Build Your Resource Centre


The Resources section is a place where mentors and mentees can find information that is useful to them. They can also organize and obtain materials that are of interest to them. Resources may be very varied, including training manuals, handbooks, reference books, directories, processes, games, videos etc...

The Resources section is more than just a collection of well-organized materials. Its goal is to share important and useful information with your program members.

As you are building your resource center, ensure it contains a relevant and accessible collection of resource materials (based on the actual needs of users) as well as a range of information services.

Tip: Encourage mentors and mentees to use the resource center by posting a clickable announcement on their dashboard bringing them to the resources section.  


Step 1 - Define Resources' Categories

Before program administrators can create resources for mentors and mentees they must define and create the resources' categories.

1.0 Click the “Admin” tab on the left-hand side of the platform.

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1.1 Click "Content" under the "Customize" section on the right-hand side of the page.

1.1.1 The "Content" section will expand, click "Content Categories".

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1.2 Click the "Resources Types" tab on the right. 

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1.3 Click Add Resource Type as many time as required depending on how many types you need. In this example we will do 5 resource types.

 

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1.4 Enter in those fields:

1) Position for the resources type which is basically the sequence in which this type appears.
2) A resource type (category). i.e. Researches
3) Optional: The French translation for each resource category.

 

 

 

1.5 Click Update Resource Types to save the created resource types.

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Step 2 - Build the Resource Centre

Once the resource types have been created, you can now add to your resource center.

2.0 Click on "Resources" on the main menu on the left. 

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2.1 Click on New Resources.

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2.2 Complete each fields as indicated below:

A) Name: The title of the resource shared.
B) Description: This is the resource itself or a description of the resource if it is attached as a file or if a link to an external resource is shared. There is only one font size offered in the description. However, it is possible for the program administrator to format it in Microsoft Word with a font and size of their choice and then cut and paste the new format in the description box.

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C) Link: To share a link to an external website.
D) Resource: Click Choose File to attached a file.
E) End Time: Select an end date/time from the calendar only if you wish to make this resource available for a limited time.
F) Image: Upload an image from your computer to add to this resource. This is optional but recommended. 
G) Category: Select a category for the new created resource (as thought in step 1).
H) Select custom fields: If you created custom fields for your users' profiles, you can make a resource available for users that have made a specific selection on the custom field. In the example below, the resource is to be made available only for users that selected "he/him/his" in the "Pronouns" custom field. This feature is optional.
I) For user type: Select the role for which the resource has been created. Only the roles selected will be able to view this resource. 

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Each field is duplicated for a French translation and is labelled with the word "French". i.e. Description French, Link French etc.. The use of the translation fields is optional.

Additional Information - Formatting the Body of the Description

Use the bar at the top of the description box to format your text with bold, italic, point forms, add hyperlink, images etc....

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2.3 Click Save to finalize. 

 

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2.4 The newly created resource now appears under the "Researches" category created earlier. 

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2.4.1 Program administrators can click on "Edit" or "Delete". Mentors and mentees will not have that option unless given the permission. 

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2.5 When mentors and mentees click on the resource, this is what they see (with the example build in this article).


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