Instructions for Uploading Climate Change/Global Warming Projects to

OpenLab Project Site


Everyone will be putting their Projects on this site, your Bio class and Prof. Fraad’s ENG1101 classes. The “how to” is simple, but if you have problems, email

  1. You must have an Open Lab account.
    1. Go to Open Lab, either through the Quick Links on the City Tech home page, or by using this link: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/
    2. To sign up, you must use your City Tech email address.
    3. On the Home Page for Open Lab, you’ll see a box on the left hand side that says “Join OpenLab.” Click on Sign Up, and fill out the requested information. You should get an email that says you’re signed up.


  1. To find the Project Site, you can do one of several things:
    1. Using the Open Lab site:
      • On the top navigation bar, click on Projects.
      • A new page will open. In the Find a Project box, go down to Search (it will say “Enter keyword”) and type: FYLC.
      • Two FYLC projects will pop up. Click on the one that says FYLC – Biology & Composition, FA2016.
      • That will take you to the Home Page for the Project.
      • Click on Visit Project Site to get to the site itself.
    2. You can also simply type in this url to get to the Project site directly: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/fylcbioengfall2017/
    3. In either case, you must be signed in on OpenLab in order to do any editing or uploading.


  1. To create a page for your project:
    1. To get to the Dashboard where you can create the page:
      • Find the little + sign on the top navigation bar on the Project site page.
      • Hover over it, and a drop-down box will appear.
      • Click on Page to go to the Dashboard to create your page.


  1. On the Dashboard:
    • Give your Project a Title.
    • Use the big box for your project itself. It works pretty much like Word. I strongly recommend you copy and paste your presentation using the little clipboard with a T on it, and then do things like adding images and links, and changing fonts, etc. A straight Copy-Paste from Word doesn’t hold the formatting very well.




  1. To add pictures, click on the Add Media icon that’s just above the area that lets you bold or italicize, etc.
    • You can upload whatever you want. After you select the media file, you’ll be taken to the Insert Media dialogue box.
    • In the Insert Media dialogue box on the right, you can change the size, choose where you want it aligned in the body of the page (left, right, center, none), or give it a caption.
    • When you’re ready, click Insert into page.
    • You’ll go back to the Dashboard.
    • Once your back on the Dashboard, you can click on the image itself. A little box will open above it that lets you change the alignment (especially if you don’t like where the text is showing up), do other editing tasks, or delete it.
  2. If you want to put a YouTube video on your page, go to YouTube, find the “Share” arrow under the video you want to use. Then copy the link code (it should already be highlighted). Paste that code onto your page in the Dashboard. It should embed it.
  3. You can also add links to other websites using the Link icon.
  4. Once you’re finished, look on the right:
    • Go to the Page Attributes box. In the drop-down box under Parent, select Climate Change Projects.
    • Now click on Publish. You will NOT able to see it on the Project site. Blain has to go in and update the Menu manually.
    • If you want to see what it looks like, click on Preview Changes. You can edit from here by clicking on the little pencil in the top bar, but when you’ve made the changes, be sure to click on Update (which takes the place of Publish).