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How do I contribute an item to the Equella repository?

Turn on editing mode.

Scroll to the course topic where you will likely add the contributed item.

Choose "Equella resource" from the "Add an activity" menu.

Choose "Contribute" from the "Choose by" drop down menu.

Give the item that you want to contribute a name and description.

Next identify what kind of resources you want to add to the item.

The item may be an uploaded file, it may be a link to a websource, it may be a link to a GoogleBook or a Youtube video, etc.. A repository item may consist of multiple files or links. Simply click on the box that coincides with your interest and watch the bottom of the contribution page. A corresponding interface will appear for each "type" of resource that you select.

If you choose to upload a file to the item, you will see the following interface.

In this scenario, "Choose File" by browsing your desktop for the correct file. Then type a name in the box for whatever you want to call the uploaded file. Then choose "Attach" to save the file to the repository item. This can be completed multiple times, depending on how many files you want to attach to the repository item.

If you choose to "search YouTube" for a video, you will see the following interface:

1) Type keywords into the search field to find results.
2) Select video to add it to the repository item.
3) View more results by toggling the results list.

Again, you may add multiple videos to a repository item.

If you choose to "Link to a web resource" for the item, you will see the following interface:

1) Type the link location
2) Type a description for the link
3) Then Add the link to the item by clicking the "Add" button.

You may add multiple links to the repository item with this process.

If you choose to add iTunes University resources to your item, the interface looks like this:

Note: Many schools have iTunes University accounts. Unless you have coordinated your account with the Moodlerooms implementation team, Standford's account will be the default option.

1) Browse the various categories by clicking the "+" icons.
2) When you find something to add to the repository item, click the "Add" button.

You may add multiple iTunes University elements to a repository item.

If you choose to add "Googlebooks" to your repository item, the interface looks like this:

1) Search for keywords at Googlebooks.
2) Select the book to add it to the repository item.
3) View more results by toggling the results icons.

You may add multiple Googlebooks to a repository item.

Once you have added assets to the new repository item, click the "next" link.

This is located in the bottom right corner of the screen.

You may want to add metadata to your repository item.

Choose "Yes" in order to add searchable keyword tags to the item.

After adding tags choose the "Next" link once again.

Review the item that you will contribute and choose "Save" if you have what you need.

1) You may also "Cancel" your contribution.
2) Or travel back to previous pages.
3) Or you may Preview your item.

Once "saved" Equella will ask whether you want to save the item as a draft, or publish it to the community selections.

At this step you may choose to add the item to your course, as well.

Click the "Select this item" button in order to add it to the course list.

Otherwise, click the "Cancel" link in the top right corner of the Contribution window.

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