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Spotlight Digital Exhibits

Setting up and curating your digital exhibit with Spotlight.

Intro

Standard Widgets

In addition to the four text widgets, there are five standard widgets.

To access widgets: Click the gray + symbols between every widget box (it turns blue when you hover your mouse over it). Click the  to add a new widget box.

Standard Widgets

iFrames pull external content onto your digital exhibit (such as YouTube videos, Google Maps).  It embeds them directly onto your page.

This widget works with any iFrame code you can find (e.g. YouTube, MapHub, Google Maps).

  1. Click iFrame and a widget box will appear. This widget embeds iframe-based embed code into pages.
  2. Copy and paste iFrame code from the site from which you wish to embed, e.g. YouTube, Google Maps (it begins with <iframe ).

 

screenshot of an iFrame video embedded on the page

a.To find the iFrame code of an object you want to include in your exhibit, go to that object’s website and click the “Share” button or  icon. Look for the “Embed” option. Copy the iFrame code.

screenshot of iFrame widget with iFrame code

Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

  1. Click Video and a widget box will appear.
  2. Drag & drop a video file into the widget OR copy/paste a URL from a website (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo) in the text box in your text.

screenshot of video widget

  1. Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

Embed + Text will embed an items from an external source and allow you to add some descriptive text next to it.  The final product will look something like this:

screenshot of an embedded video and text

 

  1. Click Embed + Text and a widget box will appear with a space to copy/paste a URL from an oEmbed-supported resource (e.g. YouTube, Twitter, Flickr).
  2. Type the text that you want to accompany the resource below the URL.
  3. Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.
    1. Example from YouTube:

screenshot of embed + text widget

screenshot of an embedded video and text

 

  1. Example from Twitter:

screenshot of embed+text widget with a twitter URL

screenshot of an embedded tweet

  1. ​Click Horizontal Rule and a light gray horizontal line will appear within the widget box (it is very light).

screenshot of a horizontal line

  1. Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

Uploaded Item Row allows you to showcase a row or grid of photos you upload into the widget (not items uploaded into your exhibit. The final project will look something like this:

screenshot of a grid of photos with a heading and text to the right

  1. Click Uploaded Item Row and a widget box will appear.
  2. Click Choose File to upload items to display. Give each a caption.

 

screenshot of item row widget

Type in your Heading and Text and determine on which side of the row you want the text to appear. Click Save changes to see how it will appear on your page.

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