With so many upload options and buttons, it often gets confusing on what to upload and where. This post will serve as an introduction to what file formats we support and where to upload. Images, Embeds and Files are all covered in this post.
Rhino, Illustrator, Unity or other files that need to be uploaded and shared within a studio should be attached. This allows other users to quickly download content you want to share.
This post serves as a transition from the old to the new slide editor. It will highlight the main differences and main improvements made in the new iteration of the slide editor. Lastly, it will be a broad overview of the differences, to see much more in-depth information on what the new editor has to hold, check out the information in the Guides and Documentation tabs of this studio.
While it is much more convenient to create content inside the NuVu Slide Editor, sometimes work from other websites (such as Google slides) needs to be shown. Using the embed feature, we can easily add content from these websites.
If you're working out of google slides, follow these steps.
The NuVu Platform was created to support student documentation and collaboration. It acts as a digital sketchbook, learning management system, and presentation and portfolio tool.
What makes our platform different is that it is centered on visually-based media and content, and designed specifically for studio-based teaching and learning.
A studio-based teaching environment is highly dynamic, with different phases and parts of projects happening simultaneously and also at their own paces. The platform is a tool that provides a structure for that process while also being flexible. Instructors can clearly communicate the intent and resources of the studio, and students can access and engage with these resources as needed.
Teachers can post assignments, create project folders and generate interactive content for students. Our dynamic studio structure allows for any and all types of learning to be accomplished. The platform is where teachers guide students through the iterative and design based learning process.
Students can post the progress of their work on regular intervals and the platform allows students to easily share ideas visually and quickly through the upload of images from their phone, which becomes super critical as we all become more adept at virtual teaching and learning. The platform is where students document their process through the posting of sketches, photographs, design research, and writing. Students can collaborate virtually with their classmates, even though they are not in the same physical location.
The platform also allows for commenting and feedback from coaches, outside reviewers or experts, and student peers. For example if you had a practitioner expert that was on a review panel, they could comment directly on students’ work and provide feedback on the platform.
Studio culture is an important part of the architecture school experience, and the platform aims to support this culture through the open sharing of work. Students and faculty can see work from any student, or any studio, across the platform, and comment and engage with that work.
At the end of a project or term, students can use the platform to present their final work.
This work can also be shared publicly with peers, potential employers, media outlets, or community partners.
Assignments and Where I Post Them
Before our discussion of assignments and where to post them, users should familiarize themselves with Navigating within a Studio. The basic layout of a studio that will be referenced in this post is highlighted there. Please take a minute to review this layout. We will be using a studio with the layout: Feed, Info, Resources, Assignments, Projects.
Often times in a Studio, the question arises: Where do I post my work? The answer isn't always clear without help from an instructor. In this post, we will be talking through some scenarios and where to post work for each.
Documentation of project work is arguably the most important type of work to know how to post. First, navigate to the Projects tab and then into your individual project. As highlighted in the slideshow above, once inside your folder you will see a few tabs. In our example, we have: Updates, Precedents, Portfolio, Writing each made for housing different type of posts. Let's go over each one and what work is posted in them:
Updates Tab (Assignment Folder)
Outside of a Project Folder, the majority of a student's posts will be posted in an Assignment Folder. Throughout a Studio, students will complete a variety of assignments. All of this work should be documented on the website, but a question arises: Where do I post it? For each assignment, a folder should be created in the Assignments Tab. Inside of each of these folders, there will be at least two tabs. In our example there is: Prompt and Updates. Prompt is used by instructors to introduce the assignment while Updates is used by students to post their work that is related to this assignment.
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