Firefly 6

Creating your first page

Create your very first Firefly page.

Pages in Firefly can be used to inform students about projects, give more background for different subjects, create assignment templates and collect feedback. In this section, you'll learn how to create a basic page using texts and images so you can reach students and send them the information they need right from Firefly. Even the most simple pages are well formatted and visually appealing using Firefly's tools.

  1. In the main navigation bar, choose Resources then select the section you want to add a page to.
  2. Select Create.
  3. Enter a title.
  4. Choose a template. In this example, we'll be using Plain.
  5. Select Done. Your page is created as a draft.
  6. Add some text. You can type in directly into the editor, or you can copy text from another document and paste it in.
  7. Format your text. Select a word or paragraph, then choose a formatting option from the editor toolbar. The formatting drop-down has some nice styling options to help structure your content. You can also choose the bold or italics icons to add extra emphasis.
  8. Add an image. You can do this by dragging and dropping an image from your computer, or via the Image component in the editor toolbar. In this example, we'll be using the drag and drop method. Find the image you want to use in Windows Explorer or Finder then simply drag and drop it onto the page.

    All elements on the page have a blue border, and the thick grey lines show where your image can go.

  9. You can add videos by copying and pasting the URL directly into Firefly.
  10. Save your work:
    • If you want to make the page public, select Publish.
    • If you want to keep working on it later, select the arrow next to Publish and choose Save Draft.

Your page is saved. To make any further changes to it, simply select Edit Page.

What's next?

Once you've created your content, you can collaborate with your students or colleagues. 

Learn more

Create rich, engaging content and pages within Firefly. The Pages & content section has complete descriptions of each page type and layout, including blogs, forms and revision tests. Once you're comfortable with the page types, you can enrich your pages with audio and video, images, files and polls. To take your pages to the next level, including adding formulae or making creative blogs.

Try it out!

Make your own page to use as resource in your class or attach to assignments as a reference for students. You can either create a new resource or bring an existing resource into Firefly. To get more comfortable with creating pages, try out the following suggestions: 

  • Find your section or subject in the Resources menu.
  • Choose a topic to write about.
  • Create a page on your topic, trying out the following features:
    • Add images or a video.
    • Write descriptive text or copy and paste from resources you already have.
    • Add links to relevant online sources.
    • Use the options under the Formatting menu.
  • Save the page as a draft or publish it when you're done.