How to Test the Transparency URLs

Once you have completed the steps within the How to Set Up the Transparency Feature article, if you would like to view and test the Transparency URLs, below are the steps. 

  1. Save the transparency testing HTML attachment provided at the bottom of this article to your computer

  2. Login into Epicenter

  3. Select Administration from the Epicenter home page

  4. Select the Transparency Report link located in the Submissions section

  5. In the Entity search box, start typing the name of school or board; select the school or board

  6. Select the submission types and/or submission collections you/the school wants to include on the website. You can create multiple HTML codes if you will be putting the different sections on different pages of the website or you can select all sections in the Transparency Report Admin screen to create one HTML code and have everything displayed in one page/area of the website.

  7. Copy the HTML code at the bottom of the page

  8. Go to the transparency HTML file that you saved on your computer 

  9. Right-click on transparency file and select "Open With,"
    On Windows: select Notepad.
    On Mac OS: select TextEdit. (Make sure Text Edit is set to open HTML as HTML code instead of formatted text.)

  10. Paste the HTML code that you copied from Epicenter under one of the section headings. You can create additional headings by using the same format in the file or rename the current section headings. 

  11. Once you have the HTML code(s) pasted into Notepad or TextEdit, select File and Save

  12. Close Notepad or TextEdit

  13. Go back to the transparency HTML file on your desktop and open it in a browser by double-clicking.  You can also right-click on the file, select "Open With," and choose a browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc..). This view will provide you with an example of how it would be displayed on a website


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