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Your myUMBC Group must have its Access setting set to Open or Closed in order for your content to be pulled into your site.

Note: that there may be a delay of up to 30 minutes from when you post/edit content in myUMBC until it is shown on your site.

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myUMBC Group News and Events can be shown on pages in your site or in a sidebar widget list as part of a myUMBC Content widget.

To show a formatted list of myUMBC group News or Events using the myUMBC Content Widget:

  1. Once familiar with how to add a widget to your site, add the myUMBC Content widget to a Widget Area.
  2. The "Group" dropdown includes myUMBC Groups your site has recently added. If the myUMBC Group you want to use is not in the list, select "Add New Group", type in the myUMBC Group Token, then click "Add".
  3. Once a myUMBC Group is selected, pick the Section you wish to include content from.
    1. You can optionally specify tags, which filters the content shown to items containing at least one of the specified tags.
  4. Select how many items you want displayed in the list.
  5. Click the "Save".

To include News or Events created by a myUMBC Group on any page of your site:

  1. Edit the page on which you wish to include content created by a myUMBC group.
  2. Select the "myUMBC Group" option from the UMBC Content section.
  3. The "Group" dropdown includes myUMBC Groups your site has recently added. If the myUMBC Group you want to use is not in the list, select "Add New Group", type in the myUMBC Group Token, then click "Add".
    1. (see: What is a myUMBC Group Token?) if you need help with finding your group token.
  4. Once a myUMBC Group is selected, pick the Section you wish to include content from.
    1. You can optionally specify tags, which filters the content shown to items containing at least one of the specified tags.
  5. Save the page.

Customizing your News and Events Feed page:

Once you have created a page to display your myUMBC content, you can adjust the settings and details for how it is displayed.

  1. Edit the existing news or events page and go to the section labeled "UMBC Content" in the lower-right corner of the editor.
  2. At the bottom of the section is a new area called "Content Preview." In it you will be able to control exactly how you want your myUMBC content to be displayed. A description of each option is as follows:
    1. None: Shows only the title, date, and image (if available).
    2. Short Summary (default): Displays the title, date, image (if available), and an excerpt of the post content as a summary.
    3. Full Post: Shows the entire post content on the page.
  3. You can control the amount of posts you want displayed on the page using the Posts Per Page section.

TIP: When displaying the full content of a post, it is recommended to show no more than five posts at a time from the Posts Per Page section.


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