If you prefer, here’s a 5-minute Video tutorial.
When you login, you’ll arrive at your Dashboard, which displays all the articles you’ve submitted, and their status, e.g., Approved, Pending, Declined. It’s also where you can Delete any article you no longer want to appear in the library. (On your first login, you’ll see a message saying you have no files to view.)
You can click on any article title to review it.
Click Add Document
You’ll see a blank Add Document screen
Enter Title and Summary
1. Enter your article’s Title
2. Enter a Summary that explains your article and motivates lawyers to read it.
Tip: If you intend to enter a number of articles (as we hope you will), you may find it helpful to create a spreadsheet in which you’ve already prepared the handful of content categories you’ll need.
Here’s an example from mine:
When you enter Tags, to avoid duplication, as you type you’ll be prompted with existing tags. To use the existing Tag, click on it, not “Add Tag.”
Use “Add Tag” only if you’re creating a new Tag, where no prompt is offered:
Enter Quiz questions and answers
One of the reasons we suggest creating your Q&A beforehand is that it’s easier to enter them in the Dezurve fields.
Click the green + symbol to create fields for the total number of questions you’ll enter. In this case, we have five questions, so we create five fields.
Choose Q&A Format
From the Type dropdown, choose what kind of Q&A you’ll post.
Tip: To save time, use Fill in the blank, which lets you quickly lift a statement from your article and substitute blank space(s) for a keyword or expression, which is the answer. I tend to make the blank space the same number of characters as are in each word of the answer, to make it easier for the lawyers to locate the intended answer.
The intent is for the lawyers to refer to the article, get the answer right, feel successful, and desire more learning. Dezurve’s purpose is to measure activity and commitment, not test performance. We’re interested in repetition to support learning, not testing in the traditional sense.
Enter Questions and Answers
You’re welcome to enter these any way you choose. However, I’ve found it easier and faster to create the Q&A beforehand, then copy and paste all the questions at the same time, before entering any answers:
Then, copy all the answers from your source at once…
...paste them into the first Answer field…
...then cut and paste them one at a time into the correct fields. The answer numbers from your source make it easy to correlate Q’s and A’s. Delete the leftover numbers, and you’re done:
Attach and Submit your article
Drag and drop your PDF into the Content field, then click the green Submit Content button.
If the Submit Content button isn’t green, that means you’ve left a field blank.
After a successful submission, you’ll see your article displayed. Use the vertical elevator to view the entire article to make sure it’s correct:
Add another document
Scroll to the top of the page and click Add Document.