Find and use great content. Share yours, too!
Your school’s Library will house classes, pages, and content blocks created by your very own colleagues. Since the library is new it’s empty, so your administrator will need to turn it on when there’s something to see.
First Things First: Enable the Library
As a Domain Administrator, you’ll need to enable the Library to add content. Here’s how:
1. On the Applications tab of the Domain Control, click the “Enabled” checkbox for Content Sharing & Library.
2. If you have more than one organization, you’ll be able to enable the Library for each and further define who (admins or teachers) can do what (contribute or use content). Click the Settings link, and then edit settings for each organization.
Now you’re ready to add categories (something only administrators can do) and content (per your settings). Administrators can also edit all resources – no matter who contributed them!
Accessing the Library
The Library can be accessed by choosing “Library” from the “Home” drop down menu in the upper right hand corner of any teacher or admin page.
The Library can also be accessed via the navigation bar at the bottom of each page.
Who can do what?
Domain Administrators can add categories, contribute resources, and edit the resources and listings (the info that displays in the Library). As you add categories, keep in mind that options for grade levels and subjects already exist, so there’s no need to create categories for them.
If teachers are contributing content, they’re able to edit the resources and listings they contributed. Editing a resource works just like editing a class, page, or content block. And when you’re finished, be sure to click the “Done” button to update the info in the Library.
What, and how, can you contribute?
For any content block (or page or class):
1. Click the down-arrow/Manage option and select “Share.”
2. Select “Library” then click “Continue”. (The “Invitation” feature allows you to share content with specific individuals via a link)
Now, give the resource context. Name it. Describe it. Organize and tag it. Then copy to the Library! (In the Library, you’ll be able to update anything you’ve contributed.)
Visit the Library
Wherever you are in Haiku, get to the Library in just one click from the NavBar or the Home link.
Browse the holdings by category, and further refine results by grade level, subject, or search.
Using content from the Library is simple.
See something you like? Copy it into your class by clicking “Use Resource.” Then you just need to select whether you’re creating a new class from scratch or want to choose one you already have.
Take note of the text under “List of Pages,” (see image above) since that’s what copies into your class. When you’ve made your choices, click the Copy resource button. You’ll land in the class you selected and have an unpublished page complete with the resource ready for you to move and modify as you’d like!
What’s next for the Library?
Sharing Library resources with your peers locally is a powerful tool but how about sharing with educators across the country or even the world? As your Library grows, Haiku will be adding ways to access even more high quality course content from a variety of professional sources. Yeah, we’re excited, too!