Card Author Guide

Template & Features

Showcase your content with design elements!

Use this guide to add tags, lists, headers, an eye-catching summary, and more to your card.

Quick Tips

As you create or refine your card, keep these factors in mind:

  • Write for your audience. You're sharing your work for others to use and adapt. Include details and explanations.
  • Avoid acronyms and course names. Remember that others outside your institution need to understand your card. 
  • Redact those names! Student names, that is, on the artifacts you upload.
  • What makes you click? When you're searching for content, what gets your attention? Use the same tactics on your card!

Basic Information

Title, Summary, Description, Featured Image, Engineering Disciplines, Card Category, Tags & Keywords

Card Title 

Your title is one of the first opportunities to draw people into your card. 



Think of how Google returns search results with a brief line of description. Use this field to write an equally brief, catchy summary of your content. 



Add different headings, bulleted or numbered lists, links, and other design elements! This expandable box comes with a Rich Text Editor to make your content visually appealing and scannable. 

Have a lot to include? Don't forget to insert paragraph breaks.

CURIOSITY: What do we mean?

Tip: For best results, either type in the Description box from scratch, or paste information only from a text editor like Notepad. This will eliminate errant formatting that will show adversely when you (and others) view your card. 

Featured Image

Engineering Unleashed provides a selection of stock photos. However, the best image you can use is one that is directly tied to your content. If you can use an actual image from your class or project, even better.

Tip: Rectangular photos that are wider than they are tall will work best.

The Journey to the Top: Board Game to Instill Entrepreneurial Mindset

Engineering Disciplines

Choosing the best disciplines for your card can help people find it in search. 

Select up to 3 disciplines that best align with your content.

Or pick one of the 1-click options:

  • Does your card cover all the disciplines, including non-engineering? Choose “Comprehensive.”
  • Does your card cover all engineering disciplines - and only engineering disciplines? Choose “All Engineering Disciplines.”


Card Category

Choosing up to two categories for your card helps frame it for others as they search.


What context does your card fit into most? 

Campus & Outreach. Your card contains resources to communicate about entrepreneurial mindset (EM) to faculty on campus, such as book studies and faculty guides. 

  • This category also includes cards related to implementation strategies that a campus has used. These can have an external focus and communicate EM to the community, K12, or even industry audiences. 

Classroom & Courses. Your card shares resources, activities, and examples of EM within the classroom context.

  • These can include teaching resources, individual activities, entire courses, or approaches to bringing EM to students within a classroom setting. 

Co-Curricular & Extra Curricular. Your card can be shorter activities that could work in a club setting, but might also include write-ups of student organizations that focus on EM or hackathon/design sprints, or even EM speaker series.

Engineering Unleashed Resources. These cards are general resources that connect to the community and mission. 

  • Examples include branding guides, card templates, and how-to guides for Engineering Unleashed. 

Professional Learning. Do you have tips, techniques, or examples of how faculty can grow professionally with EM? Cards in this category are focused on sharing faculty development approaches, professional development resources, or other items connected to faculty professional growth and development. 

Workshops & Events. Cards in this category are connected to events like the KEEN National Conference as well as techniques for how to showcase EM with a workshop or at an event. 

Tags and Keywords

Tags supplement your card's other fields, plus can help people find your card in search.

Enter words and phrases that describe your content and approach, such as:

  • active learning
  • student engagement
  • statics
  • icebreakers


Tags have 'type-ahead." If the tag you're entering already exists in the system, it will appear for you to select.

Tags are case-sensitive. For example, if "Getting Started" as typed already exists in the system, typing "getting started" in your card's Tag box will update to "Getting Started."

You can delete your tags. Changed your mind about a tag, or misspelled one and need to enter it again? Simply click the X next to the existing tag on your card.

Tags and Disciplines work together. When you choose your Disciplines, you don't need to include the same keywords in your Tags. This is because both Disciplines and Tags are searchable items.

  • For example, if you selected "Engineering Education" as a Discipline, instead of also adding "engineering education" as a Tag, use the Tag field to add other aspects of your card instead.


Authors, Editors, References & Acknowledgments, Change Log


When you first create a card, add yourself as the author. Then add any additional authors you wish.


All authors will be able to edit the card, submit the card for review, and use the Author Notes section for private chat. All authors will be listed on the card publicly.


You can also add any editors you wish to your card. Like authors, editors can edit the card, submit the card for review, and use the Author Notes section for private chat.


Editors will not be listed on the card publicly.

References & Acknowledgments

Add citations, colleagues, links, and other acknowledgments, one per line.


Change Log

This log records changes such as Created, Updated, and Published, and by whom.


Educational Outcomes

Learning Objectives, Instructor Tips, Entrepreneurial Mindset, and Complementary Skillsets.

Learning Objectives

Use this box to list outcomes and objectives that someone using your content should be striving for.

Tracking Human Body Motion - Let's Get Moving!

Entrepreneurial Mindset

Which of the three Cs - Curiosity, Connections, and Creating Value - best fit your card? 

Select your Cs, and then add pertinent How, Why, & What details.

Student Worksheets for Value-Driven Design

Complementary Skillsets

Select skillset aspects from Design, Opportunity, and Impact.



Folders, Related Cards, Related Groups


Upload presentations, lesson plans, activities, photos, student artifacts*, and even short movie clips in the folders! You can also paste in links to other sources, such as books or websites. 

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Folders are unlimited and expandable. If you have different groupings of content, such as research or activities, you can organize and present your resources in as many folders as you like.

*Reminder: Redact student names on artifacts.

Related Cards

Does your card align with or reference other cards on Engineering Unleashed? Add that card in your Related Cards section.

CURIOSITY: What do we mean?

Start typing the title of the card in the Item Name field, and the system will search for and find the card for you.

Like Folders, Related Cards folders are unlimited and expandable. If you have different sets of cards you want to reference, you can organize and present them in as many Related Cards sets as you need.

Related Groups

Does your card align with or reference a group on Engineering Unleashed? You can link it to that group in the Related Groups section.


Start typing the name of a group and the system will bring up all possible selections. 

Author Notes and Card Review

After you save your card for the first time, two additional sections will appear for you to use in the Card Edit screen.

Author Notes

Author Notes sit at the very top of your card. All authors and editors of the card, as well as the community managers, will be able to use and see this section to send private messages.


You will receive an email notification that an Author Note is waiting for you. 

Author Notes do not appear on the published view of the card, only within the Card Edit screen.


Get your card reviewed at any stage - draft or published! 


Engineering Unleashed card reviewers receive training to assess your card and give constructive feedback. You can collaborate with them as you work on your card. 

  • All authors and editors on the card can choose to submit the card for review. 
  • The review is conducted within the card's Edit screen.
  • The review is visible only to the card's authors and editors, the reviewer, and the community managers.
  • You do not need a review before publishing your card.

Find out more about this complimentary service.

Ready to author a card?