How to Use Author
At Codecademy, we use Author to create and publish content on a user-friendly interface. In these onboarding slides, you'll learn how to use our in-house content management system, Author. Please complete the following tasks:
To get started, you must gain access to Author.
- Your organization's Account Manager needs to log into Codecademy and visit the business admin tool.
- Once in the business admin tool, your Account Manager can grant access to Author with the role of either "Team Member + Author" or "Account Manager + Author".
- When your access is granted, you will receive an invitation (via email) to join your Codecademy team. Accept this invitation.
- Visit https://author.codecademy.com/ to log into Author and get started!
Now that you're logged in, it's time to get acquainted with Author's UI:
|Use the Home icon in Author to navigate back to the Author homepage.|
|Use the Search icon in Author to find specific content with keywords and filter results.|
|Use the Browse icon in Author to browse all the practice content created and published.|
|Use the Create New icon to create a new content item draft. Remember, each new content item must have a unique slug!|
On the Author homepage, you'll see that you can toggle between a view of recent open drafts and items that you've favorited.
If you run into any issues using the Author tool, please inform your Account Manager.