UC Slideshow is a custom widget developed by UITS to create basic image slideshows for your homepage.
Using UC Slideshow
Use the Add Images button to select up to 5 images from your media library. If you haven’t yet added the images to your media library, cancel. Look for Media > Add in the main system navigation, upload your images, and then return to Add Images.
If you’d like text to appear with the image, fill in the ‘Caption‘ field.
To add a link, paste a web address into the ‘UCS Link‘ field, and the entire image will be clickable. For example: http://aurora.uconn.edu/
To change the order of the slides, click and drag the thumbnails along the bottom of the window.
As you select an image, you’ll see a checkmark appear in the top right corner of the thumbnail. To remove the slide, click the checkmark again.
Formatting Your Images
If you don’t crop your images, they may not fit quite right into your slideshow.
Depending on which section you place your slideshow in, the maximum width and height will change. If you want a simple rule, just clip your images to the ‘Full Width’ measurements below. That will also give you the greatest degree of flexibility in deciding where to place things.
|Homepage Column Type||Width (px)||Height (px)|
* If you save it at this size, it will size down correctly to any of the other configurations. If you’re not sure what layout you want to use, sizing your photos to these dimensions is a good option.