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UtellStory Tutorial

Table of Contents:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Starting a Slideshow
  3. How to Edit Your Slide
  4. How to Share Proper Link
  5. How to Share
  6. How to Embed and Share Utellstory on WordPress

 

1. Getting Started:

  • To create an account, click “SIGN UP” at the top right corner of the page.
  • Check off the “FREE FOREVER’”choice.
  • Sign up with  or without Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, you must provide basic personal information and email address.
  • A confirmation email will be sent to your email account to activate your UtellStory account.
  • If you already have an account, simply sign in.

UTELLSTORY: HOW TO LOGIN/SIGN UP (Video tutorial)

2. Starting a Slideshow:

  • Click “Tell a Story.”
  • Click “Add Slide.”

UTELLSTORY: HOW TO CREATE A SLIDESHOW (Video tutorial)

 

3. How to Edit Your Slide:

Add an Image Slide

  • You can add a photo to a slide from your computer, web or Flickr account.
  • From your computer: You can select multiple images to upload. (JPG and PNG files only. Maximum file size is 10MB.)
  • From the web: Copy the URL from your image. To find your image’s URL, you can right-mouse-click on the image, choose “Properties,” and copy the image address.
  • From Flickr account: Type in the search engine the image you would like to add to the side.

Add a Video

  • You can add a video from Youtube or Vimeo by copying the video’s URL link.
  • Paste the link in the search engine and click “Add Slide.”

Add a Caption

  • After you add a picture or video, you can add a caption to that slide.
  • Click on “Edit Slide” at the top left corner of the page.
  • Type your text to the slide. (Max. 1500 characters)

Add Music to the Full Slideshow 

  • To add music to the full slideshow, go to the far right and click “BACKGROUND AUDIO.”
  • You can upload audio or record audio. (System supports MP3 files. Max. upload file size is 6MB.)
  • If the song is not the same length of your story, you have the option to loop the audio by checking off the box.
  • Choose the file and click “UPLOAD.”

Add Audio to Individual Slides 

  • To add audio to an individual slide, click on “Slide Audio” at the top left corner of the page.
  • You have the option to record your audio or upload already recorded audio.
  • To record audio, click “RECORD.” Click “STOP” to stop recording. (You can record up to 60 seconds of audio. Existing audio will be replaced.)
  • Click “PLAY” to listen back to what you recorded. 
  •  If you are finished: click “INSERT.”

UTELLSTORY: HOW TO EDIT YOUR SLIDE (Video tutorial)

 

 

4. How to Share Proper Link

 

 

5. How to Share

UTELLSTORY: HOW TO SHARE (Video tutorial)

UTELLSTORY: HOW TO EMBED AND SHARE UTELLSTORY ON WORDPRESS (Video tutorial)

 

Examples from utellstory.com:

Extra resources:



Free Music resources

 

http://freemusicarchive.org/

 

http://www.collaborativemediacenter.org/royalty-free-music-and-stock-footage/

StoryMap JS Tutorial

  1. Getting Started
  2. How to Add a Slide and Image
  3. How to Add Title, Caption, and Credit

 

STORYMAP JS: OVERVIEW

1. Getting Started:

  • Go to the StoryMap JS website. For this website, you need to have a Google account.
  • Click on “Make a StoryMap Now” (at the top of the homepage).
  • Sign into your Google account.
  • To create a new project, click on “New.”
  • StoryMap will give you the option to choose whether your StoryMap will be either “Map” or “gigapixel.” For now, choose “Map.”

STORYMAP JS: HOW TO GET STARTED (Video tutorial)

2. How to Add a Slide and Image

  • To add a slide, go to the slide bar located at the left side of your project.
  • Next, click on “Add Slide.”
  • To rearrange the order of your slide, select a slide, click and hold the slide to then move it in any order you please.
  • To add an image, go to the media section of the project located on the bottom-left of the page.
  • You can insert an image by inserting an “Image URL” at the url bar under”media. However, your image must be a JPEG file– otherwise, the image will not be presented.
  • Another way of inserting image to a slide is by clicking on “Upload an Image”. Again, this image must be a JPEG file. You are also able to insert a video from a video hosting (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo etc).

To use a JPEG image online:

  • Right-click on the image and select “Copy Image URL.
  • Return to your project and select “Slide Options.”
  • Paste your image url into “Background Image.” You may also set your uploaded images as a background image.
  • To add color for the backgroun, go to “Background Color.”

STORYMAP JS: HOW TO ADD AN IMAGE (Video tutorial)

STORYMAP JS: HOW TO ADD A BACKGROUND IMAGE AND COLOR (Video tutorial)

3. How to Add Title, Caption, and Credit

  • To add a title in each slide, you must go to “Headline.” If you want to type a sub-headline, then you can insert your text under “Headline” in the text-square above “Slide Options.”
  • To add a caption for images, go to “Caption.”
  • If you want to add credit for inserting any image/video, go to the “Credit” section.