Everyone has topics they find interesting. Maybe you have a few books that you've always wanted to read, or some courses you want to enroll in but haven't had the time. On Sunlight, there's a way to easily access all your personal favorites: our Playlists feature.
What are playlists?
Playlists are lists each user can create in order to organize and personalize their Sunlight account however they like. For example, you can create a playlist titled "Management Books," and browse through our marketplace to pick and choose which ones to add. Next time you log into Sunlight, you'll have all your books one click away, thus saving you the time it would take you to search for them again, or place a new request entirely. You can also share these playlists with friends and colleagues, collaborate on them, and much more!
How do I create a new playlist?
To create a new playlist, simply click on "New playlist" on your sidebar. A small menu should pop up from the left, asking you things such as what you'd like to call the playlist. In here you will also be able to decide its privacy settings. Pick a good name, set your desired privacy settings and then just click on create.
Choosing a privacy setting
Playlists can be set to be public, viewable by your groups, and collaborative. Here's what each one of those means.
Public playlists are viewable by anyone on Sunlight. If you've got a great list of learning resources you'd like to share with the world, this is a great way to go about it.
Viewable by my groups
If your playlist is viewable by your groups, it means that members of groups you're part on will be able to view this playlist. It can show up when they search or when they look at your profile.
If your playlist is collaborative, it means that everyone who has access to it will be able to add and remove resources from it. You will still be the owner, meaning only you will be able to change things like it's name, description, image and do things like delete it.
Copying and following playlists
Creating playlists isn't the only way of having them. You can also copy or follow playlists created by other Sunlight users. To do this simply find a playlist you like and click on either copy or follow.
The playlist will be stored in your sidebar and always up to date to the changes made by its owner. You won't be able to add or remove resources from it.
Does exactly what it says on the tin and copies the playlist as it where your own. It will stop receiving updates by the original owner, but you'll be able to edit and build it as your own.
Personalizing your playlist
Your playlist will look something like the image below. You can personalize it at any time by uploading a picture you think best illustrates the playlist, or by going to the "Settings" tab to change the name, description, or make your playlist only visible to you.
Adding and removing resources
Now that you've successfully added your playlist, it's time to add some resources to it. That's the whole point, right? Learn how to add resources to your playlists.
Have any questions or comments?
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Concierge feature via the green button on the bottom right corner of your Sunlight page.