Please note, this tutorial video references "resources" which have no been renamed "content".
Content circles on Sutra are containers for general content and learning materials. This can include zoom recordings, lesson plans, video links, worksheets, glossaries, just to name a few examples. Content circles help you organize and present information in an accessible, modular, and customized way.
To get started, click on the parent circle where you would like to create the content circle. Once in the parent circle, click on the New circle button on the top right.
In the pop-up window, give a name to the content page that you're adding. Keep in mind that you can always change the name later. You can enter a description that can be viewed on the About tab of the circle. Select the Content tab so that it's highlighted in blue. Click on "Create circle".
You'll see your main parent circle updated with the new content sub circle. It is also visible on your left sidebar navigation menu. Click on the sub circle to add your content.
There are two ways of structuring content. You can make a stand-alone page, much like a webpage or blog post. The second way is to create a series of pages that are listed sorted by topic. We'll walk through creating the stand-alone page first, then we'll move onto creating a series of pages that are nested under topics.
Creating a stand-alone Content page
Start by clicking on the Edit page button.
A pop-up window will open up a text box for you to add content to this page. You can add and format text, upload images and files, and embed videos. Here I've loaded an image and some text. Once you are done uploading your content, click the Save content button.
You will see that your content has been uploaded to the Resource page.
The content sub circle can now be accessed from the main parent circle and from the left sidebar navigation.
Adding Resources with nested pages
The second way to add and organize content in Sutra is to create a collapsable section with nested topics. This is a great option if you're offering a progression of content, such as on a weekly schedule or learning goals that build on each other. Nesting topic pages also allow you to organize a variety of content in one place, such as organizing video recordings, articles and more. Let's create a new Content sub circle to get started.
Navigate back to the parent circle and click on New circle. Next name the content sub circle and create the circle
Once your content sub circle is created, click on the blue New resource button in the upper right hand corner.
In the pop-up window, name the topic under which your pages will be nested. For example, this content sub circle is called "Writing Assignments." Our first topic is "Week 1 - Materials and Assignments." Click on the green Save topic button to create the resource topic.
You'll notice that the resource topic is in a light gray bar. Beneath the topic is the resource page you've just created. The Add page link is below that page. Click on the Add page link to create an additional resource page. This time we'll upload a video.
In the pop-up window, add new content. When you're done adding content, click on the Save page button.
The new resource page will be visible beneath the topic. Let's add another page. Click on the Add page button beneath the page you've just created.
On the next page, upload more content. For this example, we'll upload an image with an article.
After you've saved the page, you'll notice that it is located beneath the previous page you've created. Let's make another topic so we can get a full feel for how this Resource sub circle functions.
Click on New resource again. Then name the topic. Click on Save topic. Once you've returned to the Resource sub circle add another page or two by replicating the process above. When you've finished adding pages, you'll see how the pages are nested below each topic.
The topic links can hide and reveal the pages. Click on one of the topic names to hide the pages.
Resource topics and pages can be moved if you'd like them to be in a different order. To move a topic up or down the list, click on the up and down arrow on the right side of the topic or page.
There are additional features to the Resource sub circle to help you create and organize your content. Click on the three ellipses or dots on the right side of the topic bar.
The dropdown menu allows you to do the following: unpublish a page, edit publish settings, change the topic name, and delete the topic.
Unpublish can only be applied to topics that have a page. The resource topic and pages will still be in the managers's view, but it will be hidden from circle members until published.
Publish settings allow you to schedule the publication of your resources. For our example, each week could be published on a set date rather than being available all at once.
Edit topic allows you to rename the topic. There are additional options that you can explore in the Resource sub circle advanced to tutorials.
Delete will delete the topic and its pages permanently.
Additional examples of how to work with Resource sub circles and advanced Resource settings will be available in the advanced tutorial sections on the Sutra Support page.