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Different types of Slide Editor Content

There are 6 main types of content in the Slide Editor. They are: Shapes, Images/Videos, Text, Embeds, Lines and Grids. Each of these are highlighted in a picture above. All of the content shares some basic properties such as: Top, Left, Width and other dimensional data. This controls where the item is placed on the canvas and how big it is. 

For each item, explore the unique settings they contain. You can link items to images, change the background color of Grids, even alter the styling of lines all from the item panel. Check it out in the editor for the best experience.

Creating your First Presentation

In this video, we will be talking about creating your very first presentation. We will go over basic navigation to a new presentation, creating new content and finally going over the tools available.  


Create new Presentation, give it a title, then click on the Editor button. This will open up the Slide Editor. There are 3 main sections to the Slide Editor. The Left, Top and Right menus. On the left, we have all of the info about slides and preview images for them. On the Top, there are a variety of content creating buttons and other menus we can bring up. On the Right, if we had any content selected or menu pulled up, we would have the info panel. We'll talk about that more later.


Let's start by adding some content. Let's add a piece of text. Head to the top bar and hover over the icons, eventually you'll see one called "Text". Click it to create some text. On the right side, we can now see the info panel appearing. Use this panel to change Alignment, Color, Font Size and much more. 


Consider checking out other tutorials, such as the Types of Content tab or check out the master list of Slide Editor Tools to get a more advanced look into the Slide Editor.


  1. Getting Started


1.1 Navigating Within a Studio 

1.2 Creating your First Post

1.3 Creating your First Presentation

1.4 Logging in for the First Time

1.5 The Basics of the Slide Editor

1.6 How Do I Reset my Password?


  2. Slide Editor


2.1 Different Types of Content

2.2 Master List of Tools

2.3 Replacing Images

2.4 The Basics of the Slide Editor

2.5 Creating your First Presentation


3. Posts


3.1 Modifying an Existing Post

3.2 Publish Post Tools

3.3 Slide Deck Tools

3.4 Making the Most Out of Your Posts

3.5 Creating your First Post


4. Miscellaneous 


4.1 Collaborating on the Platform

4.2 School-Level Settings

4.3 What are the Differences Between the Old and the New Editor?

4.4 What are the Different File Formats and How Should I Be Using Them?


5. Platform Updates 


5.1 Monthly Platform Updates



6.1 Screen Capture Guide

6.2 Proper Bug Reporting


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Replacing Images

Replacing Images is most useful when you want to quickly change one image to another. When you right click any image, some options will appear: Replace with an image and Replace with a photoTry selecting Replace with an image to test out the new features. To replace your image with a picture from the camera, select Replace with a photo instead. 


As you can see, your image is replaced and cropped to fit the original images' dimensions.

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The Basics of the Slide Editor

The Slide Editor is a powerful tool used to create and edit presentations. It can be reached through the Editor Button when making a new post, or by clicking the gear above a post, then selecting Edit Presentation, if a post already has a presentation. When the tool opens, on the left hand side of the screen there will be a variety of tools. Hovering over a tool will highlight it and show the name. 

Project Folders 

This guide will give Coaches and Teachers insight into how to create project folders for their students. Following this guide will get you set up with folders for your students to post and record their work in.

  1. Start by opening up your studio and heading to the Project Tab 
  2. Click on the Create a Project section and begin typing. This will be the name of the project. When you're done naming your project hit the enter key and a folder will appear. Example Project Name: the name of the students in the group. 
  3. Once the folder is created, click on it to open the folder. On the far right of the screen, click on the two people icon. This is the collaboration screen. From here we can add students to their projects. Under the Students section, clicking on a users' icon will add them to a studio. Clicking their icon again will remove them from the project. 
  4. You're done! Once you add students to their respective projects, they will be able to post and document their work. You should see a "By: Student Name Here" section below the name of the project. This means you've successfully added your students to their projects.

Logging in with Google Authentication 

  1. Head to the top right and click on Log In
  2. Click on Log in with Google Authentication and you'll be brought to the Google Log in page
  3. Choose an account that is registered on our website. This should be your school email or whatever email you signed up to our site with. If you use an email that is not registered in our system, you will encounter an error.


Inserting A Template into a Studio

Templates are a powerful tool to quickly get a presentation up and running. Coaches can add Templates to their Studios, this allows students to use and add them to their posts. Head to the Template Hub and scroll to either My Templates or School Templates. Each section will have different content. My Templates consists of any templates you have saved from the Slide Editor. School Templates consists of templates that have been converted from My Templates and are made available to everyone. To turn a Template into School Template, click the gear next to the name in My Templates and click Make School Template


Note: Turning a Personal Template into a School Template will remove it from the My Template List.


To insert a template into a Studio, click on the gear next to any template in My Templates or School Templates and click Add to a Studio. A new dropdown will appear, click on the Text Box and type in the name of your studio. When your studio appears, click it to add it to the list. A template can be added to multiple studios at once, simply type another studio name after you're done adding the other. Once you're done, click the Add button. Whenever a presentation is created in that Studio, that template will be available to insert. 


Note: School Templates are unique per School.

Welcome to the second monthly user update (6/21/2021)!

After the initial release of the new slide editor a few months ago, we have been working tirelessly to fix bugs, add new features and listen to user requests. Much like our last post, none of this would have been possible without our students and coaches identifying and reporting problems and requested features. This blog post will address improvements from the end of May to the end of June. 


Summary/TLDR of New Features:

  • Transcript Updates (Work in progress!)
  • Release of Slide Editor to most NuVuX Schools
  • Right-Clicking an image in the Fetch and Embed menus now gives you the option to delete or download the image
  • Copy and Pasting single slides across Presentations! (Right-click a slide inside the editor)
  • Shortcuts! 

New shortcuts include:

Command Name
Shortcut (Mac/Windows)
New Textbox
CTRL T / CMD T
New Line
CTRL L / CMD L
New Shape
CTRL S / CMD S
Zoom In
CTRL + / CMD +
Zoom Out
CTRL - / CMD -
Redo
CTRL SHIFT Z / CMD SHIFT Z
Group/Ungroup
CTRL G / CMD G
New Slide
CTRL N / CMD N


All Changes this Month:

Features Added








BUGS FIXED
TEMPLATES CAN NOW BE INSERTED ALL AT ONCE (SELECT ALL BUTTON ADDED)
πŸ‘ SCALING ISSUES ON VIDEOS πŸ‘ (VIDEOS LOOKING VERY WEIRD UNLESS SCALED DOWN IN PRESENTATIONS πŸ‘€)
FEEDBACK WHEN YOU CLICK "SAVE AS TEMPLATE" (WEBSITE WILL TELL YOU WHEN IT'S FINISHED SAVING!) 
πŸ–Ό PORTRAIT MODE VIDEO ISSUESπŸ–Ό 
SHIFT CLICKING A SELECTED OBJECT WILL DE-SELECT IT
🐜  VISUAL BUG  🐜 ON TEMPLATES AND FETCH (ICON GETTING DRAWN TWICE)
MORE FONT SIZES ADDED BETWEEN 40-60
MULTIPLE EMBEDDED VIDEOS IN A POST DIDN'T FILL SCREEN CORRECTLY
DEFAULT LINE HEIGHT IS NOW 2
COPY + PASTE SHORTCUT KEYS DON'T WORK IF CAPS LOCK IS ON
STUDIOS NOW HAVE A SUBJECT INSTEAD OF A THEMATIC FOCUS
PASTING IN TEXT ISSUES (TEXT IS NOW RESET TO A DEFAULT SIZE OF 24 WHEN PASTED IN)
TARGET OPTION FOR TEXT (HYPERLINK OUT VIA TEXT)
VARIETY OF BUGS INVOLVING PADDING AND TEXT
AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!
ISSUES INVOLVING SHIFT CLICKING AND MULTIPLE OBJECTS

CROPPING + COPY AND PASTE ISSUES (PASTED CONTENT WOULD GO SOMEWHERE RANDOM)

AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!


Check back next month for more information! Feel free to contact us with thoughts, concerns, request, etc. at noah@nuvustudio.org

-Noah SaldaΓ±a, Platform Coordinator



Welcome to the first monthly user update! These updates will help users understand what is happening within the development of the NuVu Platform. 

In the last month, a range of updates have been added to the platform. The initial release of the new slide editor led to a variety of new bugs and feature requests. Thanks to the efforts of our users, we were able to identify and resolve many issues. This blog post will address improvements from the beginning of April, to mid May. 


Summary/TLDR of New Features:

  • Fetching images 
  • Attendance
  • Cropping Tool
  • Alignment 
  • SVG Support
  • Option/Drag to copy objects


FEATURES ADDED

bugs fixed
πŸ‘€ FETCHING IMAGES πŸ‘€
ITEMS ARE NOW DRAGGABLE EVEN WHEN NOT SELECTED
CONTENT SNAPPING πŸ€”πŸŽ‰ (STudents! We heard your requests on this one)
AUTO CROPPING IMAGES ON RESIZE
TOGGLE RATIO LOCK WITH SHIFT KEY
NEWLY COPIED ITEMS STAY SELECTED
PRESSING ESC EXITS TEXT EDIT MODE
UPLOADED IMAGES NO LONGER REQUIRE A REFRESH TO APPEAR IN IMAGE MENU πŸ‘‹πŸ™ (student and coach requested!)
ROTATION SNAPPING wHILE PRESSING SHIFT (30, 45, 90, ETC)
CMD + A TO SELECT ALL OBJECTS ON CANVAS
AFTER DUPLICATING A SLIDE, THE NEW SLIDE BECOMES THE ACTIVE SLIDE
SELECTING MULTIPLE SLIDES IN THE THUMBNAIL PANEL (TO SORT OR DELETE)
NEWLY COPIED ITEMS SIT IN FRONT OF ALL OBJECTS ON CANVAS
OPTION TO THE IMAGE RIGHT CLICK MENU TO DOWNLOAD IMAGE TO COMPUTER
😍 SVG SUPPORT😍
OPTION/DRAG TO COPY OBJECTS
πŸ“ ATTENDANCE πŸ“
HOLIDAYS IN TERMS 
πŸ˜πŸŽ‰ Object GROUPING πŸ˜πŸŽ‰
πŸŽ‰πŸ˜ OVERHAUL OF CROPPING TOOL πŸ™πŸ‘‹ (Coaches everywhere go wild!)
PRESENTATIONs START FROM CURRENT SLIDE (Before it was from the beginning everytime!)
AND MUCH MORE!
UNABLE TO UNDO ADDING A SLIDE
FEATURES NOT SYNCING (THIS INCLUDES BACKGROUND COLORS, DELETING SLIDES, ETC)
RIGHT CLICK MENU DOESN'T DISAPPEAR AFTER SELECTING AN OPTION
πŸ‘€ MAXIMIZE & FILL ACTIONS NOT WORKING 😭
GIF PROPORTIONS NOT BEING RETAINED
ISSUES WITH Z-INDEX
LEFT PANEL DOES NOT REFLECT ACTUAL ROTATION/DIMENSIONS
😒VIDEO STILL PLAYS WHEN I MOVE SLIDES🀨 
πŸ‘‹ WHEN COPYING A PRESENTATION, THE SLIDE ORDER GETS SHUFFLED (super annoying to anyone using templates!) πŸ‘€
ISSUES WITH UNDO-ING COPY/PASTE WITH MULTIPLE OBJECTS
ISSUES WITH LINE HEIGHT RESETTING
ISSUES WITH UNDO-ING TEXT (It wouldn't DISAPPEAR!)
WHEN USING CMD+X TO CUT A FEW SELECTED OBJECTS, ONLY ONE OF THEM DISAPPEARS
ISSUES WITH SLIDE CANVAS RATIOS
πŸ€₯ GIF OPTIMIZATION 😳 (NON-ACTIVE SLIDES DON'T LOAD GIFS NOW... TLDR: LESS COMPUTER INTENSIVE GIFS!)
IN PARAGRAPHS WITH FONTS LESS THAN 24, THE LINE HEIGHT BETWEEN 1-4 DOESN'T DO ANYTHING
ITEM HEIGHT CAUSING STUDIOS TO CRASH
🀨 COPYING MULTIPLE ROTATED OBJECTS πŸ˜•
TEMPLATE PANEL RATIO ISSUES
ISSUES WITH DRAG COPYING CAUSING FREEZING
AND MUCH MORE!


Check back next month for more information! Feel free to contact us with thoughts, concerns, request, etc. at noah@nuvustudio.org

-Noah SaldaΓ±a, Platform Coordinator