Posting Content in the Mav Life App as a Department

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Question 

How do I post content in Mav Life as a department? 

 

Departments can post on Mav Life as a way to share content with the student audience, including news and events. Note: First, your department needs to be set up with a Service Page in Mav life and you need to have a Campus Cloud account. Don’t have one or not sure? Submit a ticket to get started

Overview 

 

Note: Departments should post their content in the designated News feed and content should be relevant to the student audience. 

 

Option 1: Post Via the Web on Campus Cloud Portal 

  1. Go to the Campus Cloud portal  

  2. Enter your email and password and click “Log In.”  (Your email is your University email address (usually FirstName.LastName@mnsu.edu) and the password is the password you chose when you set up your account.)

Screenshot of the Campus Cloud portal login page

 

  1. Click the “Community” tab in the upper left corner. Then click the “News” tab under Public Channels on the left-hand side.  

Screenshot of the Campus Cloud portal showing clicking on the Community tab and News button
 

  1. Make sure to switch from your personal account to the department account. Click on the drop-down arrow next to your name in the upper left corner. Click  “Select Host” and select the department you want to post from. 

Screenshot showing clicking on profile drop down in top left corner and selecting the department

 

  1. Type in the text box that says “Add some text to this post...” and upload any image(s) by clicking “Add Images” (square images are best, 1080x1080px). 

Screenshot of news feed showing a text box to type your post
 

  1. Click “Post” on the bottom right 

Screenshot of the Campus Cloud portal news feed with an arrow pointing to the "post" button in the bottom right
 

 

Option 2: Post on Your Mobile Device Via the App 

  1. Download the Mav Life mobile app from Google Play or the App Store if you haven’t already. 

  2. Open the Mav Life App and click “Log In"

Screenshot of the Mav Life homepage and the Log In button
 

  1. Log in with your StarID and password. 

Screenshot of the StarID login page
 

  1. Click the Feeds button (the center button) on the bottom task bar, then click the three dots in the upper left corner. Then click on the “News” feed. 

Screenshot of the Mav Life app showing clicking on the news feed icon on the bottom and clicking on the three dots in the left corner.  Screenshot of the Mav Life app showing clicking on the News feed​​​​​​​
 

  1. Make sure to switch from your personal account to the department account. Click on the 3 dots in the upper left corner and click the drop-down arrow next to your name. Under “Use As,” select the department you want to post as. 

Screenshot of the Mav Life app showing clicking on the three dots in the top left corner  Screenshot of the Mav Life app showing clicking the profile drop down menu  Screenshot of the Mav Life app showing the "use as" options​​​​​​​
 

  1. Click on the text box that says “What’s on your mind” in the center of the screen. Type your post and upload any images (square images are best, 1080x1080px). 

Screenshot of the Mav Life news feed with a circle on the text box that says "What's on your mind?"  Screenshot of the New Message screen in Mav Life showing an area to type a message and a button to add images​​​​​​​
 

  1. Click the “Post” button (shaped like a paper plane) in the upper right corner 

Mav Life new message screen showing the "post message" button shaped like a paper plane in the top right corner
 

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Article ID: 1021
Created
Wed 8/30/23 12:13 PM
Modified
Fri 6/28/24 2:08 PM

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