BCMobile - Modifying Content

BCMobile - Modifying Content

About

This article covers modifying your library's content in the BCMobile Content Management System (CMS) and is intended for MSC libraries that purchased an app template, specifically the staff who will be responsible for administering their library’s template.


What is Content?

Content includes all the media, links and documents you include in the app, either as a tab or scheduled to your channel (a.k.a. Library Information) page.
On the Content page you will see a folder that includes all your saved content. As the overall app manager, the MSC administrators can see the content added by all creators. To keep things tidy, we encourage you to use your library name at the front of each of your added items so they sort together. For example, you might call a link to your Novelist page MTSC: Missoula Public Library – Novelist.

Adding Content

1. Select CONTENT from the main menu.
2. Click Add new Content.
Add new Content button on Content page

3. Choose the content type you would like to add, e.g. Live Web Page. The Add Content page is nearly identical for each content type. Images, video, and PowerPoint allow you to upload a file. Plain text includes an option for entering basic text.
Add Content page
Files may take a few minutes to encode depending on the file size. You can check the status by going to Tools on the main menu and selecting Encoder Summary.

4. Enter a name for the content using the naming conventions mentioned above. For example, MTSC: Missoula Public Library – While We Are Closed.
Live Web Page content with name, URL, and published title fields highlighted

5. Enter the Web URL, if applicable.

6. Give the site a simplified, Published Title like, While We Are Closed.

7. Under Advanced Settings, you can choose a thumbnail image to use with your scheduled content. The optimum size is 200 x 200 pixels. Skip this if you plan to use the content on a tab.

8. Leave the other fields unchanged.

9. Click Create.

10. On the next page, you'll have the opportunity to schedule your new content to display on a channel (your Library Information page) or to cancel and save your content to use for a tab.

Scheduling Content

1. After clicking Create on the Edit Content page (step 9 of Adding Content), you'll be sent to the scheduling page.

2. Enter the date range for your scheduled content using the format DD/MM/YYYY (or use the calendar widget).
Edit Schedule page that displays after creating content

3. Decide if the content should show in the app:
  1. Always - every day all day.
  2. Every Day - every day during a set time range.
  Show Every Day option
  1. By Day - certain days and times.
Show By Day option
The variety of scheduling options allows you to show content like storytime announcements or curbside pickup reminders on particular days.

4. Choose the channel(s) you want to schedule your content on.

5. Click Schedule.

6. You will be returned to the Edit Content page. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.

7. The link will appear in the app on your channel (Library Information page) under your library's contact info.
Scheduled content displayed in the app at the bottom of the Library Information page
You'll need to Reload the app on your phone to immediately see the changes. Otherwise the changes will be visible after a few hours. Go to the menu bar > Preferences > Reload.

Adding Content to Use with a Tab

1. After clicking Create on the Edit Content page (step 9 of Adding Content), you'll be sent to the scheduling page.

2. Click Cancel at the bottom of the page. You'll be returned to the Edit Content page.

3. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.
For more information about adding content to a tab, see BCMobile - Modifying Mobile Apps.

Modifying or Deleting a Schedule

1. Select CHANNELS from the main menu.

2. Choose the channel with your scheduled content.

3. From either the Active Schedule or All Schedules tab, find the schedule you want to modify or delete.

4. To modify the schedule, change the dates or schedule type on the schedule page.
Edit Channel page with schedule highlighted

5. Click Save at the bottom of the Edit Channel page.

6. To delete the schedule, click the red x to the far right of the schedule line.

7. On the Remove Schedule page, click Delete.
You also have the option to modify or delete a schedule by going to CONTENT and editing the content item. The schedule will be at the bottom of the Edit Content page.
Option to modify or delete a schedule from the Content page

Removing Content

1. To delete the content and any associated schedule, select CONTENT from the main menu.

2. Find the content item in the list.

3. On the far right, click Delete.

4. On the Remove Content page, click Delete.
If you accidentally delete content you meant to retain, please open a help desk ticket. Solus can retrieve deleted data before the first of the month.
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