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A playlist is a central organizing component of H2O. Playlists are user-created collections of content, such as:
You can easily utilize playlists in multiple contexts, for example, by adding one playlist to another, or by cloning another user's playlist to get your own copy of it.
In H2O, the icon for a playlist is this symbol:
Tip: If you're taking a course that uses H2O, bookmark the URL of the top level playlist's page. Doing so ensures that you're view the most up-to-date version of the class materials.
Viewing a playlist
To display an example of a playlist, go the the Music & Digital Media textbook located here.
Example of a Playlist:
On this screen, you see all the chapters for the textbook, such as "I. Orientation." Each chapter is another playlist or subplaylist.
Expanding and reading a playlist
To expand a playlist and see its content, click the small wedge that appears like a triangle on its side.
To contract a playlist, click the small wedge that appears like an upside-down triangle.
You can also click directly on a playlist's name to open that playlist in its own window.
Expanding and Contracting a Playlist:
Creating a new playlist
To create a new playlist:
Editing the description of a playlist
To edit the description of a playlist, make sure the you are signed in. Navigate to the desired playlist and click the "Edit Playlist Information" link:
H2O displays a window that is similar to the Add a New Playlist window.
Adding Content to a Playlist
You can add any public content or any private content that you own to a playlist. To do so, you can either use the Add button or the drag-and-drop option.
1) Using the Add button to add content
The Add button allows you to add content you're currently viewing to a playlist.
To use the Add button:
You can also add content to a playlist by dragging and dropping items into it.
To add an item by dragging and dropping:
Cloning a playlist
H2O enables you to clone an existing playlist. Your playlist clone carries over the original author's edits, but allows you to change those edits as you see fit. H2O designates the original author as Original Creator - this designation enables users to see the changes over time to a particular playlist.
How to clone
This is the old version of the H2O platform and is now read-only. This means you can view content but cannot create content. If you would like access to the new version of the H2O platform and have not already been contacted by a member of our team, please contact us at email@example.com. Thank you.