Quick Start Guide

Published by Admin on Saturday, 8th March 2014 - 6:43PM

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Our default STATION template includes a 'LOG IN" icon to access the user's dashboard. 

If you are new to the STATION you'll need to create a USER ACCOUNT  or LOG IN with credentials provided for you by SayitRight. 

Be careful to make a note of your password. In order to reset your password you will need to create a help ticket 

Your LOG IN ID is your account email.  Please make a note of your password.

When you LOG IN successfully, you're first stop will be the DASHBOARD view of the STATION. This interface will be growing and changing dramatically as we add data and features, but you'll always be able to check out our latest new and updates, as well as access of our HELP and SUPPORT PROGRAMS

GET TO WORK!

Immediately create a new PROGRAM, CHANNEL or USER  from the DASHBOARD view. You will also be able to access this feature from within the appropriate PROGRAMS, CHANNELS or USER views. 

There are three  main areas in the PROGRAM EDITOR

The ELEMENT BAR, the RICH TEXT EDITOR, and the METADATA  Column

The ELEMENT BAR  is the area where you construct the multimedia presentations available in all programs. Here you can combine images, on demand video, live video, external web content and even screen captures and movies from your webcam. 

Each SINGLE item of media you place in your Station is called a CLIP.  Clips can be created in the ELEMENT BAR or the RICH TEXT area. 

[This quick start guide covers the basics of adding your own files to create CLIPS your station. All the juicy details of additional features are covered in other, more specific programs in our support library. ]

You can start your program in any of the three sections of the program editor,  but usually we upload our multimedia slideshow presentation material first. 

It's important to understand the difference between importing or embedding content into your programs. 

Our import feature is used to to bring files into our application that you have control of either on your computer or on the web in other words local content.

Our in embed feature allows you to connect other web content that you don't have control over for example YouTube videos video videos and posts from different blogs etc.

[This quick start guide covers the basics of adding your own files to create CLIPS your station. We will cover the embed feature in another, more specific program in our support library.]

 

Clicking the import button in the ELEMENT BAR pops up the FILEPICKER INTERFACE.

FILEPICKER is already set to upload files from you computer.  You can click on the CHOOSE FILE button to browse your computer for the content you want to upload. You can choose multiple files and mix media types. 

Files that are allowed to be uploaded here include: 

Images

  1. jpg
  2. png

[TIP! Most web pages are not visible beyond a width of about 1200 pixels. Resizing your images to this size or less will help you maintain space in your SayitRight Library and have more media in your account than uploading the usual original large images that most cameras today create. Resolution on the web is not the same as in print work, which requires far more data to create a clear image or any size. ]

Video (most formats):

  1. .MOV
  2. .MPEG4
  3. .AVI
  4. .WMV
  5. .MPEGPS
  6. .FLV
  7. 3GPP
  8. WebM

[Other options to access files are available as well, including the ability to upload using a URL from another resource on the web. We'll cover these in subsequent help videos]

Choose your file and click the button in your window to accept the action  ( this can have different names depending on your broswer). 

Another way to upload your files is to simply drag them from your desktop into the FILEPICKER window. You'll see the outline of the window become bold when you have it targeted properly. 

Filepicker will present you with an upload progress window. 

DO NOT CLOSE YOUR PROGRAM OR THE WINDOW UNTIL THE PROGRESS IS COMPLETE!

You can move on to adding TEXT ELEMENTS  of METADATA while the up loaders do their work. 

Preview boxes for each element you upload will show up in your element bar. Depending on your browser and computer system, you may need to save your work and refresh your page for your preview images to appear.

Now you can add some text for the textual portion of your program. Just click the add text button in the text area controls.

You can  type your content in the text editor, or you can cut-and-paste information into these text blocks. Simple formatting is available as well by highlighting the text and choosing what you want.

Need more than one text box? Just click the add text button to load the text box you just created and another one will appear ready for you to add content.

You can also click he add text icons above or below an existing text box to add more content in between those boxes.

Text boxes are for text only not images. You can add images from your own files or external content with the other buttons in the text editor controls... more on this later.

[We will cover text formatting and adding external content in more specific video in this series.]

You'll add important information for your program to use in the metadata area.

Put your program title in theTITLE BOX at the top of the metadata area.

While your programs are automatically set up to appear on the web, search engines and visitors Will have a better sense of what is in your program if you get it a custom path. You can type in anything that makes sense but each word needs to be separated by a hyphen ( - ).  Lower letters are all you need.

The Summary Field

The summary is also optional. Normally our system picks up the first 100 characters of your first text element to create a summary for you, but if you want to override that date with your own summary this field lets you do so. 

You can add tags to your program to help search engines and user search for and find pertinent programs. 

Often when citing other information on the web it's useful to add a URL ( web address) for others to connect with. 

Your final step before saving your program for the world to see, is to allocate it to the channels you want it to appear on.  Locate the CHANNEL ALLOCATION BUTTON at the bottom of the Metadata Column

If you want a program to show up on the homepage of your station page, you must allocate it to the default channel. This is the first channel in the list of channels that pops up when you click the ADD CHANNEL button

Continue to add the program to other related channels on your station. If you have a network account and you are connected to other users on the network, you'll see the channels you're allowed to share with listed in this column as well. 

[More on Network Channels in subsequent help programs]. 

Be sure to save your work. Then return to the All Programs tab.

You can click on a program name and it will return to the program for further editing.

Click on the home icon to visit your station page.

And check out your work.


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