<< Chapter < Page Chapter >> Page >
Basic instructions for building a Connexions collection. Understanding how the Glossary and the Index of Keywords and Terms are automatically created.

Initial creation of a collection

The following series of slides moves you through the process of creating a Connexions module.

Step 1

Navigating to Your Workgroup

Step 2

When the “New collection: License agreement” screen appears, read the information, check the box that you agree and move on to “Next”.

Step 3

The next window established the “metadata” for the collection and you will copy and paste the title and summary information similar to the way you create a module. Complete the language, collection sub-type and subject items as appropriate.

The first line of the spreadsheet contains the collection title and collection summary.

Organizing Spreadsheet

Step 4

Initial Metadata - Six Construction Tabs

A work area with six (6) tabs will appear with the “Metadata” tab active. You need to at least scroll down and add one additional item to the metadata.

Additional Metadata

The “Institution” information should be typed consistently by all authors belonging to the same institution. This item was discussed earlier in the module covering the member profile.

Enter your institution’s name and click on the “Save” button.

Step 5

Content Tab

Once the Metadata changes are saved, select the “Contents” construction tab.

We need to identify or associate our modules to the collection. This is easily done by searching for our modules. The module numbers should be on your organizing spreadsheet. Simply enter the module ID number and select the “Search” button.

Step 6

Verify Module Name – Add selected content

Simply verify that you have the correct module. Look at its name and author. If correct, click on the “Add selected content” button.

Step 7

Module Added – Repeat the Process

Add the remaining modules from your organizing spreadsheet.

Step 7

Most new authors will not change the default data within the “Roles” or “Parameters”. Move on to the “Preview” tab. The collection will appear. You can review it and navigate with the collection to your heart’s content. However, when done, hit the back button on your internet browser to return to the page and/or to return back to the Connexions collection building page.

If there is something wrong with the modules associated with the collection, you should return to the “Contents” tab and fix the problem by deleting or adding the correct modules. Return to the “Preview” and confirm that the changes are what you wanted.

Step 8

The publish process identifies a short description of the changes (enter “Initial Collection” when you first create the collection). When you hit the “Publish” button, the software will ask you to confirm “Yes” for you to publish your collection.

Step 9

Module Completed and Built

Congratulations! Your collection is now available for the world to use. I usually enter the collection’s ID number into my spreadsheet that contains my titles and summaries.

Making corrections to a collection

Once you have published your collection, you will discover that you want to make some corrections or changes to your modules. Additionally, you might want to add or delete a module within the collection. The process is similar to making corrections to a module. You must navigate to your collection and check it out.

Your collection will appear with the six (6) construction tabs. You make changes as needed. When you are done with your changes you need to “Publish” your collection in order to make the changes available to the Internet community.

You should plan your changes to a collection. As you update individual modules, those corrected re-published modules are automatically available on the web version of your collection. The Internet version simply points to the “latest” version of a module.

As you make changes to a collection (add new modules, delete modules, etc.) you will need to re-publish the collection before the Internet users get a new collection’s .PDF file . The newly published collection will include a revised “Glossary” and “Index of Keywords and Terms” (see the next item on reviewing a published collection).

What’s next?

Reviewing the published collection

The printed .PDF file for the collection will have a “Glossary” and “Index of Keywords and Terms” that was automatically produced from the modules included in the collection. Navigate to this workshop’s collection and download the .PDF file .

.PDF file – Download and View

Open the downloaded file and scroll down towards the end of the collection and review the “Glossary” and “Index of Keywords and Terms”. They should contain the few items that were tagged within the Flying_Ver3.doc document and the keyword that was added to that module’s metadata when it was created.

Authors wanting a glossary and index should now understand how to add the correct tags and keywords when building their modules. Then when they group their modules into a collection they will get the intended results within the glossary and index which is automatically produced.

Authoring workshop application

You will not have time to create a collection during an in-person workshop. However, you should understand the process and how tags for terms and metadata keywords will appear in your materials.

Questions & Answers

how do I set up the problem?
Harshika Reply
what is a solution set?
hello, I am happy to help!
Shirley Reply
please can go further on polynomials quadratic
I need quadratic equation link to Alpa Beta
Abdullahi Reply
find the value of 2x=32
Felix Reply
divide by 2 on each side of the equal sign to solve for x
Want to review on complex number 1.What are complex number 2.How to solve complex number problems.
use the y -intercept and slope to sketch the graph of the equation y=6x
Only Reply
how do we prove the quadratic formular
Seidu Reply
hello, if you have a question about Algebra 2. I may be able to help. I am an Algebra 2 Teacher
Shirley Reply
thank you help me with how to prove the quadratic equation
may God blessed u for that. Please I want u to help me in sets.
what is math number
Tric Reply
x-2y+3z=-3 2x-y+z=7 -x+3y-z=6
Sidiki Reply
Need help solving this problem (2/7)^-2
Simone Reply
what is the coefficient of -4×
Mehri Reply
the operation * is x * y =x + y/ 1+(x × y) show if the operation is commutative if x × y is not equal to -1
Alfred Reply
An investment account was opened with an initial deposit of $9,600 and earns 7.4% interest, compounded continuously. How much will the account be worth after 15 years?
Kala Reply
lim x to infinity e^1-e^-1/log(1+x)
given eccentricity and a point find the equiation
Moses Reply
A soccer field is a rectangle 130 meters wide and 110 meters long. The coach asks players to run from one corner to the other corner diagonally across. What is that distance, to the nearest tenths place.
Kimberly Reply
Jeannette has $5 and $10 bills in her wallet. The number of fives is three more than six times the number of tens. Let t represent the number of tens. Write an expression for the number of fives.
August Reply
What is the expressiin for seven less than four times the number of nickels
Leonardo Reply
How do i figure this problem out.
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
why surface tension is zero at critical temperature
I think if critical temperature denote high temperature then a liquid stats boils that time the water stats to evaporate so some moles of h2o to up and due to high temp the bonding break they have low density so it can be a reason
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
Got questions? Join the online conversation and get instant answers!
Jobilize.com Reply

Get the best Algebra and trigonometry course in your pocket!

Source:  OpenStax, Authoring connexions modules using microsoft word documents. OpenStax CNX. Feb 24, 2010 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col11154/1.4
Google Play and the Google Play logo are trademarks of Google Inc.

Notification Switch

Would you like to follow the 'Authoring connexions modules using microsoft word documents' conversation and receive update notifications?