Learn to Use Playlists

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

Table of Contents

  1. Add Facing History Content to a New Playlist
  2. Add Facing History Content to an Existing Playlist
  3. Update Playlist Title, Description, and Availability
  4. Share Your Playlist with Others
  5. Add Content from Other Websites
  6. Sort the Items in Your Playlist
  7. Delete Your Playlist
  8. Make a Copy of Playlist
  9. Edit Notes on a Playlist Item
  10. Remove Items from Playlist
  11. My Playlists View
  12. Create a New Playlist

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, click on “Add to a New Playlist.”


You will see a page where you can create a new playlist. Give your playlist a title under “Playlist title.” When you set your playlist to “Private,” only you can view the playlist. Setting it to “Public” allows you to share the playlist with others. In the “Playlist description,” you can optionally write a note about the resource that you are saving. This is for your own personal use.

Hit “Save” to move on to the page for editing the individual playlist item. Here, you can add an optional note to the playlist item.

Click on “Save” to view your new playlist.

Add Facing History Content to an Existing Playlist

To add content to a playlist that already exists, select another item of content on the website and click “Add or Edit Playlist.” You will see the option to choose a playlist to add to. Find and click on the name of the playlist in the list of all your playlists.

Click on "Add to Art and History Unit" to save a resource to that playlist.

Update Playlist Title, Description, and Availability

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 “Edit playlist title, description, and availability” link beneath the playlist title.

Fill in the Title and Description fields from the page that opens. You can also change the playlist availability. Save your changes.

Share Your Playlist with Others

When you change your playlist availability to “Public,” you will see the option to “Share this playlist” and the ability to copy the link to the playlist. If you share this URL with others, they can follow the link to view your playlist.

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.

You will see a page to add external content 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 “Save” to save your new playlist item and return to your playlist.

You’ll see that the web page has been added to your playlist.

Sort the Items in Your Playlist

After you have more than one item in your playlist, you will see the options to “Sort this playlist.” This will allow you to choose the order of items on your playlist.

Drag the different playlist items to the order that you prefer. Click on “Save Sort Order” to save your changes.

After saving, click on one of the links that takes you back to your playlist.

Your playlist will now display the new order.

Delete Your Playlist

To delete your playlist, click on the “Delete this playlist” option under your playlist.

Confirm that you would like to delete your playlist. This action will permanently delete the playlist.

Make a Copy of Playlist

To make a copy of this playlist into a new playlist, click on the “Make a copy of this playlist” option.

This will direct you to a page where you can edit the title, availability, and description of the cloned playlist.

After you save the new playlist, you will be able to view your new playlist.

Edit Notes on a Playlist Item

If you would like to edit the notes on a playlist item, click on “Edit Notes” in the bottom-right corner of the resource’s card.

This will take you to the page to edit the playlist item. Edit the notes in the “Note” section and click “Save.”

Remove Items from Playlist

To remove something from your playlist, click on “Delete this playlist item” in the bottom-right corner of the resource’s card.

On the following page, confirm that you would like to delete this playlist item. This action cannot be undone.

My Playlists View

To navigate to your playlists, click on “My Account” in the top menu.

Click on the “My Playlists” tab to view all of your playlists.

On the My Playlists page, you can update the title and description of a playlist by clicking the “Edit Playlist” button. You can delete the playlist by clicking the “Delete this playlist” button. To be taken to that playlist, click on the playlist title.

If you want to search resources to add to your playlists, search Facing History’s full collection of resources.

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 teal bar at the bottom of the list. Just enter a title and description for the playlist, then go find resources to put in it!

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