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DS106 Resources

DS106 - general

DS106 Handbook

Advice from former DS106 students

Web Publishing

Domain of One's Own documentation (setting up your domain, installing WordPress or other apps, learning how to use WordPress, etc.)

Hypothes.is for education

Publishing on Medium

Visit Medium.com and click "Sign in/Sign up" to login. Then in the upper right corner click on "Write a story" to begin your post. Medium's post editor will load. Just click on "Title" or "Tell you story..." to write. To embed a photo, video, or other media element, click on the plus (+) icon.

I love the Medium editor. It's a simple, clean canvas for writing, with no "back end" to worry about.

When you're done with your story, you can publish it to your own profile, and it will show up in the story feeds of people who follow you. If you add popular tags, people following those tags will also see it. To publish, just click "Publish", enter appropriate tags (I've been tagging my posts with "DS106" and "The Cover"), and click the publish button.

For this class, we'll also be submitting stories to the class publication, The Cover Page. This will make it easy for us all to find each other's work, and will likely boost readership outside the class. (Gaining readership with little effort is one of the main advantages to using Medium over, say, WordPress.)

To do this, open your story and click "Edit". Then, in the three-dot menu, select "Add to publication". Select "The Cover Page" and click "Add story" (it may also say "Submit"). I will probably have to review before publishing, but when I do that, you will see it. Then you can go and share it (and your classmates' articles) with others!


Sharing a hypothes.is post

When viewing the annotation, click on the Share icon on the bottom right. Then copy the link that comes up and paste it wherever you would like to share your annotation. (Note: when you share the annotation, users will be able to find your annotation by following the link, even if they don't have the hypothes.is plugin installed.)

Sharing a Slack post

To share a Slack post, move your mouse over to the right side of your post and click on the "..." icon that appears. Then in the menu that pops up, click on "Copy link". Then you can share a link to your post to anyone who is logged in to the Slack channel in which you posted. (It does not make your post public. Only those logged into our Slack organization can see it.

Copying and sharing a Google Document

To copy a Google document shared with you, open the Google doc, go to the File menu, and click "Make a copy..." Give it a new title, and choose where to save it in your Google Drive account.

To share your Google doc with someone else, go to the File menu, click "Share...", and enter the email address of the person you want to share it with. For your private self-reflections, share them with kshaffer@umw.edu, and please give me editing privileges.

Sharing a Medium response/annotation

Each response is its own "post" on Medium. To get the link to a response, go to your profile on Medium (click on your picture and then on "Profile" in the drop-down menu. Click on the response post you want to share. (Click "Read more..." if clicking on the post doesn't work.) Then copy the URL from the address bar, and paste it where you want to share it ― such as your self-assessment/reflection document.