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This article contains instructions for how to access and complete the required fields in your Hub’s administrator settings.


Accesssing the Hub Settings 


Navigate to Hub Settings 

Select Hub Settings in the top right of your Hub’s home page.




Select Admin Settings

Select Admin Settings from the top left of the screen.



Setting Up Your Network Hub


Choose a title
On the Admin Settings screen, enter your hub's name in the Title field. The Title will appear in the middle of the large image at the top of the hub and in the top left of the hub.

Define where you want the Title to appear

If desired, uncheck the box for Title is displayed to remove the Title from the middle of the large image. The Title will remain in the upper left corner by default.


Add SEO keywords

In the SEO Keywords field, add as many relevant words as possible to make your hub appear higher in search rankings on the Internet and so people can find your hub more easily. Separate keywords by comma.


Choose a URL

In the Slug field, add the part of the hub's URL that will appear after /hubs. For example, in https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/k12, "k12" is the slug.


Add your hub logo

Your hub logo will appear in the top left of the hub. We support all image formats (png, jpg, etc.). This image will also appear with your hub on the Discover Our Network Hubs page.



Add the Hub to your microsite

Check the box for Display on all hubs page for your hub to appear on the Discover Our Network Hubs page.  





Creating a Cover for the Hub

On the Admin Settings screen, let’s fill out the Cover section. Think of the Cover as the top part of your hub that has the large cover (banner) image, a logo, and a Description



Add a Description

In the Description field, enter a description to appear under the hub Title in the middle of the cover image on your hub’s home page.


Upload a Cover (banner) image

In the Cover field, upload your desired cover image. We support all image formats (png, jpg, etc.). Your image will appear as the main image at the top of the hub’s home page. In the K-12 Remote Learning example, the orange sneakers are the cover image. In the Branch Alliance OER Hub example, the people sitting around the table are the cover image.


Upload a Cover logo image

If desired, in the Cover logo field, upload a second logo image to appear in the middle of the cover image. If you don’t upload an image, the main logo will appear in the top left of the page. In the K-12 Remote Learning example, the Cover logo was a transparent file that can't be seen on the page. In the Branch Alliance OER Hub example, the Cover logo appears as a rectangular image above the hub title. 




Add a Color wash

In the Color wash field, choose a color wash for your cover image if desired. A color wash is like a filter that can 1) improve the contrast between the cover image and the Description text, (for better accessibility) and 2) can help your cover image align more closely with your brand guidelines.


Save your changes

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save and continue editing before moving to the next section. 



Note: For now, skip the next Admin Settings section called About. We will cover About later in this article (in Adding a Learn About section). 


Check your changes

To check your changes, open the hub in another browser tab and refresh the screen after you save your changes. 


Adding and Editing Sections

On the Admin Settings screen, in Sections, you will build and manage content for your hub. 



Select section Type

Select the desired section Type from the dropdown list. Each Section type serves a different need, from a Learn About section to a Tools section, and everything in between. 


Add a Section

Select +Add another Section to start a new section.


Add a section Title

Enter the section Title that will appear at the top of your new section. 


Add a Section to your hub

Check the box Is active for the section to appear on the hub.


Define the Section order

Order the sections on your hub. Enter 1 in the Order box to make a section appear first.


Add a Parent

The Parent feature is used to create hierarchies in Tabs sections that contain multiple sections, such as Groups and Collections. If desired, choose one of your section Titles from the dropdown menu to be the Parent of a new “child” section. (For more details, see Adding Groups and Collections Tabs in this article.) In this example, Professional Development & OER is the Parent of the Professional Learning: STEM section. 



Add a Description

In the Description field, enter a description of the section that will appear at the start of the section.


Save your changes

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and continue editing before moving to the next section. 



Adding a Learn About Section

The Learn About section is usually the first section in a hub. In this example, the Learn About section is called About Hub Creation Sample. 




Create a Learn About section

On the Admin Settings screen, Learn About is a section type in the Sections section of the Admin Settings screen. 



Follow the same steps for adding a new section to the Admin Settings screen.

  1. Add a new Learn About section. 

  2. Enter the section Title that will appear at the top of your new section. 

  3. Check the box Is active for the section to appear on the hub.

  4. Order the sections on your hub. Enter 1 in the Order box to make a section appear first.

  5. Select Save and continue editing before moving to the next step.



Complete the About section details

Scroll to the About section of the Admin Settings screen.



Add a Description

In the Description field for the About section, explain the kind of information your Hub includes and what tasks the instructors can accomplish in the hub. 


Link your hub Twitter account

Check the box for Activate Twitter.


Add Twitter handle

In the Twitter URL field, enter the Twitter URL for your hub.


Activate Events

Check the box for Activate Event to activate the hub’s Events schedule.


Add Event schedule details

In the Event schedule field, add the event details.


Save your changes

Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Save and continue editing before moving to the next section.



Adding Groups and Collections Tabs

This section explains how to add Tabs to your hub to organize Groups and Collections within the Tabs. In our example, the Groups tab is the parent of the Group 1 and Group 2 sections, and Collections is the parent of Collection 1 section.



Create Tabs sections

Tabs are a section type in the Sections section of the Admin Settings screen.



In our example, we’ll start by creating a Groups tab. Select Tabs from the section Type dropdown menu. Enter Groups as the section Title, select the Is Active box, and add the Order number. 


Note: If you don’t need Tabs, you can choose the section types Groups or Curated Collections on the dropdown menu.



Save your changes

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save and continue editing before moving to the next section. 



Create the Child Sections

  1. Add a new Groups section type and call it Group 1. Select the Active box, add the Order, and select Groups (the tab you created earlier) as the Parent.

  2. Do the same for Group 2.


Repeat and save your changes

Repeat for as many Groups sections as desired, and select Save and continue editing before moving to the next section. Repeat the same sequence for any other section type (such as Collections) that requires multiple child sections.



Adding a Media Section

Mixed Media Slideshow is a section type in the Sections section of the Admin Settings screen that supports adding video such as webinars to your hub. 




Create a Mixed Media Slideshow section

Follow the same steps for adding a new section to the Admin Settings screen.

  1. Add a new Mixed Media Slideshow section. 

  2. Enter the section Title that will appear at the top of your new section. 

  3. Check the box Is active for the section to appear on the hub.

  4. Order the sections on your hub. Enter 1 in the Order box to make a section appear first.

  5. In the Description field, enter a description of the section that will appear at the start of the section.

  6. Select Save and continue editing before moving to the next step.




Complete the Webinar Slides details

  1. Scroll down to the Webinar Slides section of the Admin Settings screen.

  2. Enter a Title and Description for your video/webinar/slide show.

  3. In the Video Code field, enter the iframe URL code.

  4. Order the video/webinar/slide show sections on your hub. Enter 1 in the Order box to make a section appear first.

  5. In the Display in field, choose the media section where your media should appear. 

  6. Select Save and continue editing before moving to the next step.




Adding a Tools Section

Follow the same steps for adding a new section to the Admin Settings screen. The Tools section is often used to highlight Open Author 2.0 and any other tools that you want to include in the Hub.

  1. Add a new Tools section. 

  2. Enter the section Title that will appear at the top of your new section. In this example, we’re using OER Tools.

  3. Check the box Is active for the section to appear on the hub.

  4. Order the sections on your hub. Enter 1 in the Order box to make a section appear first.

  5. In the Description field, enter a description of the section that will appear at the start of the section.

  6. Select Save and continue editing before moving to the next step.




Complete the Tools Slides details

  1. Scroll down to the Tool Slides section of the Admin Settings screen.

  2. In the Title field, add the name of the Tools section. In this example, we are using Open Author.

  3. In the Description field, enter a description of the tool, including a link to the tool.

  4. In the Image field, upload an image for the tool. 

  5. Order the Tools sections on your hub if you have more than one Tool. Enter 1 in the Order box to make a section appear first.

  6. Select Save and continue editing before moving to another administrative activity.