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Digital Measures General Tutorial - Adding and Editing Information

Digital Measures is a tool used as a teaching, research, and service report generator. This tool also feeds faculty information to department websites and soon About.IllinoisState.edu sites.

This tutorial describes how to add and edit information within Digital Measures.

Adding & Editing Information

Website Citation

Entries on the Contacts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research, Intellectual Contributions/Publications, or Presentations screens can be displayed on department and college websites. To create or edit these citations follow these steps:

  1. Edit the entry by clicking on the text under the Item list.

  2. Type your citation, as you would like it to appear on the website, into the Citation box (Figure 1).

  3. Pasting text into this field is not recommended. Please use the citation generator (see section below entitled Citation Generator) if you wish to copy and paste.

Figure 1:
A screenshot of the citation editor.
Image description: A screenshot of the citation editor.

  1. When you are done click [Save] at the top of your screen.

Citation Generator

Alternatively, you may use a citation generator to assist you:

  1. Browse to http://casit.illinoisstate.edu/editor/

  2. Type or copy and paste your citation.

  3. Use the font-style buttons provided to format as necessary (Figure 2).

Figure 2:
A screenshot of the font editor.
Image description: A screenshot of the font editor.

  1. Once you are finished formatting, click on [Source]; the bold, italicize, and underline buttons should now be unavailable. Copy the formatted citation to your clipboard.

  2. Return to Digital Measures and paste your newly formatted citation into the Citation field.

  3. When you are done click [Save] at the top of your screen.

Education & Other General Information

  1. To add or edit information to your faculty profile, click on the category you wish to edit. For example, if you want to add something about your education, click [Education], located under the General Information category (Figure 3).

Figure 3:
A screenshot of the General Information tab within Digital Measures.
Image description: A screenshot of the General Information tab within Digital Measures.

  1. To add a new item, click [Add New Item] (Figure 4) and fill out the required fields.

Figure 4:

A screenshot of the
Image description: A screenshot of the “Add New Item” option within Digital Measures.

  1. To edit an item, click on the text under the Item list.
  2. To delete an item, click on the box to the right of the item you wish to delete and click the trash Trash Icon. Click [Delete] when the pop-up window appears.
  3. When you have finished filling out all the required fields, you may click [Save] to go to the main menu, or you may click [Save] > [Add Another] to add an addition item.

Courses

  1. Under the Teaching category, click [Scheduled Teaching and Curricular Development].

    • Note that courses are automatically added at the beginning of each semester; however, you can manually upload another course by clicking [Add New Item] at the top of the screen.
  2. Click on the title of the course that you wish to edit, and fill out the required fields.

  3. When you are completely finished, click [Save].

Upload a Syllabus

  1. Under the Teaching category, click [Scheduled Teaching and Curricular Development].
  2. Click on the title of the course for which you wish to upload a syllabus.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and find the syllabus for this course.
  4. Click on [Choose File]. Locate your syllabus, and then click [Open].
  5. When you are completely finished, click [Save].

Office Hours

  1. Under the General Information category, click on [Personal and Contact Information].
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and in the field labeled Office Hours, update your office hours.

Photo

You may upload a photo to be used as your faculty profile picture:

  1. Under the General Information category, click on [Personal and Contact Information].
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for Photograph, located last on the list.
  3. Click [Choose File], locate the picture you wish to use as your profile picture, and then click [Open].
  4. In order to save the picture, click [Save]. You will be redirected to the main page.

Important: Images display best with with a width of 160 px and height of 200 px, and are exactly 72 pixels per inch. An image cannot be smaller than 160 x 200 px, or larger than 333 x 500 px.

For help resizing images, follow the tutorials below:

Microsoft Paint: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/apps_windows_10-photos/how-to-crop-resize-and-enhance-a-photo-in-windows/7570cba9-e3e4-4b01-8d37-dcb4aa3ff769

Mac OS Tools: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5936?locale=en_US

My website information didn’t change after I updated it in Digital Measures

If you have recently updated your profile (for example, if you changed your photo), it can take up to 6 hours for the website to reflect that change.

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