Your Profile

Introduction

Welcome to the Showcase website help page. Here you will find information, tips and guidance on completing your student profile. Click the links in the navigation side bar to be taken to the section you need.

About You

The Showcase site is designed to share a full spectrum of creative practice – your work as an individual and as a collaborative practitioner.

There are two ways to share your projects – individual and collaborative. This approach allows you to share your individual practice as well as your individual contributions to larger team-based work (e.g. films, productions, performances, exhibitions, cooperatives, group publications).

Your projects may include course-related work as well as independent practice. This is your space to curate.

Your Name

Enter your name as you’d like it to appear as a heading.

Personal Statement

You may approach this as an artist statement, bio, or personal manifesto. Use this space to share your motivations, intentions, significant achievements (eg awards, fellowships) and aspirations as a creative practitioner – in 150 words or less.

For tips on writing your bio / personal statement go here https://go.uwe.ac.uk/showcase2020padlet

Thumbnail

Your Profile Thumbnail is used to identify your profile on the main pages of the showcase website. It is not shown on your profile directly.

If you do not select a thumbnail, it will default to grey. We do not recommend using headshots for your featured image.

Image dimensions: 1800px by 1800px

Max file size: 1Mbs

Placement example shown below:

help_Student_PROFILE-PICTURE

Upload an image that you’d like to use as a featured image. We suggest selecting a strong piece of work, or an image that best represents your personal practice.

This will be pulled through to the featured artwork section on your student profile.

Image dimensions: 2200px by 1200px

Max file size: 3Mbs

See placement example below:

help_Student_COVER-PHOTO

Student Profile Header - Featured Image

Contact Details

Personal Professional Website

Please enter your website address; it will be represented by text, so we do recommend that you secure your own domain name. For tips on domain names and curating your own site, go here: https://go.uwe.ac.uk/showcase2020padlet

Personal Professional Email Address

Please enter the email address you use professionally. If you have your own domain name, we recommend that you use it to reroute your email for a more consistent professional appearance.

Social Profiles

Select up to four social channels/platforms to share on your profile. If you do not use social media, you may choose to leave it blank.

Upload Your Work

The Showcase is designed to flexibly accommodate a wide range of work.  In this section, you can upload up to six pieces or projects; supported media formats:

Images (.JPG, .PNG, .PDF)

Audio (.mp3, .wav)

Video/moving image (YouTube/Vimeo URLs)

PDF (.PDF file and a .JPG cover)

Your images will be compressed for optimisation, but we recommend that you resize to 16:9 aspect ratio, and use appropriate file naming conventions.

For tips on preparing your materials - including your own portfolio website and social media -  go here https://go.uwe.ac.uk/showcase2020padlet

Alt Tags

For all media items uploaded ensure you complete the Alt Text field in the media uploader. Alt Texts are a short description of a media item which improves the website's accessibility and searchability.

Media Types:

Images

The Showcase is designed to accommodate a wide range of work 

Dimensions:

Landscape: (w)2200px by (h)1200px - Aspect ratio: 16:9

Portrait: (w)1200px by (h)2200px - Aspect ratio: 9:16

Square: (w)1200px by (h)1200px - Aspect ratio: 1:1

Formats: .jpg, .png

Max file size: 3Mbs

Audio

Audio files will be displayed as a media player. If your audio work accompanies visuals, we recommend you consider uploading a link (Vimeo / YouTube)

Formats: .mp3, .wav

Max file size: 5Mbs

Video

Video work can be shared by linking to your video on YouTube and Vimeo. Simply copy the shareable URL link to your video on Youtube or Vimeo and paste it into the Video URL field on the showcase dashboard. See screenshots below.

(If you’d like to share a private link to your work, we suggest you upload a still and use caption text directing viewers to contact you via email/social icons so you can send privately.)

Formats: Youtube or Vimeo URLs only. You cannot upload videos to the Profile Dashboard.

You must use the video URL from Youtube or Vimeo, not the Embed code.
See screenshots below for reference. 

Vimeo Link
Youtube Link
PDFs

PDFs can accommodate a wide range of materials - ideal for sharing print-based work such as posters, multi-page publications, sequential storyboards, sketchbooks, and much more. Interactive PDFs can also be accommodated.

PDF Cover Image

This image will be displayed as the cover for your PDF file. For example, if you’re sharing a book or publication, you might have a still of it open on a surface. Once clicked, your full PDF will open in a separate tab for easy viewing.

Image size: 2200px by 1200px.

Max Upload Size: 3Mbs

Supported formats: .jpg .png

PDF File

In this field, you can upload your work as a PDF file. This file will be accessible by clicking the PDF cover image on your profile.

Max Upload Size: 5Mbs

Supported formats: .pdf

Piece Title

A piece title. You may also choose to leave this field blank or “Untitled”.

Caption

Done well, captions can give powerful insight into your work and practice. Alternatively, you may wish to leave these fields blank if you prefer a caption-free aesthetic.

Project Tags

We’ve developed a flexible selection of tags based on disciplines, media, materials and genres. These tags can be used alone or together, eg: “production” + “design”, “art” + “direction”, “lighting” + “design”. This approach is to encourage browsing and discovery across programmes, and underscore the collaborative interdisciplinary practice.

Publishing Personal Profile

  1. Click “Save” in the sidebar to save your profile.
  2. Once you’ve saved your work, click “Preview” to review your profile page.
  3. If you’re ready for your profile to go live, switch the Profile Visibility toggle to Live. If you’ve still got work to do, leave the toggle in Draft.
  4. Your profile will be published on the Showcase site upon approval/review from programme teams.

Collaborative Projects

Introduction

The Showcase website supports a range of content types which can be connected to your student profile via Tags. Use this area to showcase collaborative projects such as films, productions, performances, cooperatives, exhibitions, and publications.

For COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS, please nominate one person to lead on the development and upload of the Showcase content.

All tagged collaborators will be contacted via UWE email / showcase interface to accept the Collaboration into their personal showcase feed. Collaborative Projects will also appear in the COLLABORATE section of the Showcase site.

If your practice doesn’t include collaborative projects, then this area will not appear on your Showcase profile page.

Dashboard and Publishing

From the collaborative projects dashboard you can create and manage your collaborative projects. For a collaborative group project, please nominate one person to lead on the development and upload of the Showcase content.

Click ‘Add New Project’ to begin creating a new collaborative project. Remember, only one person can lead on the development and upload of a collaborative project.

Once you’ve created and saved a project, you can come back to this page to edit, preview or delete the project. As well as controlling the visibility of the project on the public Showcase pages using the Project visibility toggle.

About Project

Project Name

Enter the project name as you’d like it to appear as a heading.

Project Statement

You may approach this as a collective artists’ statement, bio, or project manifesto. Use this space to share the motivations, intentions, significant achievements (eg awards, fellowships) and aspirations as a creative practitioner – in 150 words or less.

For tips on writing a bio / project statement go here: https://go.uwe.ac.uk/showcasepadlet

Cover Photo / Featured Artwork

Upload an image that you’d like to use as a featured image. We suggest selecting a strong piece of work, or an image that best represents your personal practice.

This will be pulled through to the featured artwork section on your student profile.

Image dimensions: 2200px by 1200px
Max file size: 3Mbs

See placement example below:

Project Thumbnail

Your Project Thumbnail is used to identify your project on the main pages of the showcase website. It is not shown on your Project directly.

If you do not select a thumbnail, it will default to grey. We do not recommend using headshots for the featured image.

Image dimensions: 1800px by 1800px
Max file size: 1Mbs

Placement example shown below:

Project Collaborators

Tag other students who have collaborated on a project. You can do this by entering their @uwe.ac.uk email address and their role in the project.

Once a collaborative project has been approved and published by Showcase admin team, all tagged collaborators will receive an email notifying them about the tag. Collaborators must ‘Accept’ the tag if they wish to be linked to the project.

If they decline the tag, they will not be connected to the collaborative project and it will not display on their profile. You can manage your connected content from the Tagged Content page of the Student Dashboard.

Contact Details

Project Professional Website

If the project has a website, you can enter the website address to display on the project page. It will be represented by text, so we do recommend that you secure your own domain name. For tips on domain names and curating your own site, go here: https://go.uwe.ac.uk/showcasepadlet

Project Professional Email Address

If the project has its own email address, you can enter the email address to display on the project page. If you have your own domain name for the project, we recommend that you use it to reroute the email for a more consistent professional appearance.

Social Profiles

Select your preferred social channels/platforms to share on the project page. If you do not use social media, you may choose to leave it blank.

Upload Project Work

The Showcase is designed to flexibly accommodate a wide range of work.  In this section, you can upload up to six pieces or projects; supported media formats:

Images (.JPG, .PNG, .PDF)

Audio (.mp3, .wav)

Video/moving image (YouTube/Vimeo URLs)

PDF (.PDF file and a .JPG cover)

Your images will be compressed for optimisation, but we recommend that you resize to 16:9 aspect ratio, and use appropriate file naming conventions.

For tips on preparing your materials - including your own portfolio website and social media -  go here https://go.uwe.ac.uk/showcase2020padlet

Alt Tags

For all media items uploaded ensure you complete the Alt Text field in the media uploader. Alt Texts are a short description of a media item which improves the website's accessibility and searchability.

Media Types:

Images

The Showcase is designed to accommodate a wide range of work 

Dimensions:

Landscape: (w)2200px by (h)1200px - Aspect ratio: 16:9

Portrait: (w)1200px by (h)2200px - Aspect ratio: 9:16

Square: (w)1200px by (h)1200px - Aspect ratio: 1:1

Formats: .jpg, .png

Max file size: 3Mbs

Audio

Audio files will be displayed as a media player. If your audio work accompanies visuals, we recommend you consider uploading a link (Vimeo / YouTube)

Formats: .mp3, .wav

Max file size: 5Mbs

Video

Video work can be shared by linking to your video on YouTube and Vimeo. Simply copy the shareable URL link to your video on Youtube or Vimeo and paste it into the Video URL field on the showcase dashboard. See screenshots below.

(If you’d like to share a private link to your work, we suggest you upload a still and use caption text directing viewers to contact you via email/social icons so you can send privately.)

Formats: Youtube or Vimeo URLs only. You cannot upload videos to the Profile Dashboard.

You must use the video URL from Youtube or Vimeo, not the Embed code.
See screenshots below for reference. 

Vimeo Link
Youtube Link
PDFs

PDFs can accommodate a wide range of materials - ideal for sharing print-based work such as posters, multi-page publications, sequential storyboards, sketchbooks, and much more. Interactive PDFs can also be accommodated.

PDF Cover Image

This image will be displayed as the cover for your PDF file. For example, if you’re sharing a book or publication, you might have a still of it open on a surface. Once clicked, your full PDF will open in a separate tab for easy viewing.

Image size: 2200px by 1200px.

Max Upload Size: 3Mbs

Supported formats: .jpg .png

PDF File

In this field, you can upload your work as a PDF file. This file will be accessible by clicking the PDF cover image on your profile.

Max Upload Size: 5Mbs

Supported formats: .pdf

Project Title

A project title. You may also choose to leave this field blank or “Untitled”.

Caption

Done well, captions can give powerful insight into your work and practice. Alternatively, you may wish to leave these fields blank if you prefer a caption-free aesthetic.

Project Tags

We’ve developed a flexible selection of tags based on disciplines, media, materials and genres. These tags can be used alone or together, eg: “production” + “design”, “art” + “direction”, “lighting” + “design”. This approach is to encourage browsing and discovery across programmes, and underscore the collaborative interdisciplinary practice.

Publishing Collaborative Work

  1. Click “Save” in the sidebar to save your project.
  2. Once you’ve saved your work, click “Preview” to review the project page.
  3. If you’re ready for the project to go live, switch the Project Visibility toggle to Live. If you’ve still got work to do, leave the toggle in Draft.
  4. Your project will be published on the Showcase site upon approval/review from programme teams.

Tagged Content

The Showcase website supports a range of content types which can be connected to your student profile via Tags. This content includes: Collaborative Projects, Publications, Stories, Events, Exhibitions, Films and more.

Any content that you have been tagged in on the Showcase website will appear in your Tagged Content Dashboard. From here you can control your connection to the content by either Accepting or Declining the tag using the drop-down menu in the table.

If you accept a tag, your name and student profile will be connected to the content. If this content is a collaborative project, publication, story or event, it will be displayed at the bottom of your student profile.

If you decline the tag, your name will not appear on the content, and it will not be displayed on your student profile. Content authors will not be notified about your choice in accepting or declining the tag.


Share Content

The Showcase website supports a range of content types which can be connected to your student profile via Tags. This content includes: Collaborative Projects, Publications, Stories, Events, Exhibitions, Films and more.

To share content, visit the Share Content dashboard and complete the submission form for the content you wish to publish.

All content submissions are moderated by the Showcase admin team to ensure consistency across the website, so please ensure your content is ready to be published before you submit the form.

If there is a problem with your submission, you will be contacted by the admin team for clarfication. You will receive an email notifying you when your content has been published to the Showcase.


Changing Your Password

You can change your password at any time on the Change Password section of the Account page.

Visit this page by clicking the link below, or click Account in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

http://showcase-stage.uwe.ac.uk/account/password/


Removing Your Account

To remove your account and data from the UWE Showcase website visit the on the Delete Account section of the Account page.

Visit this page by clicking the link below, or click Account in the navigation menu at the top of the page.

http://showcase-stage.uwe.ac.uk/account/delete/

If you are having trouble removing your account contact your course leader who will be able to assist you in removing your account from the Showcase website.


Additional Help & Support

You can find a fantastic array of resources to help you curate and show off your work in the Showcase Support padlet site,

https://uwe.padlet.org/showcase/2f90osa9ix6bft62

Your Project Support Assistants and course team are also on hand to support you. If your questions have not been answered here, contact Student Project Coordinators on where to find further guidance.