Work

One of the benefits of creating a profile is the ability to add work to attach to your profile.   The work feature allows you to showcase, promote and share artwork you have created during your time at Emily Carr University.   There is no restriction to the number of works you can upload to the site and they can be removed by you at any time.  A work can consist of:

  • a series of images
  • a single audio file
  • a single video (hosted on one of the supported sites)
  • a series of PDF files
  • or any combination of these media types.  

Creating work

Becuase work is displayed in the context of your profile, you must establish a profile before you can add work to the site.   Once your profile is created, navigate to your profile page (a "My profile" link is available in the top right of every page once you have logged in), select the "work" section from the side menu under your name, then select the "Add +" () button below the header area.

Once a work is added, it is displayed within the work section of your profile.  Work is ordered from newest to oldest based on the creation year your provided in the “Media / Year / Creator” section of the work editor. 

The work editor consists of the following fields:

  • Title
    The title of the work.
  • Images
    An unlimited number of images in either PNG, GIF or JPEG format.   Each image must not exceed 8MB in size and a minimum of 512 pixels in width.   There is no restriction on height.   Once uploaded, the site will resize each image to present in a slide show area.  Images can be reordered using the arrow icon.
     
  • Video
    One video file may be used to represent your work.   The video must be hosted externally on one of these supported sites (archive.org, Blip.tv, Dailymotion, Google, Revver, UStream.TV, Vimeo,  or YouTube).  To add a video, enter the video URL or an associated “embed code”.  
  • Files
    An unlimited number of documents can be uploaded with your work.   The files must be in either TXT, RTF or PDF format and be no larger than 8MB in size. 
  • Audio
    A single audio file in MP3 format no larger than 20MB in size.
  • Media/Year/Creator and Ordering
    For each work, you must specify the media used to create the work, a creation year and a list of individuals who contributed to the work.   Your name is automatically added to the “Created by” list, but you may enter other names as well if the work was a collaborative piece (e.g. Jane and Joe Smith).   The order of your work, by default, is determined by the media creation year.   Should you want to change the order of work, you can enter a number in the "order weight" field which will be used to order the work instead of the media year.   
  • Description
    A description of the work.   The editor for the description section supports simple styling.   If copying and pasting content from Microsoft Word, use the “Paste from Word” button () which will clean up hidden styles used by Microsoft Office.
  • Alternate Icon
    When displaying your work in a list, the site will attempt to create a default icon from the various media you have uploaded.   If you prefer to use your own icon, you can upload one here and customize it using the cropping tool tool.
  • Work tags
    “Tags” are used by the site to interrelate work, people (interests) and courses (course tags, see below).    Work tags consist of a comma separated list of terms describing the work. These terms will be used by the site to link create “Related work” and “Related people” blocks that share these same tags (e.g. painting).
  • Related courses (Students/Faculty only)
    If you are an instructor who has taught courses in the past, or a student who has completed a course at Emily Carr, the Courses section of the work editor will display your courses.   If the work you are creating is related to a particular course (e.g. an assignment or project) you can select the course from the list displayed.   Courses selected here act as a type of “tag” and allow the site to display your work along with other work from the selected course in a “Related work” section on the main course description page for that course.    
  • Creative Commons License
    The Creative Commons system gives you the ability to dictate how others may exercise your copyright rights in relation to your work.   It’s a relatively simple system, and most of the time the default settings are sufficient “All Rights Reserved”.   For more information, please visit the Creative Commons site.