Connecting the Community
As E-Learning Heroes, you know the value in connecting with fellow course course creators. Whether it’s for quick help, free assets, or just to bounce ideas off one another, there’s something magical about getting together with like-minded people.
That’s why we’re asking for your help in building out the E-Learning Heroes Community Map.
Using Google My Maps, you can add your name and city to the shared community map. You can also visually browse the map to discover community members who live in your area.
Supporting Local Articulate User Groups
You’ve probably noticed a lot of activity in the community around Articulate user groups. We know how important it is for users to connect online as well as with local users.
That’s why we’re helping to connect users based on their general area. After we get 10 people in the same area, we’ll connect you so you can get your local group going.
Google My Maps is simply another way we can help community members connect.
Check out the short video tutorial below to learn how you can add your own name and city to the community map.
Note: Don’t add your home address to the map! We’re only interested in your hometown or city.
Here’s a quick video tutorial of how you can add your name and city to the community map. I also included written directions below.
Step 1: Sign Into Google
You can view the map without being signed in, but you’ll need to sign in to edit the map and add your information.
Step 2: Open the E-Learning Heroes Community Map
Once you’ve logged in to Google, open the E-Learning Heroes Community Map.
Step 3: Search for Your City
Using the search field, type in the name of your city. From the drop-down menu, select the city option that best matches your location.
A new pin will automatically be added to your map:
Step 4: Add Your New Pin to the Map
To add your pin to the map, Select the pin and click Add to Map.
Step 5: Edit Your Pin to Include Your Name and City
After you’ve added your pin to the map, you’ll find a new placemark at the bottom of the maps panel.
Since some users will live in the same city, it’s best to select the placemark from the left maps panel to ensure you’re editing the correct placemark.
In the pop-up box that appears, click the pencil icon to edit the placemark’s details.
Click in the Name box to add your name. If you’d like to include links to your E-Learning Heroes profile, personal blog, or social media sites, add the url in the Description box. Click save to save your placemark.
Share the E-Learning Heroes Community Map
Please feel free to share the community map in your user group meetings, on social media, or with anyone you feel would benefit from connecting with fellow community members.
Thanks again for sharing and participating in this e-learning community geolocation activity!