Thank you for signing up for an online course through Winslow Art Center! We love our message board system, most of the time it works great, but it has some quirks. Please look through these tips and tricks. If you encounter a problem that isn’t listed here there are instructions below on how to report an error happening in a message board.
How to post images in the message board: Click where it says “Share something with your group…” Type any text you want (optional). Click the small camera icon. Drag and drop files into the box to upload. Please wait for images to fully upload (see progress bar complete then red circle-X appears) before pressing the “Post Update” button. Recommended image resolution anywhere between 800 x 800 pixels up to 1800 x 1800 pixels will display well in the feed without taking too long to upload.
Portrait (taller than wide) format mobile uploads is rotating 90° in the message board: We thought this was fixed and test posts uploaded correctly, however it still seems to be happening sometimes. The easiest solution is to take a photo in square format and leave space to the right and left of your painting. Another option is to use your phone or tablet photo editing to rotate the picture 360° and save it, then upload. (I had to rotate mine three times, save it and then rotate one more time and save because my phone thought that four rotates = no change but it does seem to save which way is up after spinning it all the way around). A third option is to use a computer because this problem is related to encoding coming from some phones and tablets. It is also possible for site administrators to rotate sideways photos in the media library.
How to download images from the message boards: Images can be drag and drop downloaded from the message board feed (the first two or three images attached to a post display in the feed, but once there is a +1 or more those additional images can only been seen in the lightbox) Images can be downloaded from the lightbox by using the Download button at the bottom of the comments pane, however the comments pane does not properly fill in when more than one image is uploaded per post. We are recommending to instructors who have a lot of images to download to provide pdfs or zip files which can be downloaded easily in one click. We have filled out