No matter what type of content you want to post on Symantec Connect, you use the Create Content feature and complete the same basic steps. For some types of content—such as videos—you must complete a few extra steps, but as you will see, the intuitive Symantec Connect interface guides you through the process.
To submit a video to be posted on Symantec Connect, complete the following steps. Please note that the video must be reviewed and approved before it is actually posted.
If you are not logged in or have not registered to be a part of the Symantec Connect community, you will instead see the Login or Register to participate tab in the top menu bar. If you are a member but have not logged in, click the Login link. If you have not yet registered, click the Register link to join the Symantec Connect community.
You can also select None, but Symantec Connect encourages you to select a video tag. Video tags help community members identify and select videos that provide the type of content they need.
Perform normal paste operations
Paste plain text
Paste from Word
Undo, or back out, an editing operation
Reapply an editing operation
Search for words or characters, matching case or entire word
Search and replace characters or words
Add photos or figures
Insert special characters
Other editing tools are available. Simply roll over each icon to view the associated tool's function.
You can also click the Switch to rich text editor link (which is under the Body field) if you prefer to use this type of editor. And if you want some tips about using HTML tags, click the More information about formatting options link.
The topics you select are used in two ways:
Specify if you want the video displayed on group pages.
Optionally, attach a file. For example, if you are posting a How to video, you may want to provide a file that includes the written instructions.
Optionally, attach a poll if you want to know what community members think about a related topic or idea. (To learn how to create a poll, see the "How to Create a Poll” article in Help Topics.)
Configure the workflow options.
Optionally, configure subscription settings . By default, you have a subscription for this video. If you want to unsubscribe, complete these steps:
Optionally, configure notifications. By default, Symantec Connect sends you a notification when updates are made to the video you create. (You can control if you are notified by an HTML or text-only email and how often the notifications are sent by clicking Account → Notifications in the top menu bar.) If you want to change this default setting, complete these steps:
Expand the Notifications option.
Clear the Do not send notifications for this update option.
Click Preview to check your content and the options you have selected.
The top of the Preview window shows how the video will be displayed once is it posted.
The bottom of the Preview window displays the window for creating the video on Symantec Connect. Make any adjustments needed.
If your content and selected settings are correct, click Save.
Video content is required to be approved by a community manager before it is published to the public. This process will take 5-10 days (depending on the complexity of the content itself). You will receive and email notification when your video is published.