Here are instructions on how you can create a Google form, embed it on your site, or share it with others.
- First, make sure that you are creating a Google form through your Wesleyan account–all information in your Wesleyan Google account is inaccessible by Google.
- From your ePortfolio, you can access “Docs”. This should take you to Google Docs (may also be named Google Drive, they are the same thing).
- On the upper-left, there should be an orange button named “Create”. Select this button and in the dropdown that appears, select “Form”.
- Once you select form, Google will take you to a new window. The first thing that appears are options to choose a title or a theme for your form. Enter a title for your form and select a theme. You may also change both of these later on. Hit “OK” once you’ve made your changes/selection.
- There are now various things you can do to set up your form.
- First, the Form Settings section at the top of the page gives you the option to:
- Require Wesleyan University login to view this form
- Automatically collect respondent’s Wesleyan University username
- Show progress bar at the bottom of form pages
Check the boxes of the options you want.
- Now you can customize your form. See below for the various customization options for your form.
- Where it says “Untitled form”, you should name this form–this name here is what will appear at the top of your form when you share or embed this form.
- You can give this form a “Form Description” to explain or give more information to this form.
- You may now add questions or other sections. There are variety of question types or items that you can add to your form.
- “Text” is an item in which you can ask a question and expect a shorter response.
- “Paragraph text” allows the respondent to have a more lengthy response.
- “Multiple choice” allows you to set up different answer selections and to select with a circular button.
- “Checkboxes” are the same as Multiple choice, aside from the fact that it appears not as a circle but a check mark.
- “Choose from a list” also allows you to set up various answer selections but the respondent would select one answer from a drop down list of options.
- “Scale” allows you to set up a scale response, in which you would set up the range (by default, it is from 1 to 5), and you can define the range (e.g., 1 as “angry” and 5 as “happy”) and respondents will select within that range.
- “Grid” allows you to define variables in a table format with various answer possibilities.
- “Date” and “Time” allow you to ask respondents regarding date and time.
- “Section header” allows you to define new sections of your form/questionnaire.
- “Page break” will cut your form into different pages, making the respondent click “next” to move onto the next page.
- “Image” allows you to upload an image while “Video” allows you to insert a video.
- You can also mark each question as required by clicking the box “Required question”.
- You may also now define what appears on the confirmation page after the respondent submits the form.
- You can change “Your response has been recorded” to whatever message you want to appear or select these other options.
- “Send form” will allow you to share this form via a link, social media, or invite users through email. You can also select “Embed” to find the code you will need to paste into your website’s page in HTML to have it appear on your site. This “Send form” button appears both at the end of the Google form page as well as on the top right corner at all times.
- You will now want to also make sure that at the top of the page, the setting is to “Accepting responses”. You can also “View responses”, which should take you to a separate Google spreadsheet with all the responses collected.
The following is some documentation on how you can create a new exhibition in the CEAS website.
- First, log into Cascade and navigate to your website.
- Once you arrive at the CEAS dashboard, navigate to the exhibitions folder on the left hand navigation tree, then the all folder.
- Once you navigate to all, select the assets folder before you create your new exhibition page. You need to first create a folder to hold the images you’re going to use.
- Once you’ve selected assets, go to the blue navigation bar on top, select New, then select Folder.
- Name that folder the name of your exhibition. For example, “faces”, “late_christmas_gift”, or “not_of_this_world”. Use underscores between words for consistency and clarity.
- Once you’ve created that new folder, select that new folder with whatever you named it from the left hand navigation tree.
- In that new folder, upload the images or other assets you need for this new exhibition page. Be sure to upload one main image to be displayed on the page, as well as one thumbnail image (which needs to be 60 x 60 px) for the exhibition index page.
- You are now ready to create the exhibition page itself. First, make sure that the all folder, not the new folder you created nor the assets folder, is selected in the left hand list of navigation. Then, in the blue nav toolbar up top, select “New”, then select Exhibition Item.
- In the page that appears after you select Exhibition Item, give your page a System Name. This is what appears as the page’s url (i.e., http://www.wesleyan.edu/ceas/exhibitions/all/systemname.html). The System Name should be the same as what you named your just created assets folder. For example, “faces”, “late_christmas_gift”, or “not_of_this_world”.
- Then, in the Inline Metadata section, in the dropdown, select if your exhibition is “Current”, “Past”, or “Upcoming”.
- In the Exhibition section, you can now give your exhibition the full title, start and end date and time, as well as link the Thumbnail Photo you uploaded into that newly created assets folder earlier (remember, the thumbnail needs to be 60px x 60px). Each field with a yellow asterisk is required for this page to be completed.
- In the two sections called Additional Info and Content, you can add more information, as well as place in a larger exhibition photo, in those text areas.
- When you finish all of the above, ensure that you go into the Metadata tab and input Display Name for this page and a Title.
- You’re now ready to go to the bottom of the page and hit Submit!
For the Center for Humanities and Masters/GLS websites, you have the ability to change the video that is embedded into your top header on your index page. Here is how you may do so:
- First, select the “header” block, which can be found within your “video-header” folder in your left hand navigation list.
- Then hit “Edit” to edit your block.
- You should arrive at the following page to make your changes:
- Do not change or edit the “Data Definition” field.
- First to change your video, you must change the image that goes along with the video in your header. This image should be uploaded into the “images” folder that is also housed within your “video-header” folder.
- The image should have the dimensions 193 px by 217 px.
- Then you may add a caption in the “Caption” text field.
- If you’re using a YouTube video, paste the URL of the video here. Ensure that this is the shortened version of the URL, so it should look something akin to: http://youtu.be/GI8v1RWj1wY
- You can find this shortened link on your YouTube video’s page under the “Share” tab.
- If you’re using a Brightcove video, paste your video ID in the “Brightcove Video ID” field, and select the account in which this video can be found in the “Account” dropdown.
- When using Brightcove, you must ensure that the YouTube field is empty, as well as vice versa.
Wesleyan has launched the newly redesigned Office of Equity & Inclusion website. You can visit the site here: www.wesleyan.edu/careercenter.
Wesleyan has launched the newly redesigned Wesleyan Physical Sciences and Mathematics Scholars Program website. You can visit the site here: www.wesleyan.edu/wpsmp.
Wesleyan has launched the newly redesigned College of East Asian Studies website. You can visit the site here: www.wesleyan.edu/ceas.
Wesleyan has launched the newly redesigned Office of Equity & Inclusion website. You can visit the site here: www.wesleyan.edu/inclusion.
Wesleyan has launched the newly redesigned College of Integrative Sciences website. You can visit the site here: www.wesleyan.edu/cis.
Here is documentation on how to crop or resize images in Photoshop Elements (this is different from just Photoshop).
Crop Images in Elements
- To crop an image in Photoshop Elements, first open the program and open the image file you wish to crop.
- You should find a vertical toolbar on the left hand side of the program window. Select the crop tool.
- Settings should appear on the bottom of your window. You can adjust these settings for whatever dimensions you want your photo to be.
- In the “W:” and “H:” fields, you can specify the width and the height of the image you want to crop it to. While by default the dimensions are in inches, you can also type in other measures, including pixels, as the example shows below. (In the dropdown, you also have an option to select No Restriction that will allow you to crop free-hand.)
- Then, hover your mouse over the image, select the top-left corner from which your cropped image will begin, and expand the crop window to where you wish your image will be cropped to.
- Hit the green checkmark to apply your crop settings. Be sure to save your image when you finish.
Resize Images in Elements
- To resize an image, first open the Photoshop Elements program and open the image file you want to resize.
- In your top menu bar, select “Image” > “Resize” > “Image Size”.
- A window will appear. Here, you can decide what you want the size of the image to be under “Document Size”. Note that the proportions of your image will remain the same, thus when you change the Width, the Height will adjust appropriately. Hit OK when you’ve made your changes.
- Your image should be resized. Be sure to save your image when you finish to ensure the changes are applied.