The myPortal accordion works very similarly to page content with its use of the text editor. It functions as an accordion does, opening using the plus button and closing using the minus button.

This content type can be used on both the public site and on myPortal. Accordions are helpful when presenting several topics of information in succession, allowing your audience to select the topics that interest them.

Creating myPortal accordion

To add a myPortal accordion to a page, complete the following fields:

Name: Name the piece of content. This will help you recognize the piece of content in TerminalFour. The name of the piece of content will not show up on the website.

Title: Give the piece of content a title. This will show up on the website.

Main body: Enter the text you'd like to see on the website here. While adding or editing page content, you'll notice a toolbar above the main body field. This is the text editor. 

A screenshot shows the text editor, which allows users to format text and upload images to a piece of content in TerminalFour.

You can use this to format text (adjust alignment, bold or italicize a word, add headings to a webpage), add an image from the Media Library, add internal or external links and more. Learn more about formatting and the text editor.

Content moderators must keep accessibility in mind when formatting page content. Accessibility is "actively designing, developing and creating content in such a way that it does not hinder any person from interacting with the website" (Source: Web Access Initiative). As an educational institution, EVMS is required by federal law to adhere to accessibility standards. As a content moderator, you are responsible for helping keep, myPortal and any web apps that are used by EVMS audiences accessible.

Learn more about accessibility.

Once you have filled in the appropriate fields within the content type, click "Save and approve" at the bottom of the page to make the content live.

A .gif shows how to save and approve a piece of content in T4.

myPortal Accordion

Can include links, bullets, numbered lists, headings and other formatting.

The first accordion on a webpage is set to open automatically in some page layouts.

Here's what a second accordion looks like in the context of multiple accordion modules.