This WordPress Theme powers TRU Collector a site to allow collections of items (termed “collectables”) where contributions can be made without any logins. This is done by using a generic author account that is silently activated. The user never sees any sign of the innards of WordPress but can create posts for each collectable.
The options allow you to create a simple Upload and go mode, but you can also allow (and require or not), captions, a source description (maybe more than hey, I found it on GOOGLE) or a complete rich text editor, and choose a selection of licenses to apply.
Why TRU? I developed this initially while on a fellowship at Thompson Rivers University as one of a suite of SPLOT tools.
Since then many features have been added including options to use a rich text editor, enable user ratings, links to view by open license, and more.
See It In Action
- Animal Body Plans (for Biology 2290 at TRU)
- Brand Storytelling Ad Copy Layout, University of Oklahoma
- The Compendium of Bothersome Beasties from Coventry University is a tool for self-reflection and formative assessment.
- CogDogRoo Image Collector for Alan Levine’s Nov 2017 Workshops in Victoria, Australia
- EduHack Directory
- Fanny Central for collecting inappropriately captioned old images.
- GEOG 2221 Photo Collector collecting images from participants in TRU’s GEOG 2221 Course: Regional Geography of Canada
- Image Pool – used for TRU workshops on finding images on the web
- Imagery VISA 1101_01 collecting images from participants in TRU’s VISA 1110 Course: History of Art
- OER18 Photos photos for April 2018 conference in Bristol, UK.
- Oh No Not the Followers of the Apocalypse FOTA Images from David Kernohan
- OpemMed Album Open Images from OpenMed meetings
- Online Ecosystem Maps a gallery of maps created by students enrolled in the A202DMLL Module (Develop your Online Presence & Own your Web Domain) at Coventry University.
- OWLTECH Catalogue Open Web For Learning & Teaching Expertise Hub — a Catalogue of the Open Web: applications, platforms, techologies, or concepts
- SPLOT Collector – the development and very first site, stuff can and will break
- UDG Agora Image Pool used by University of Guadalajara faculty and students sharing media in the UDG Agora Project
- When I Needed Help Gallery an anonymous sharing of domestic abuse survival site
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