upload the video of choice and it will be displayed in the Lead of your webpage.
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Can I use images with custom HTML from the Brightspot server?

October 12, 2020 05:20 PM
If you want the original image address in Brightspot to add to custom HTML, you can find the URL of the original by editing it. Open the uploaded image, select “Edit,” and “View Original.” Keep in mind this won't update if you upload a new version of the image. Alternatively, you could also add the image as an Attachment and then create a custom permalink that always points to the latest version by adding a URL.
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How do I upload a PNG to Brightspot without a background?

October 12, 2020 05:19 PM
Brightspot is currently set with a default gray background behind images in order to display captions and photo credits. This can be disabled with CSS. Images can also be uploaded without a background using a SVG format and embedding the image link using HTML. Please contact the migration team for assistance as needed
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How do I keep the alt text and captions from original images in a mass import?

October 12, 2020 05:17 PM
In a mass import, alt text and captions can be preserved if they are saved in the metadata of an image. Certain platforms include this data from uploaded pictures, so when migrating the content to your new site in Brightspot be sure to check!
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How do I create image links?

October 12, 2020 05:12 PM
Image links cannot be created in the same manner as their text counterparts. However, by adding an “Image Only” Content Promo users can create an internal or external linked image. Using the “Add Module” button in the Rich Text menu, users can also embed an “Image Only” Content Promo within a body of text. The “Add Module” button indicated in the image allows users to select their preferred module to add to the Rich Text. In this case, select “Promo” from the drop down and fill in the desired link and image. Under Promo Style, select an “Image Only” option from the Template dropdown so that your image link appears as desired.
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Can I create an photo gallery that rotates automatically?

October 12, 2020 05:10 PM
No, the photo galleries do not rotate automatically. The user must click through the carousel.
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