ePortfolio: How to make a Wordle on a Mac

This tutorial will show you how to make a word cloud for your ePortfolio on a Mac computer.

Wordle is a word cloud generator which creates word collages from text that you provide.

Word collages from text


1. Visit wordle.net and click “Create”.

 Create tab circled in red


2. Type words or sentences into the text box. You can also try pasting large amounts of text from a paper, or you resume. Click “Go”. To link two words together, include a ~ between them. Example” Pace~University.

**Note: The more times you enter a word, the larger it becomes in the Wordle.

Go button circled in red


3. Allow Javascript to run.

Allow Javascript to run

 

4. Your Worlde will appear (If your Wordle does not appear, you will need to update Java on your computer). If you would like to change the style, you can click “Randomize” to automatically change the style, or use the menu at the top left of your Wordle to customize fonts, layouts, and colors.

Menu at the top left circled in red

 

5. Hold down command+shift+4 to take a cropped screenshot. The image will automatically save to your desktop as a screenshot.

 Screenshot image of words collage from text



Displaying your Wordle on ePortfolio

1. Open the ePortfolio page where you want to display your Wordle, then drag the image icon onto your page.

Image tab circled in red

  

2. When the pop-up window appears, check “Yes” to confirm that the file you are uploading is yours, then “Browse/Choose Files” to upload your Wordle. You can give your Wordle a title in the box titled “Block Title”.

Click “Save”.

 Arrow pointing choose file and save button circled in red