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Thursday, April 21, 2016

In-Class Exercise: Create a Sample Newsletter

In class today, we'll practice using the Wix tool to create a practice newsletter using existing image, video and text content assets.

Here is what your final product will look like:
To start, you'll need to download the elements found at the following Dropbox link:
Next, you'll need to sign up for (or login to your existing) Wix account to access the ShoutOut newsletter creation tool:
Once you are ready with the media assets and the account, you'll be ready to create your first newsletter in class during our training session!

After your newsletter is ready for review, you can use the "Preview" button to see what it will look like on both a desktop and mobile device. Don't forget to use the "Test Email" link to send yourself a test email -- so that you can see what it looks like within your email client. 

(Note: Some email clients, such as your WSU email, will block email images by default. You should be able to retrieve the full email by clicking on the warning link that reads: "To help protect your privacy, some content in this message has been blocked. If you're sure this message is from a trusted sender and you want to re-enable the blocked features, click here.").

Once you are happy with your newsletter, you can proceed to save and send it to yourself. Note that the free version of ShoutOut limts your total newsletter creations to three per month! After our training session, this will be reduced to two more...so be careful not to use up your allocation to complete the exercise.