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New Features/Changes in Moodle

The latest update in Moodle was a fairly minor one, but some great new features/changes were added: 1) The text editor has been updated and improved. Now, there is a cleaner interface, with the most commonly used icons visible and the other icons in the “Toolbar toggle” icon on the far left. The icons that have […]

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Alumnae/i Bulletin Blog documentation

Note: This documentation applies only to the Alumnae/i Bulletin blog theme. Creating a new issue homepage: Create a new page with the name of the issue, e.g. “June 2012” Page parent= Issue Archive (so the issue becomes part of the archive) Page template= Landing Page slug= month-year, e.g. june-2012 (all lowercase). This should get created […]

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Positioning images in Drupal

In the Drupal Rich Text editor in Pages and in various other content types, you can add images via the media uploader, and control their positioning. Please resize and crop images before uploading to Drupal, using the recommended image sizes and formats in our guide. To add an image, browse to it on your computer […]

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Program Descriptions (major/minor requirements) in Drupal

The text on academic department “Program Requirements and Opportunities” pages is automated from Bionic. This data feeds the Bryn Mawr website, Undergraduate Course Catalog, and the Tri-Co Course Guide. Please send corrections or updates to Bryn Mawr requirements text to registrar@brynmawr.edu . It is possible to edit these pages to add other text, but be […]

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Course listings in Drupal

Bryn Mawr course listings are automated from Bionic. This data feeds the Bryn Mawr website, Undergraduate Course Catalog, and the Tri-Co Course Guide. Please send corrections or updates to Bryn Mawr course listings to registrar@brynmawr.edu . Adding more text or non-BMC courses to your course listings page Go to your Courses page and click the […]

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Biography Listings in Drupal

Biography listings are lists of people associated with a department or office. These listings combine basic information about a person from Bionic (preferred name, title, phone, email, office, etc) with information the individual or their web steward can add (photo, office hours, CV, degrees, research interests, etc). Each office or department has a “Faculty and […]

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Editing Biographies in Drupal

Biography listings are lists of people associated with a department or office. These listings combine basic information about a person from Bionic (preferred name, title, phone, email, office, etc) with information the individual or their web steward can add (photo, office hours, CV, degrees, research interests, etc). Each office or department has a “Faculty and […]

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Uninstalling Programs on Windows

To uninstall a program on a Windows computer, use the Programs and Features menu. If you’re unfamiliar with uninstalling programs, see the instructions below! Open the Control Panel (via the Start menu or by searching). If your Control Panel displays in Category mode, click Uninstall a program in the bottom left under the Programs category. […]

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Navigation Menus in Drupal

Adding pages to your site’s left navigation menu Note: Pages you add to a section’s left menu must also belong to that section. The left menu is only for navigating within a section. Links to other sections should be placed in the body of the page or the right column. Adding links to other sections within Drupal will […]

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Naming Conventions & Best Practices

Files named on Mac or Windows computers usually work fine on the other platform, but there are a few characters sometimes used in file names that are exceptions. The table below explains which characters might cause problems, why they do, and potential substitutes for those characters that will work on both Mac and Windows. Filename […]

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