Getting Started with Key Cards

How to enable and manage Key Cards in your Channels

Requirements

  • AVAIL Desktop 4.3 Preview Release or later
  • Must be an Editor on the Channel to enable/edit Key Cards
  1. What are Key Cards?
  2. How to enable and customize Key Cards on a Channel
  3. How to create a new Key Card
  4. How to remove Key Cards
  5. How to Show or Hide Channel Key Cards on an individual basis

What are Key Cards?

Key Cards provide a more structured browsing experience by grouping your content based on Tags associated to the content.

When enabled, Key Cards are dynamically created based on the Tags in your Channel. Channel Editors can decide what Keys they would like to have presented as Key Cards.

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Left Image: Channel with Key Cards.  Right Image: Channel without Key Cards

How to enable and customize Key Cards on a Channel


  • In a Channel, select the Key Card Editor button
  • Select the Key(s) that you would like to use as Key Cards. Use Ctrl + Click to multi-select.
  • The Flow panel lets you add, remove, and order the appearance of the Key Cards
    • Click Add Key to add a new Key
    • Click the Remove button to remove a Key. Removing all Keys will disable Key Cards for the Channel.
    • Click + Drag to order how the Keys are presented
  • Customize the appearance of your cards in the editing panel
    • Select to display cards as a Grid or Banner Layout 
    • Select, or multi-select cards, then edit the color and positioning of the Channel Name and background color
    • Or, add your own custom image to a Key Card (16 x 9 ratio)
  • Select Publish to confirm your changes. Refresh your Channel to see the changes.
Key Card Editor

How to create a new Key Card

When enabled, Key Cards are dynamically created based on the Tags in your Channel. 

Tags consist of a Key and Value pair (ex: Key = Color, Value = Blue). 

When you select a Key to be presented as Key Cards, it will create a Key Card for all of the corresponding Values associated to that Key.

For example, if you select the Key Color to be displayed as Key Cards, the card values could be Blue, Red, and Green. If you later tag a piece of content in the Channel with the Key Color and the value Purple, Purple will automatically appear as a Key Card.

How to remove Key Cards

  • Open the Key Card Editor
  • Select the image-png-Jul-15-2022-07-14-59-08-PM Remove button to remove a Key.
    • Removing all Keys will disable Key Cards on your Channel for all users.

How to Show or Hide Channel Key Cards on an individual basis

  • In a Channel, select the Channel Options button
  • Select Turn OFF/ON Key Cards 
    • This will not turn on/off for all users, only for the individual user