Embed 360 Content

Although Google allows you to contribute to Google Maps, there are times when you may not want this content to be posted publicly. The VR Viewer plugin allows you to embed your own 360 content into a post. 1. CREATE A 360 IMAGE: Using a mobile device, capture a 360 photograph to a desktop computer. Read More…

Add Media

Beyond adding text, links and formatting, there are a number of options for adding media to posts and pages. The first step is to upload the files to the media library. There are several ways to do this: OPTION ONE: When you click + New at the top of the page, there is the option Read More…

Add a Plugin

Plugins are small applications which extend the functionality of the site. This is what differentiates Global2 and WordPress from other content platforms. There are a number of plugins available, including those addressing appearance, forms, media, administration, social media and widgets. Here is a guide for adding a plugin to a site: 1. PLUGIN MENU: Go Read More…

Create a Shared YouTube Channel

Although individuals can have a channel where content is posted, another way of collaborating is through a Brand Account. With multiple owners, there is no need for a separate username or password. 1. CREATE A NEW CHANNEL: Go to overview in the settings and create a new channel (YouTube Settings > Overview > Create a Read More…

Making a Class Blog

Making a Class Blog Blogs can provide a means for managing a whole class to collectively engage in learning. Watch this video from Sue Waters for a short introduction: Unlike other spaces, such as Google Classroom or Edmodo, blogs can also provide more control over content. Using a theme like Houston also provides a useful Read More…

Podcasting

Podcasting is a means of capturing multimedia via RSS and taking the content with you. Although it is often associated with audio, it includes video as well. This content can be inserted via the media library, listing this as a podcast provides a feed that is searchable, subscribable and downloadable. One of the challenges is Read More…

Embedding Third-Party Content

A number of web services allow users to insert content. This can be useful in enhancing your site, without adding additional plugins and functionality. Here then is a guide to embedding content with Global2: 1. CREATE NEW ENTRY: Go to the top of the blog and click on ‘new’. This entry can be a post, Read More…

Starting a Blog

The term blog derives from ‘web log’ and was initially coined to describe “discrete entries (posts) typically displayed in reverse chronological order.” There are many different platforms out there, each having their benefits and negatives. What does not change is the focus presenting mixed media, including video, text, images and audio. Blogging provides many opportunities. Read More…