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How to use and create reusable content

Here we describe how to create content using the content type Reusable content and how to add that to your page as a component. The use of this content type is restricted only to specific editors in the learning services.

How to use the "Reusable content" component

  1. Add the component ”Reusable content”.
  2. Click ”Select content”.
  3. Select the content you need. You can filter contents shown using title, author, and reusable content type.
  4. There are several categories for the reusable content type (to aid filtering), in FI/SV/EN:
    • ARTS
    • BIZ
    • CHEM
    • ELEC
    • ENG
    • SCI
    • Yhteiset (Common)
    • Tohtorit (Doctoral)
  5. To filter contents, start typing to the reusable content type field. Drupal will display the types found. 
  6. Note that you can’t mix languages! If you’re creating content in English, you can only include reusable contents in English. You can’t find content in other languages.
  7. Once you have found the right content, tick the box on the left and click “Select content”.
  8. Only people in LES with the user role Reusable content editor can create/edit these texts. You cannot edit the text on your page at all, it will be displayed exactly as it is in the reusable content.
  9. If needed, you can add a title to your reusable content component (check first that the reusable content doesn’t already have a title). You can format the heading either as heading 2 or heading 3.

 

How to create content using the "Reusable content" content type (so-called "bank text")

Only people in LES with the user role Reusable content editor can create/edit these texts. You cannot edit the text on your page at all, it will be displayed exactly as it is in the reusable content.

  1. Sign into aalto.fi. Click the grey "Content" button in the upper left hand corner.
  2. Click the blue “Add content” button.
  3. Select "Reusable content".
  4. Add a title. It will only appear for editors adding a reusable content component to their pages (but will not appear on the content itself).
    • Title should be: School-year-description of the content
    • E.g. BIZ-2020-2022-Graduation
  5. Select the ”Reusable content type”. This will categorize your reusable content to this type. It helps in grouping this content and makes it easier for editors to find the correct content. Content types:
    • ARTS
    • BIZ
    • CHEM
    • ELEC
    • ENG
    • SCI
    • Yhteiset (Common)
    • Tohtorit (Doctoral)
  6. Create the contents of your reusable content using components. All the content created here will be visible to users as it is, once an editor has added your reusable content as a component to their page.
  7. Publish the content after it is finished.

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