The Show 2022 Website – Help Centre

Welcome! This custom WordPress website is a platform to showcase and share your work with peers, friends, family and potential employers, as well as gather the work of all this year’s graduating students.

As a student, you will be able to make one Project Page that showcases your work, any events you may be hosting, and your bio/contact info (as much or as little as you want to share).

You are responsible for creating and customizing your own Project Page by May 8, 2022.

The Show website will be made visible to the public on May 9, 2022, and will continue to be accessible after The Show ends.

Help Centre Contents

Getting Help with your Project Page

Keep this help page open in a separate tab to refer to while working on your Project Page. Please note that since parts of this site have been customized, you may not see as many options as some of the WordPress documentation refers to.

If you are using text with Indigenous language characters, we can help with adjustments to display them properly. Please contact us below for assistance.

If you’re new to WordPress:

  • The editor can feel overwhelming, but that passes quickly.
  • Although WordPress can be used on a phone or tablet, it’s far better on a desktop or laptop.
  • WordPress is a decent editor, but not a great creative tool. Plan your project page and draft some or all of your text beforehand, and then copy/paste it in when you’re ready to start designing.

Assistance is available over Slack and email if you get stuck or encounter technical problems.

Note that we have limited capacity for technical support and responses might take up to 2 days.

1. Gather your Content

Gather or write the following before you begin:

  • Project name (required)
  • Description of your project
  • Images documenting your project that you’d like to include (plus any captions/credits). Images should be JPEG, PNG or GIF file types only with a maximum size of 5MB.
  • Any other multimedia documentation you’d like to share (audio, video or other media). Please upload files to a supported external service, rather than uploading them to this site directly. We have wide support for media embedded from other websites (Kaltura, YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc.) More info on embeds here.
  • Details of any on-campus installations of your work or live events you will be hosting (optional)
  • Short biography and photo of yourself (optional)
  • External links to your work/online profiles that you’d like to share (optional)

2. Plan the Layout of your Project Page

2a. Anatomy of a Project Page

Project Pages have some items that are placed in fixed layouts that cannot be changed, and a large number of content pieces (called ‘blocks’) that you can arrange as you like.

Each Project Page can have the following sections, which will appear when published in this order:

  • Project Name and Info (required, fixed layout)
  • On-Campus Installations and Live Events (optional, fixed layout)
  • Project Description/main content (required, you choose and arrange the layout)
  • Student Profile (optional, fixed layout)
  • Related Projects (automatically selected by keyword matching, fixed layout)

2b. Designing your Project page

The design of your Project Page can vary widely by what you need to show about your project. To save time and make the process go as smoothly as possible, we recommend creating an outline or sketch of your layout before you begin building with WordPress, and deciding what block types or layout options you will use for each of your content pieces. See the Sample Projects below for ideas.

Our #1 tip when working on your page: Don’t overthink it! A simple page that shows off your project can often be more effective than a complicated one that distracts from your work.

⚠️ Please avoid uploading images of layouts that include text. Although this may look good when viewing on a desktop computer, this is not accessible for mobile users, users with low vision and screen reader users. Read more about why here.

To make your project page as accessible as possible for everybody, please use WordPress text blocks to insert all pieces of text, and use the available block types to create layouts within the WordPress editor.

A published Project Page.

2c. Questions to Consider when Designing

  • How many different sections will you have on your Project Page? Consider which content will go into each section.
  • How much text will you be displaying? Explore the available block types for text: will you format it into headings, paragraphs, lists, or buttons? Will you be using columns to create layouts?
  • How many supporting images will you be displaying? Explore the available block types for images: Will you be displaying images at full size, as banners, or laid out in columns or gallery grids? 
  • Will you be including any embedded media from other websites? 

Group Projects

If you are in a group project, you can choose between two options:

  1. Create one Project Page for all members of your group to share. You can add bios and contact info for all group members into the body of the page.
  2. Create an individual Project Page for each member of your group. The content of the page is the same, but the bio and contact info on each page focuses on one group member.

2d. Sample Projects

If you’re in need of inspiration, here are three sample Project Pages that show possible layout options, based on the type of media you might want to include.

Sample Project for Dynamic Media

👉 Dynamic Media students (Film + Screen Arts, 2D + Experimental Animation, 3D Computer Animation): we have created a sample project for you! It is strongly recommended that you use the section structure in this sample project as a reference for your own Project Page.

  • For support on adding videos from Kaltura, see the help section on embedded media.

Sample Project: Image Focus

This Project Page showcases a number of different artworks, which each have multiple images.

  • A full-width image introduces the project.
  • Sections for different artworks are made using line separators and spacers.
  • Each artwork has multiple images displayed using a combination of full-width images and image galleries.

Sample Project: Video Focus

This Project Page highlights projects where videos are front and centre.

  • A cover image introduces the project.
  • Sections for different parts of the project are made using line separators and spacers.
  • Videos are embedded from Kaltura, YouTube and Vimeo.
  • Supporting images and text are grouped using image galleries and multi-column layouts.

Sample Project: Design Focus

This Project Page incorporates multimedia embeds and many areas of text that outline a design process.

  • Spacing is used to separate different parts of the design process.
  • Supporting images are laid out using image galleries.
  • Interactive content from Figma is embedded onto the page.
  • A button is used to display a link out to an external website.

2e. Example Project Pages from The Show 2021

Here’s a range of student projects from The Show last year to inspire you. Various strategies and block types can be used to effectively showcase work in different mediums.



Specific Techniques

  • Paper Map Tangents by Yeonoo Park (painting project; CSS styles are used to customize the page background and fonts; images link to artist’s personal website with further documentation)
  • Beats, Bartleby and the Bard by Monique Germain (illustration project; poll and Spotify playlists add multimedia components; buttons with HTML anchor links let readers jump to different page sections)
  • Otty by Jone Ko (communication design project; advanced text and image layouts; GIFs showcase scrolling webpages)
  • Medieval Misadventures by Meg Randall (illustration project; illustrated headings and decorative images add eye-catching introductions to each comic)
  • Flows by Dionne Mock (interaction design project with video game; GIFs show gameplay, text overlaid on Cover Image blocks create banners)

3. Start your Project Page

After logging in, you’ll be taken to the Projects menu, where you’ll find a new starter Project page created for you. Click on it, and you’ll be taken to the WordPress Editor where you can build your Project Page. You’ll only be able to create one Project Page.

3a. Name and Save your Project

☝️Enter your Project Title: Add this at the top of the WordPress Editor interface.

⚠️ Save your progress: Click the “Save draft” button in the top right corner of the WordPress editor. The draft page will not be visible to anyone but you until you publish it (instructions for publishing are later on this page). Make sure to save your progress regularly!

🪞 Preview your Project Page: click on the “Preview button in the top right corner of the WordPress editor. You can do this any time to see how a change looks.

Before you do anything else, add your Project Title and find out how to save and preview your work.

3b. Viewing WordPress Settings

There are 2 key areas of the WordPress interface where settings are located: the Block Toolbar and the Settings Sidebar. You’ll need to get familiar with them both in order to customize your Project Page.

Block Toolbar: This is where many of the settings for the content you will add are found. By default, it’s a floating toolbar that appears above each block that you click into. However, if you’d rather have these settings appear along the very top of the WordPress interface, you can change this by clicking on the three dots button in the very top right corner of the interface, and clicking “Top Toolbar”. The same settings are available in either view.

Settings Sidebar: This is a sidebar where many of the settings to set up your project are located. Click the gear button gear icon in the top right corner of the page (beside the “Publish” button) to show the Settings Sidebar, where you will find all of your project fields.

Block Toolbar and Settings Sidebar can be configured with multiple view options.

3c. Required Project Fields (in the “Project” tab of the Settings Sidebar)

These areas must be completed in order for you to publish your project. You can find them in the Settings Sidebar (click the gear button in the top right corner to view), under the “Project Options” heading.

Student Name (required): Your preferred name as you would like it to be shown on The Show website.

Discipline (required): The major/program you are graduating in. This will show up at the top of your Project Page.

Featured Image (required): This will appear on The Show website’s internal search results and in preview links (e.g. if your Project Page is shared on social media). We recommend using images with a landscape orientation. You can always update this image later.

👉 Tip: Featured Images don’t appear on your Project Page automatically, so if you wish to include the image on your Project Page you’ll need to insert it again separately.

Featured Images show up in previews on The Show website’s internal search.

3d. Additional Project Fields (in the “Project” tab of the Settings Sidebar)

Make sure to double-check all of the fields in the Settings Sidebar to make sure you don’t miss any of the project options!

Categories: Select all that apply to your Project. These categories are displayed above the title of your Project Page, and also help visitors find your work through the “Related Projects” section at the bottom of other students’ Project Pages. If you want to use a category not in the list, you can contact us — see the FAQs for more details.

Comments (under the “Discussion” heading): Check whether or not you want other students to be able to leave comments on your Project Page. Comments can only be seen by students who are signed into the website. Find full details here.

Release (under the “Project Options” heading): By checking this box, you are agreeing to grant a release to Emily Carr University to display your project outside of The Show website. Find full details here

4. Fill in your Student Profile

The Student Profile is a preformatted section with information about you that will be placed at the bottom of your Project Page. You can add a number of optional fields, and include as much or as little information as you’d like.

Instructions: Open the Settings Sidebar (click the gear button in the top right corner of the interface), and under the “Profile” tab, scroll down until you see the “Project Options” heading and find “PROFILE OPTIONS”.

Student Bio (optional): A short description about you and your practice.

Student Image (optional): A picture of yourself. Images with a portrait orientation look best.

External Website Links (optional): An area where you can showcase multiple links to your personal website, online portfolio, or social media profiles (Instagram, Twitter, Behance, Dribbble, etc).

Seeking Opportunity toggle (optional): When enabled, “I’m seeking opportunities” will appear at the top of your Student Profile. Potential employers will be able to contact you via the email address that you provide.

A published Student Profile with all fields completed.

5. Add your On-Campus Installation & Live Events (if applicable)

5a. On-Campus Installation Banner

If your work is being displayed on-campus, use this section to tell visitors where they can find it. It will display at the top of your Project Page.

Instructions: Open the Settings Sidebar (click the gear button in the top right corner of the interface). From the sidebar, click on the “Project” tab near the top, and click “Project Options” to show more options. Scroll down to “INSTALLATION ON CAMPUS”. Toggle the switch to enable. From here you can select the floor number of your installation, plus add any optional directions. 

On-campus installations display as a banner at the top of your Project Page.

5b. Live Event Banner

If you’re planning to host your own performance, workshop, film screening, or event, you can enter the details into the Live Events schedule.

A live event requires a title and a date/time. You can also add an optional description and URL. The details will appear as a banner at the top of your Project Page.

Adding a Live Event: Open the Settings Sidebar (click the gear button in the top right corner of the interface), and under the “Profile” tab, scroll down until you see the “Project Options” heading and find “LIVE EVENTS”. You can enter your event info here.

⚠️ Live events that you specify here will also appear on the homepage. If you don’t want your live event to appear on the homepage, write the details in your Project Description instead.

👉 Tip: The Show website can’t handle event registration, so please set up your event platform to handle RSVPs if needed.

Upcoming live events display as a banner at the top of your Project Page.

6. Build your Project Page

👨‍🎨 Note: The appearance of blocks in the WordPress Editor will not directly reflect the actual appearance of your Project Page (especially fonts, headings, image sizes, page spacing, and pre-formatted elements). Check what your Project Page will look like during the building process by clicking “Preview” in the top-right corner of the WordPress Editor.

For additional tips on using the WordPress editor, see WordPress Support — WordPress Editor.

6a. Using Blocks

Your Project Page content is built from Blocks — components that each contain a piece of content. The type of block you use determines what kind of content you need: a heading block for a heading, an image block for an image, a Vimeo embed for a video on Vimeo, and so on.

Using the WordPress editor to manipulate Blocks

Adding a block

Find the blue plus-sign button blue plus sign icon in the upper-left corner of the Block Toolbar, or by hovering on an empty area in the WordPress editor. This will open the “Block Inserter” pop-up, where you can select a block type or search for additional options.

Editing the content of a block

Click on the block you want to edit, and new options will appear in the Block Toolbar. From here, you can edit basic settings specific to each block. Click on the three dots button three dots icon in the Block Toolbar to bring up more options.

If block-specific settings are not showing up in your Block Toolbar, open the View Settings by clicking on the three dots button three dots icon in the top-right corner of the WordPress editor, and make sure “Top toolbar” is selected.

Editing the appearance of a block

In the Block Settings sidebar, you will find additional options to style your block’s appearance, or edit dimensions such as the block’s width. Open the Settings Sidebar by clicking on your block and navigate to the “Block” tab. If the Sidebar is hidden, click the button with the gear button gear icon on the upper right corner of the WordPress editor to bring it into view.

Changing the block from one type to another

Click on the block you would like to change. In the Block Toolbar, click on the Transformer button — the icon is different for every block type, but if you hover over the button, it will show the label “Change block type or style”. Available for some block types only.

Moving a block up or down

Click on the block you want to move, and in the Block Toolbar, click on the up or down arrow buttons up and down arrows icon and it will move your block accordingly. More info: WordPress Support — Moving Blocks

Deleting a block

Click on the block you would like to delete, and in the Block Toolbar options that appear, click on the three dots button three dots icon and from the drop-down menu, select “Remove Block”.

6b. Accessibility Guidelines

Alt text for images

Alt text, or alternative text, provides a descriptive textual alternative to non-text content such as images on webpages. It serves several important functions:

  1. It is read by screen readers, so that the page is accessible to those who are blind or low vision;
  2. It is displayed in place of the image by web browsers if the image file is not loaded;
  3. It provides meaning and description so search engines can determine the content on your Page (from Web Accessibility in Mind — Alternative Text). 

Unlike captions, alt text is not automatically displayed beside your image.

To determine whether to add alternative text for your image, consult the W3C Alt Decision Tree. As a rule of thumb, alt text should be added to all non-decorative images. Alt text should be concise, and should not include the phrases “image of” or “photo of” as this is redundant.

Writing Image descriptions 

If your image conveys information about what is being shown on the page, your alt text should take the form of an image description. This is a succinct description of the image’s visual content, which includes any important context about its meaning. 

For tips on writing useful image descriptions, please consult these resources written by subject experts: 

As an example below, we’ll be using the image displayed to the right, and the corresponding alt text:

“Seven yellow plastic “wet floor” hazard signs are placed haphazardly, blocking a set of stairs in a concrete hallway. The walls are painted with colourful murals.”

Adding alt text in WordPress 

Option 1. From the Project Page: After uploading an image, click on the Image block. In the Block Settings Sidebar, under the “Image Settings” section, there is a field to insert alt text. 

Seven yellow plastic “wet floor” hazard signs are placed haphazardly, blocking a set of stairs in a concrete hallway. The walls are painted with colourful murals.
Option 1: Adding alt text from the Project Page

Option 2. From the Media Library: Navigate to the Media Library from the main WordPress menu on the left. Click on your desired image, and a field will appear on the right side to add alt text. Notably, doing this won’t update the alt text in any existing places the image is placed — it will only include the alt text in future insertions of the image. 

Option 2: Adding alt text from the Media Library

7. Available Block Types

7a. Text Blocks


This is default block type — the text you’re reading is just one example. If you begin typing in the Editor, the text is automatically turned into a Paragraph block. You can edit the formatting of Paragraph text (bold, italics, alignment, etc.) in the Block Toolbar. Learn more: WordPress Support — Paragraph Block

Adding hyperlinks: Type the display text you want to use, and then add a hyperlink by selecting your text and clicking the chain link button in the Block Toolbar. From here, a pop-up will appear to insert your URL.

👉 Tip: For adding calls to action to an external website, try using a Button block instead to make your link more visible.


Use headings to create sub-sections on your Project Page. You can change the heading level in the Block Toolbar — for maximum readability, we recommend using H2, H3 or H4 (H1 is used for your Project Title).

Existing Paragraph blocks can be turned into a Heading by selecting the block you want to transform, then clicking the  button in the Block Toolbar and selecting “Transform to Heading”. Learn more: WordPress Support — Heading Block

This is Heading 2

This is Heading 3

This is Heading 4


  • List blocks can be used to format text into a list or bullet points, like this section!
  • You can also transform an existing Paragraph block into a List by clicking the  button in the Block Toolbar, and selecting “Transform to List”.
  • You can edit the list formatting (numbered or bulleted list, bold, italics, etc.) in the Block Toolbar.
    • To indent a list item like this one, click the spacebar before typing and it will create an indent.
  • Learn more: WordPress Support — List Block


Use Buttons to include a call to action out to an external website related to your project. Add or edit the display text by clicking on the Button and typing. To add your link, click on the chain link button in the Block Toolbar and a pop-up will appear to paste in your link. You can preview your page to see your Button in action. Learn more: WordPress Support — Button Block

👉 Tip: For personal websites or social media profiles, we recommend including these links in the Student Profile section of your project rather than as Buttons, to make them easier to find and visually consistent. 

7b. Image Blocks


Using an Image block, you can upload images from your computer, or embed images from the web by inserting a URL. Learn more: WordPress Support — Image Block.

Resizing images: Once you upload an image, click on the Image block to reveal draggable resizing handlers and drag the image to your desired size. You can also edit the width and height more precisely in the Block Settings sidebar.

Basic cropping (from the Project Page): 

  1. Click on the image block, and then on the “Crop” button in the Block Toolbar.
  2. New buttons will appear in the Block Toolbar. Use the “Zoom” button to zoom into the image (drag the image to adjust). Use the “Aspect Ratio” button to crop your image to pre-set proportions (drag your image to adjust). Use the “Rotate” button to rotate your image.
  3. Save your changes by clicking “Apply” and your image will reflect your changes.

Advanced cropping (from the Media Library):

  1. Navigate to the Media Library: Click “Replace” in the Block Toolbar and then “Open Media Library,” or in the WordPress sidebar on the left, hover over “Media,” then click “Library.”
  2. Select the image, and on the “Attachment Details” menu on the right side, click “Edit Image”.
  3. From here, you will find various crop settings. Use the buttons to rotate or flip the image. Or, click “Crop” to bring up the resizing handles, and drag them to select your desired image area (click “Crop” again to crop the image).
  4. Save your progress and head back to your Project Page to insert the modified image into an Image block.

Full-width images

By default, a small amount of padding will be added to the left and right sides of an image, so that the page margin is still visible. However, you can set images to reach the full width of the page.

Instructions: Click on the image block. Open the Settings Sidebar (click the gear button in the top right corner of the interface). From the sidebar, click on the “Block” tab near the top. Under “Styles”, select “Full Width”. The original aspect ratio of your image will stay the same. 


Gallery blocks allow you to lay out multiple images or media easily, automatically scaling and cropping your images to appear in even rows. Once you have added images, you can rearrange and replace images within the Gallery by clicking on the image you’d like to edit.

Adding Captions: You can add a caption to an individual image when selecting images from the Media Library, or once you have added the image to the Gallery (click on the image and start typing to create). To add a caption to an entire gallery, click on the bottom of the Gallery block and start typing. Learn more: WordPress Support — Gallery Block.


Covers are full-width image blocks with a dark tint and text overlay, useful for creating headers. To customize a cover, click on the block and edit its appearance, image focal point or text alignment using settings in the Block Toolbar and Block Settings Sidebar. Learn more: WordPress Support — Cover Block.

Media + Text

Entrance to the ECU building against a pale sunset. Several people are walking near the entrance steps, and are looking away from the camera or blurred.

This is a Media + Text block. It places an image side-by-side with a Paragraph block. You can drag the image to change its width, or click “Replace” in the Block Toolbar to update the image. Learn more: WordPress Support — Media + Text Block.

👉 Tip: For additional column layouts, try a Columns block.

7c. Embedding Audio and Video

You can embed audio and video content directly into your Project Page by using an Audio or Video block and then pasting in the URL of your content. Or, you can search a particular Embed block type: see the Embedding Media section of this page.

We strongly recommend embedding your media from a supported third-party service (YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud, etc.) rather than uploading media files to your Project Page directly. This will ensure that your content can be played from all web browsers and devices. Learn more about audio: WordPress Support — Audio Block and video: WordPress Support — Video Block.

Option 1: Embed with a URL

There is support to easily embed media from many other sites (e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Soundcloud) onto your Project Page. You can see examples on the Sample Project with Video Focus.

1. Check if your URL is compatible. See if the website you’re using is a supported embed block type here: WordPress Support — Okay, So What Sites Can I Embed From?. If so, copy your URL; otherwise, see Option 2 below. For Kaltura embeds, see Option 3.

⚠️ For Vimeo embeds: You must use the URL format[yourVideoID] when inserting your Vimeo link, rather than[yourVideoID].

2. Add your block. You can use a general “Embed” block, an Audio or Video block, or a specific Embed block type (e.g. YouTube).

3. Paste your URL into the block. It will automatically embed the media onto your Project Page.

Using the YouTube embed block is as easy as pasting the video URL into an Embed block.

Option 2: Embed with an HTML <iframe> tag (Figma, etc.)

If the media you want to embed is not a supported embed block type, you may be able to embed it using an HTML iframe. You can see an example of a Figma embed in the Sample Project with Design Focus.

1. Find and copy your HTML iframe code. You can often find this by going to the content you want to embed from, and clicking on the “Share” settings. Make sure the height and width settings in your iframe code are set how you would like your embed to appear. Learn more: W3Schools — HTML Iframes.

Getting an iframe in Figma: Follow the first steps of “Case 1” in Figma Developers — Embeds to get your iframe code.

2. Add a new “Custom HTML” block. You may need to search for it in the list of blocks. 

3. Paste your code. In the block, a text box should appear that says “Write HTML”. Paste your code here. 

4. Preview your work: Click on the block and the Block Toolbar should appear above the block. Select the “Preview” button to load your embed. Make sure to double-check your content!

Use the Custom HTML block, paste in your code, and preview.

Option 3: Embed a Kaltura video

1. Find and copy your HTML iframe embed code. You may have been provided with the code already. You can also find it by clicking the “Share” button from the Kaltura media player. 

2. Add a new “Kaltura embed” block. You may need to search for it in the list of blocks.

3. Paste your embed code: Open the Settings Sidebar (click the gear button in the top right corner of the interface). From the sidebar, make sure you are on the “Block” tab near the top. There will be a text box where you can paste in your embed code. The Kaltura video should load onto your page automatically. Make sure to preview your content! 

Add a Kaltura Embed block, paste in your code, and preview.

7d. Layout Blocks


You can lay out your content using up to six columns. To do so, create a new Columns block and choose your desired layout. Or, transform existing block(s) into Columns by selecting them, and clicking the Transformer button in the Block Toolbar (hovering over it will show the label “Change block type or style”). Then, select “Transform to Columns”. Learn more: WordPress Support — Columns Block

To update the number of columns: Select the Column layout block (click just outside of the individual blocks) and navigate to the Block Settings Sidebar, where you can change the number of columns.


A Separator adds a horizontal line to your project page, and is helpful for visually dividing different sections of your Project Page. It is set as a full-width line by default, but in the Block Settings Sidebar, you can change the appearance of the line.


A Spacer adds vertical space between blocks. The height of the Spacer can be changed by dragging the resizing handles on the Spacer block directly, or by editing the height in pixels in the Block Settings sidebar. 

8. Publish your Project Page

Deep breath — You’ve added content, moved things around, and clicked Preview more times than you can count. It’s time to make your Project Page live!

Publishing your Project Page: click the blue “Publish” button, and click again to verify that you are ready to publish. If you receive an error message, make sure that you have entered all of the required fields in the “Project” tab of the Settings Sidebar (Student Name, Discipline, and Featured Image).

Updating a published Project Page: make your changes, then click the blue “Update” button in the top right corner. 


In the Project Settings Sidebar that there is an option to grant a release to the University to display your project outside of the website. By opting in, you are agreeing that:

  • Your name and contact information may be released to the media, gallery representatives, collectors or prospective employers.
  • Reproductions of your work from the Graduation Exhibition online catalogue and/or the Graduation Exhibition may be used by the University for non-commercial promotional purposes.
  • Reproductions of your work from the Graduation Exhibition online catalogue and/or the Graduation Exhibition publicly viewable through eCollections at Emily Carr (the ECU online institutional repository). See below for additional information about library archiving.
  • Your work from the Graduation Exhibition and/or the Graduation Exhibition website may be reproduced by the media for promotional purposes.
  • Your association with the University will continue by being added to the Alumni Association mailing list.

Library Archiving of the Degree Exhibition

The Emily Carr University Library and Archives is the official repository for all degree exhibition documentation, including photo documentation, representations of the online exhibition, grad film trailers, official programs, posters, booklets, maps and invitations. 

The Emily Carr University Library and Archives collects photo documentation from the Degree Exhibition and makes the images publicly available through eCollections at Emily Carr, the online institutional repository. Trailers for film, video and animation work are hosted on the ECU Library Media eCollections. Metadata for works included in these eCollections is created using the information provided on the online graduate show website. These images and trailers serve as a digital record of the works represented in the Show, and are an important part of the history of the institution. We are working to digitize images of the Show going back to the 1970’s. 

You retain all rights in your work. If someone contacts the ECU Library and Archives to use the image of your work, we may contact you for permission, depending on what the proposed use is. We will not release high quality images for commercial use unless we get written permission from you, as the copyright holder. The ECU Archives holds high resolution images, but the display version on the institutional repository is web quality only. 

For more information about the Emily Carr University Library and Archives and the repository process, email


Turning comments on or off: By default, other students are allowed to leave comments on your Project Page. Comments can only be seen by students who are signed into the website. You can opt out by going to the Project tab of the Settings Sidebar, and un-checking the box under the “Discussion” heading.

Viewing your comments: You will receive an email notification whenever someone leaves a comment on your Project Page. To delete or manage your comments, log into The Show website. Navigate to the black WordPress menu in the left sidebar, and click on “Comments”, where you’ll be able to see all comments left on your Project Page. 

Leaving comments: Log into The Show website. Go to your desired Project Page, and scroll to the bottom to leave a comment. You can also reply to comments left on your own Project Page this way.


Q: Can I edit my Project Page once The Show is live to the public?

A. Yes, if you find something that needs changing after May 9, you can go in and edit your published Project Page. Make sure to click “Update” to save your changes. If for some reason you need to withdraw your project from The Show, click “Switch to Draft” and it will hide your Project Page from public view.

Q: Can I add new Categories to describe my Project?

A: Yes, you can contact us to add a new category if you wish.

Q: My work is already uploaded to another website. What should I do? 

A: We understand you may have work which is already uploaded to an external website or service, that you cannot or do not wish to re-upload to your Project Page. 

We recommend first checking if your work can be embedded onto your Project Page. See the Embedding Media section on this page for more info. 

Otherwise, you can still add a link to your work! We recommend using headings to introduce what you will be linking to, and including a preview image for visitors. Add the link to your external website using a Button block. See an example on the Sample Project with Design Focus.

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