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Explaining the options in your School Settings menu



This tutorial will go over each of the options listed in the School Settings menu on your iHigh.com site.

School Name



This is the full name of your school. This text is also used throughout iHigh.com to reference your site when an article, photo, or video is posted.



School Address



This is the street address of your school. This address is also used on your home page right column Location widget, powered by Google Maps.



School City



This is the city in which your school is located. This is also used on your home page right column Location widget, powered by Google Maps.



By default, new users become



This is your default access level given to iHigh.com users that sign up to this school. Choose Affiliates if you want users to be read-only, and Contributors if you want them to be able to add content to this school site.



Articles displayed on home page



This is the maximum number of articles you want to display on this school's iHigh.com home page. You may choose any number between 4 and 25.



School Merchandise Module



This is your preferred merchandise vendor. The selected vendor's widget will show up in your iHigh.com school home page's right column. If you wish, you can disable the vendor widget altogether. You can choose between the following options:

Rotate Vendors: Will rotate between Prep Sportswear and Field House
Prep Sportswear: Displays only the Prep Sportswear Merchandise graphic
Field House: Displays only the Field House Merchandise graphic
Disabled: The School Merchandise Module will not appear on your home page



Athlete display block



This allows you to disable/enable the right column Athlete Block on your school's iHigh.com home page.



Media and Article Comments



This allows you to disable/enable the ability of users to comment on articles, photo galleries, video clips, and video/audio broadcasts.



Viewers Can Skip Broadcast Pre-roll



This allows you to disable/enable the ability to skip the school's custom pre-roll on broadcasts.



Broadcast Chat



This allows you to disable/enable the ability of users to chat during live video/audio broadcasts. The chat window will show up in the right column of broadcasts while they are live.



Google News Listing



This is allows you to disable/enable the Google news feed on your iHigh.com school home page. The Google news feed continually associates all news articles that are found (via Google News) regarding your school, and displays them on your iHigh.com school home page. Each news article is linked to the originating media partners website for full text viewing.



Left Media Links On Top



This allows you to choose the location of your static iHigh.com media links (on your site's left navigation bar). Enabled displays the media section of navigation above everything else, Disabled displays it below everything else.



Open Block in Middle Column



This allows you to enable the middle column open content block on your iHigh.com school home page. Once enabled, you can Edit the content of the open block from your home page. If disabled, there will not be middle column open content block.



Right-Click on Large Photos



This allows you to disable/enable the ability to right-click on photo gallery images. If disabled, users will not be able to right-click and download photos. If enabled, users will be able to. Note: This does not absolutely remove the possibility of someone capturing your photo content.



Left Games Menu



This allows you to disable/enable the Games menu from your iHigh.com school site's left navigation bar. iHigh.com occasionally launches competitive online games for fun and/or prizes. Feel free to disable this menu feature if you prefer your site not be associated with these games.



Home Page Module Order



This is your iHigh.com school home page middle column module display order. Select which module you would like to move up/down, then click on the Move Up or Move Down button to move that item up or down the list.



Right Column Module Order



This is your iHigh.com school home page right column module display order. Select which module you would like to move up/down, then click on the Move Up or Move Down button to move that item up or down the list.



Countdown Widget Configuration



The iHigh.com technical staff recently added a Countdown Widget in your School Settings tools. The Countdown Widget is an easy and eye-catching way to promote an important upcoming event at your school or organization. The Widget is incredibly simple to set up with only three easy steps.

  1. Enter your Countdown text
  2. Enter the time of the event
  3. Enter the URL you want to direct your fans toward



Step 1 – Enter your Countdown text

First, you must login to your school site with your Adminstrator login information. Then click on "School Settings" in the Administrator Menu.



Scroll down to the "Countdown Widget Configuration" section. First, we'll look at the "Countdown Text" entry field. This is your countdown module text. Once populated, a countdown module will display on your school's iHigh.com home page, with this as the event you are counting down to. Example: Football Kickoff!



Step 2 – Enter the time of the event

This is your cowntdown module time. Once populated, a countdown module will display on your school's iHigh.com home page, with this as the time you are counting down to. Example: August 7, 2010 17:30

Note: The date/time must be in the above format, with the time being in 24 hour format.



Step 3 – Enter the URL you want to direct your fans toward

This is your cowntdown module URL. Once populated, a countdown module will display on your school's iHigh.com home page, with this as the URL that users will be directed to if they click on the countdown text, such as an article previewing the event, or the live broadcast of the event.

Example: http://yourschool.ihigh.com

Note: The URL must be a fully qualified URL, with http:// in front of the web site address.



Now scroll down to the "Save Settings" section and just click on "Save."



You will then be redirected to your home page, and you will now see the Countdown Widget on the right side of the page.



External Site Integration



Google Analytics Code
This is your Google Analytics ID Code. From the Google Analytics site, when provided the full javascript include, simply find the ID number (example: UA-18073065-1) and copy/paste it here. iHigh.com will then report site traffic to your own Google Analytics account.



Twitter Username for Twitter Feed
This is your Twitter Username. Once you have populated this field,twitter module will show up on your home page's right column. In this module, you will find the twitter feed from the provided username.



HighSchoolSports.net ID for Schedule of Events
This is your HighSchoolSports.net ID. Once populated, your HighSchoolSports.net weekly schedule will be displayed on your iHigh.com school home page. To find your school's ID, go to www.highschoolsports.net and search for your school and click on it. In the address bar, find the school ID which is immediately following the "schoolid=" text. Select only the ID portion (example: KY403836283) and copy/paste it here.



Save Your Settings



When you finished adjusting your School Settings, just click the "Save" button at the bottom of the list.