The first few sections of a card include the Title, Summary, Description, Featured image, Engineering Disciplines, Card Category, and Tags and Keywords.
The title is your first opportunity to draw people into your card.
- Be descriptive, yet accurate.
- A title such as "The Journey to the Top: Board Game to Instill Entrepreneurial Mindset" conveys its content far more than just "Board Game" or "Entrepreneurial Mindset."
- Avoid using internal course names/designations. "CBE 255" may make sense for your curriculum, but your audience won't immediately associate with it.
What would make you click to see your card? Use this field to write a brief, catchy summary of your content.
This expandable box comes with a Rich Text editor so you can add headings, lists, links, and more to make your content visually appealing and scannable.
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.
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.
Rectangular photos that are wider than they are tall will work best.
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.”
Choosing the best disciplines for your card can help people find it in search - and use it!
What context does your card fit into most? Choose up to 2 categories to help focus your card for others.
- Campus & Outreach. Cards in this category typically contain resources to communicate about EM to faculty on campus, such as book studies and faculty guides. They can also include 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. Cards in this category share 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. Cards in this category 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. Cards in this category are general resources for the community. Examples include branding guides, card templates, or how-to guides for Engineering Unleashed. This broad category is meant for resources and tools that connect to the community and mission.
- Professional Learning. Cards in this category are focused on sharing faculty development approaches, professional development resources, or other items connected to faculty professional growth and development. Do you have tips, tricks, techniques, or examples of how faculty can grow professionally with EM?
- 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.
Choosing the best categories for your card can help people find it in search - and use your card for their context.
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
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.
A further note on Disciplines and Tags
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.