The Stories module was created to better exemplify what Appalachian State University is doing not only within the university’s community but the Boone community and beyond. The Stories module was designed to encourage departments to share their exciting and important events and news with the university, community and beyond

What is it?

Stories is a publishing and content sharing module for Canopy, Appalachian’s website [editing?] framework for all web site.  

When to use Stories?

Use the stories module when you want to preserve an event or story so that others may go back and view it at a later date. If the topic does not warrant a static page and has an expiration date, create a story. Please see below for examples of story posts:

  • Events

  • Testimonials

  • News

How does it work?

The Stories module works similarly to a blog. Posts appear in descending order, from newest to oldest. You may also set a featured story that remains in the “Featured” section of your email until. Visit our How to Use Stories page for more.

Why use it?

Using the Stories module to feature events and highlight stories allows others to learn more about your department and its mission. In addition to this, your web site will no longer become cluttered and full of lost pages with information you need.


Image embedding 

Add images from your computer to your story

Image formatting 

Change the justification of your image or add multiple images to a grid

Image and video captioning

Add a caption that displays under your image and can be used as alternative text

Video embedding

Upload the link of a Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram video to add the video

Social media post-embedding

Add a social media post to your story

Text formatting

Edit text indentations; format text with different headings, styles, and unordered or ordered lists; or highlight information with link integration

Display formatting

Change your webpage's orientation

Content view

View all of your content in one place

Thumbnail view

View items by thumbnail for easy identification


Tag your images and posts with relevant keywords

Note: You must tag according to the tagging guidelines