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Getting Started

You can manage your organization's essential contact information, create a listing, and update listings you have already created through the provider form.

Using the form

The form saves as you click the "Next" button.

Fields with a red border are required, and you will encounter an error if you leave them blank or exceed the character limit.

When you are finished creating your listing, you can simply close the browser window with the form - everything is saved!  501 Commons staff will publish your listing after they review it for completion.

Creating a Listing

Listing description

Catalog visitors search for listing by format, location, and general subject using the check-boxes on the search page.  They can also search by text for specific keywords.

In Search Tips for Learning Connections, we encourage visitors to consider how they learn best when they are deciding between different learning opportunities.  We identified some of the main approaches to learning along with keywords and phrases to seek so a visitor can assess which opportunities listed will lead to the strongest personal growth.  Refer to Approaches to Learning to see what words and phrases we recommend, and include them in your listing's description if it is designed with a specific learning approach in mind.

Similarly, for visitors particularly interested in developing leadership skills, we offer an introduction to different approaches to leadership along with associated keywords and phrases.  Refer to Approaches to Leadership and incorporate the language we suggest into your listing's description when appropriate to make sure interested visitors find your listing.

Interested in learning more about approaches to learning and leadership?  Read the Literature Review compiled by partners in the Leadership Development Project.

Subject and subject focus

While the curriculum of a listing may touch upon many different subjects, limit yourself to the top three subjects to help visitors quickly find the listing that best fits what they need.  Review all subjects and their areas of focus to help you decide what best applies to your listing.

Text Formatting Options

You can use the simple markdown options below for your listing's description.

Headings

Headings are constructed by starting a line with "# ":

# This Will Be a Heading

Emphasis

Italics and boldface are generated by surrounding text in single or double "*" symbols, respectively:

*This text will be italic*

**This text will be bold**

*You **can** combine them*

Lists

Unordered

All types of lists must be preceded by a blank line:

* Item 1
* Item 2

Sublists are also supported:

* Item1
* Item2
  * Item 2a
  * Item 2b

Ordered

Lines beginning with a number instead of a * character will be rendered as ordered lists:

A numbered list:

1. Item 1
2. Item 2
3. Item 3
   1. Item 3a
   2. Item 3b

Links

For links, place the text you want to act as the link in [brackets], followed by the URL in (parentheses). For example:

[Visit Google!](http://www.google.com)

will render as Visit Google!

Blockquotes

Quoth the raven:

> Nevermore.

will be rendered as:

Quoth the raven:

Nevermore.