Learn to Use Playlists

Here you will find some of the basics that you need to know to get started creating playlists.

Add Facing History Content to a New Playlist

You can add Facing History resources to your playlist from the cards that you find in searches or Topic pages, as well as from the resource itself. Just click on the “Add or Edit Playlist” button in the lower-right corner of cards, or the upper-right corner of a resource’s page.

Locate the "Add or Edit Playlist" button on the lower-right corner of cards.


Find the "Add or Edit Playlist" button in the upper-right corner of any educator resource on the Facing History website.

You will then be prompted to log in to your Facing History account (or create a new one), unless you are already signed in. Once you’ve logged in, you will be redirected to a page where you can select the playlist where this resource should be saved.

If you want to create a new playlist, just type in what you want to call it in the New Playlist field. Below that, you can optionally write a note about the resource that you are saving. This is for your own personal use.

Hit “Submit” to head to your new playlist.

Add Facing History Content to an Existing Playlist

To add content to a playlist that already exists, just find it in the “Add to Playlist” drop-down and fill out the form just as you would for resources that belong in a new playlist.


Fill out the "New Playlist" field to create a new playlist when you are saving a resource.

Update Playlist Name and Description

After you have saved content to a playlist, you will be taken to that playlist.

If you want to update the title or description of your playlist, click the link beneath the playlist title. Just fill in the Title and Description fields from the page that opens, and save your changes.

Add Content from Other Websites

When you are creating a playlist, you can also add more content to your playlist by clicking the “Add Content to Playlist” button. A modal window will open, prompting you to select whether you want to add content from Facing History’s website or another website.

To add content from other websites, click “Add from URL.”


In the modal window, click "Add from URL" to add links to other websites in your playlists.

A modal window will open, asking you to fill out information about the non-Facing History web page that you want to add to your playlist.

The URL and a title for the web page are required fields. You can also optionally choose to give a short description and additional notes about the content that you are adding. Click Submit to save and return to your playlist. You’ll see that the web page has been added to your playlist and we have given it’s card an auto-generated image.


Remove Items from Playlist

To remove something from your playlist, click the X in the upper-right corner of the resource’s card.

My Playlists view

You can always find all of your playlists at engage.facinghistory.org/playlist or from the link in your profile. You can also find a link back to My Playlists in the upper-right corner of a playlist.

On the My Playlists page, you can update the title and description of a playlist by clicking the “Update Playlist” button. To to be taken to that playlist, click on the playlist title or the “View Playlist” button.

If you want to search resources to add to your playlists, click the Search our Collection link to be taken to Facing History’s full collection of resources.


My Playlists is your home base for all of the playlists you create.

Create a New Playlist

Above, we explained how you can create a new playlist while you are adding resources from the Facing History website. You can also add new playlists from the My Playlists view by clicking the “Add New Playlist” button at the center of the screen. Just enter a title and description for the playlist, then go find resources to put in it!

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