When you first create a guide, its status is Unpublished. Other CUL LibGuides authors can see what you've done, but no one else.
That means you're free to think, try different approaches, change your mind, make mistakes, and learn as you go without worrying that what you've done is out there for everyone to see.
When you're ready to get feedback, you can change the status of your guide to Private. It still won't be listed among the CUL LibGuides, but can be viewed by anyone to whom you give the URL: other librarians, faculty, friends, colleagues at other institutions, etc.
When you're ready to make your guide Public, there are several steps you need to take. For more on that and on changing a guide's status, see the Review & Publish page.
Email our team!
LibGuides Implementation Team
|Meredith Levin||H & H|
|Lauran Hartley||Starr East Asian|
|Gary Hausman||Global Studies|
The rest of these instructions are the same as "create a new guide."
Friendly URLs keep our guides findable, and are how we link course guides into the CourseWorks system. You must create a Friendly URL for your guide before you publish it.
You can create a guide Friendly URL by clicking on the pencil icon to the right of the existing guide URL.
You also have the option to create Friendly URLs for your Tabs/Pages.
Your guide title & description are the first things your users see when they see the list of guides on your site, so making sure your titles / descriptions are useful is very important!