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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.

 
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Commonspot 5 Upgrade

Commonspot was upgraded to version 5 this morning.  If you haven't yet seen the overview of Commonspot 5 in the Web Publishing site, you might want to review that - there are some user-interface changes for authoring.

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Media Player Element and playback controls

When using the Media Player element to embed a SWF video in a Commonspot page, you can optionally set the "controller" script parameter to "true" to display the play/pause/volume controls.  The control bar is always displayed for FLV video, but is not shown by default for SWF files.

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Blog Manager

The new Blog Manager system is now active.  If you maintain blog content in Commonspot, you will now need to login to the Blog Manager to add blog posts, or edit previous posts.  If you have questions about this change, or need assistance with the new system, please send a Support Request to the OMC/Media Services Web Publishing team.  

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Include preview images in the Media Player element

The Media Player element now supports an additional custom script parameter - "preview" - the URL path to a preview image to be displayed in the video player window.

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Commonspot Session Timeout
The timeout for inactive sessions has been extended to 30 minutes. After a half-hour of inactivity, you'll be logged out of Commonspot. Read More »
Commonspot Contributor Guide
The Commonspot Help page on the Web Publishing site includes a link to the full documentation for Commonspot provided by Paperthin. This comprehensive document describes the delivered functionality in Commonspot version 4.6 - it won't document custom elements within our installation, such as the blog, survey manager, event calendar, or phonebook elements, but does cover the basic functions of the content management system. You'll need to login to Commonspot to view this PDF. Read More »
Hours Schedule Manager

A new system is available to manage scheduled hours of operation for SCU offices, service points, buildings, and office hours for individuals.  Two custom elements are also available for display of hours schedules within a Commonspot page. Read the tutorial page in the Web Publishing site for more information.

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Introduction to Commonspot 5
The next release of Commonspot will introduce changes to the system's interface. We've put together a few documents that compare the current system with Commonspot 5. Read More »
Media Player

A new element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category that will allow you to embed a video or audio file player in a Commonspot page.

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Flash Slideshow element updated
The Flash Slideshow element has been updated to include a bug fix for a Firefox browser conflict and include a simpler navigation menu. The element can be found in the Content Well element gallery category. When viewing the element in author mode, you'll be presented with a form that will allow you to add, modify, or delete slideshow images. Read More »
 
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