We have been busy creating new themes for lessons or websites using our Universal Builder. Several organizations using our teams requested different themes for projects, ePortfolios, and lessons so we went to work. Some themes will be exclusive for select teams and available soon for those teams only.
If you are a Free member, you can now use our Universal Builder Lite Version (UB Lite) where you can quickly create a one page lesson or website. Everyone who signs up to My eCoach, even Free members, has a lifetime membership to My eCoach. Free members do not have access to the Universal Builder but now can Go to Toolkit to Builders to Universal Builder and can access UB Lite.
Free members, click Create New and you can...
create and publish one page to the Internet
combine the features of a website builder and blog
access some of our tips and handouts
choose from a few of our themes
add text, files, and images
embed Web 2.0 tools
allow commenting and cloning
If you are a 30 day trial member, you can access all of the features. After that, try our new UB Lite and see if itís enough for you to use. Remember you can publish a lesson a day quickly. Free members are not able to clone any projects or templates, nor use our survey or the quiz builder. If you want these features, then upgrade.
Our members who have full memberships can use the Full Version and clone this WRL Template to create a one page lesson plan.
We continue to try to meet your needs and look for ways for you to have a great experience while you are in the My eCoach community. Enjoy!
Last Comment By Edward Woolbert March 3, 2010 -- 10:08 AM
When we made the text editor larger, members using the Universal Builder or Blog templates found text overlapping the template. So now there is an option to select 800 pixels wide or 1000 pixels wide templates using a new selection tool. The default template is 1000w.
Choose 800w if you want to keep the same size you are using or 1000w if you want to add comment boxes, pictures, tables, etc. You can easily go back and change the ... more...
Last Comment By Miriam April 10, 2009 -- 04:11 AM
Several new updates with the eCoach blogging tool:
Add categories to posts
Blog posts now appear in recent activities
New Templates Check out the extended list of templates for your public blog.
We adapted the new templates in the Universal builder so you could extend your collaborative projects using a similar template. Just put a link to your blog in the Universal builder.
Add Categories to your Posts Why would you do this? If you have multiple posts and people are having trouble finding a post on a particular topic, they can check your list of categories on the right sidebar.
We thought you might want to change the look of your website that you create with the Universal builder. So we checked out some pictures from our eLibrary and played around with color schemes to come up with some interesting templates that we hope you will like. We have other ideas floating around in our heads on designs.
Since itís almost Fall, Barbara took the picture in the banner when she was up at Tahoe and gave to Pearl to make a new Fall template:
To see the new templates, edit one of your Universal builders and go to Customize to Templates and scroll to the bottom rows.