learningCloud (Playlists): Creator's Guide, My Playlists
Through these articles you will see a step-by-step guide on how to access and take advantage of the Playlists as a creator, that is, as a user with author access to create your own playlists. In this article you will see how to create and add new playlists, and how to edit and manage the published content.
Once you enter the Playlist tool, to manage your content as creator look for My Playlists section in the navigation bar at the top.
The platform shows a list of all the playlists you created so far, with its name, cover photo, number of subscribers, and whether its access is subject to approval (padlock icon). Accessing them you can modify these characteristics, as well as add new content or edit existing one, as you will see later.
At the top of the list there is a + New Playlist button, which you use to generate a new collection of items.
Click on it and a new side menu appears, where you can set the characteristics of the playlist. All these parameters can be modified once the playlist has been created:
- Edit cover: click this button to select the cover image for the playlist. A new side menu is displayed to upload the image from your computer. When wyou have selected it, click on the Add √ button at the top right to import it. It must meet a number of characteristics:
- JPG, JPEG, PNG or GIF format
- minimum width of 1000 pixels
- maximum size of 3 megabytes
- Title of the playlist.
- Description: a brief summary as a presentation of the playlist, it will be shown on the cover.
- Tags: you can tag the playlist with keywords to describe it better and make it easier to find.
- Recipients: if you want this playlist to be visible to All users of the platform (although access is restricted), or if you want to keep it private, visible Only for myself.
- Subscription policy: how will be the access to this list. Public, which means any user can subscribe and access its content. Or Public with approval, which requires the authorization of the creator so that the reader can see the items.
Once you have configured these parameters, click on the Add √ button at the top right to create the playlist.
Edit a Playlist
Entering My Playlists section, you can click on any of the already created playlists to edit its characteristics or its content.
You will access a new page, headed by the title of the playlist, the cover image, description and tags. Below you see four icons with different features:
- Posts: the papers icon gives you access to the playlist's posts, and shows how many it has.
- Subscribers: the silhouettes icon gives you access to manage the playlist followers, and shows you how many followers it has.
- Access: the padlock icon shows you what kind of access the playlist has. Public with approval or Only for myself. If nothing appears here, the playlist is Public, open to everyone.
- Options: the three dots icon gives you access to a menu with three options:
- Add post
- Edit: it displays the same menu that you used to edit the characteristics of the playlist when creating it. Here you can modify them at any time.
- Delete the playlist.
New external post
Under the cover of the playlist you can see a list of all the items published. In the first place there is the + New post button, that you use to add new content.
Clicking on it displays a new side menu from which you can add a new external content to the playlist, the link to a page or resource external to the platform. Enter the link in the Link field and click on the NEXT button.
A new menu is displayed where you will edit the characteristics of the publication:
- Edit cover: the tool automatically imports one of the images from the link to serve as cover of the post, although you can select any other image uploaded from your computer.
- Title of the post.
- Playlist to which it belong. By default the current playlist is assigned, but you can select any of the others.
- Content: a text field where you can include a small description of the content of the link, which will be displayed under the cover image.
Once you have configured these parameters, click on the Add √ button at the top right to create the publication.
New internal post
In the New post menu, in addition to adding an external link, you can also create an internal post. That is, a post within the platform with yop own content, which will appear in the playlist as another item. To do this, instead of clicking on the NEXT button, click on WRITE A POST.
A new menu appears, very similar to the previous one, where you can enter the Title, Cover image and the Playlist to which it will belong. But in this case what you enter in the Content field will be what will be shown in the body of the post. In other words, in this field you will enter the content you want to publish (text and images). Once you have configured these parameters, click on the Add √ button at the top right to create the publication. The result will be similar to a blog post, with the publication date and your username, without leaving the platform itself.
Edit a post
When you enter a playlist, you see a list with all the published items. If you go to the bottom of each publication you see three icons that will help you to edit them:
- See opinions: if this option appears it is because one or more users have marked the post as Inappropriate (a red label also appears on the cover image). Clicking on this option you access a new side menu from which you can see the reasons why the users marked this publication. And you can resolve the complaint, Unflagging the post or Deleting it.
- Edit: displays the same menu you used to edit the characteristics of the publication when creating it. Here you can modify them at any time.
- Delete the post.
Entering the playlist, if you click on the Suscribers icon (silhouettes), you access a section from which you can consult and manage the followers. If the playlist is totally Public, open to all, you will simply see a list of all the users that are subscribed to it.
If you have configured the playlist as Public with approval, you see three sections:
- Readers: these are the users you have authorized the access to the playlist, those who can see its content.
- Access requests: when a new user requests access to your playlist, you will see his request appear here. In that case you will have the option to Accept and grant the access, or to reject it (Cancel).
- Subscribers: users who have subscribed to your playlist.
The fact that a user is subscribed to a playlist does not mean that he has access to its content. He will not be able to see it until he requests access, and the creator of the playlist gives it to him.