Category Archives: #ProTips

Posting to the site

The first step for submitting an assignment is create a post on the course website.  The course website is powered by WordPress, a free and open-source blogging tool and CMS.  Using WordPress is pretty intuitive, but if you encounter difficulty there is a lot of support available online.

Your post should include the Max patch that was created for the assignment.  To post your patch:

  1.  Unlock your patch.  Select the entire patch (you can hit Command-A to Select All).  Go to the Edit menu and select Copy Compressed.
  2.  Make a gist on github and paste the URL into your WordPress post.  Wordpress will automatically display the code, like so:

Your posts should also include video and audio documentation of what your patch does.  Video documentation can be delivered via Vimeo or Youtube – both offer free accounts.  Formatting the video in a WordPress post is super-easy, just paste the link into the WordPress Visual editor [i.e. or], and WordPress will format it nicely, like so:

Sound recordings can be delivered via SoundCloud, which also offers free accounts.  Posting SoundClouds is also super-easy, just post the link into the Visual editor [i.e.], and WordPress will auto-format it nicely, like so:

Under “Categories” tag your post with “Assignments”:

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Don’t forget: After you have created your post on the website, you must turn in the assignment using Blackboard by pasting a link to your post in the “Text Submission” area.

3 ways to lock/unlock your patch

  1. Click the lock/unlock button in the lower left of the patcher window
  2. Right-click or control-click somewhere in the background of your patch.  Select “Edit” from the context menu that pops up.  Don’t click on an object in the patch or this trick won’t work.
  3.  Hit Command-E or select “Edit” from the View Menu