Think Wide Open
The Think Wide Open bar features news stories, galleries, videos, and events (the exact setup might vary from page to page).
The homepage, portal pages and School of the Arts page all have different ways of managing Think Wide Open. Refer to these separate help pages to see exactly how to add content into the Think Wide Open bar.
Each Think Wide Open card shows:
- An image for news stories, galleries, and events. For videos it shows a video preview.
- An optional Think Wide Open header. If you edit the story you’ll see this field near the top.
If there is no TWO header, the name of the group that owns the content will be displayed instead. This usually the name of the group where the story was created, for linked stories. For copied stories, this is the division name.
All galleries get the header “Photo Gallery”.
- The title of the story or gallery.
- The summary, capped at 3 lines before an ellipses is added.
How to add a Think Wide Open header to a story:
Story without header shows group name instead:
Think Wide Open Videos
You can add Youtube or Vimeo videos to Think Wide Open via a story link.
Go to Stories > Add New > then select the option to insert a link under “Story body
The video will be displayed in Think Wide Open with the still of the video that you’d see on Youtube or Vimeo. When you click on it, it opens full screen and starts playing.
You will also need to supply captions for the videos for ADA compliance.
YouTube generates video captions automatically, but they often don’t meet ADA standards. This article describes how to remove the automated ones and replace them:
Vimeo doesn’t supply any captions - these will need to be uploaded:
Think Wide Open Galleries
Galleries added to Think Wide Open will be displayed full screen when you click on them.
Go to Galleries > Add a new gallery to create a gallery, or go to Get Shared Galleries to link to a gallery from another group.
How can I display stories created by other departments?
You can “get” shared stories or galleries from other groups to display in Think Wide Open
First, switch into the group with the Think Wide Open bar. Go to Stories > Get Shared Stories, and select the stories you’d like to link to.
Unless you plan on making significant edits to the story, it’s best to link to checked items rather than make a copy: this keeps the story in sync with the original and avoids duplicates.
When the story is linked or copied, the Think Wide Open header gets copied over too (if there is one). You can customize this header in the new group without changing the original header.