It is common that users have a lot of story maps on their workspace. In this case the collections feature is coming in handy. Now you can group story maps into collections that act like folders. This article introduces some other useful features to help you achieve better story map management. Let's see how this will work in practice.
Please note, that the collections feature is available in the Standard and Pro plan.
First, let’s see the sorting options for the maps.
This option allows you to view story maps in alphabetic order (A→Z or Z→A), by time of edit (Last opened), or by time of creation (Last created). While using the alphabetical order you also have the option to put your most used maps to the top of the list by marking them as favorites:
Now let's get to the collections tab (Story maps › Manage collections):
On the Collections tab, just click Add a new collection then name it in the Collection name field and select the desired story maps from the drop-down menu:
Here, you can select story maps one by one, or all maps that aren't in any collection yet:
Once you have some collections you can select them from their list or search by name:
It is also possible to move a story map into a collection right after creation. If necessary, you can also rename the collection:
Once you have some collections, you can move story maps between them directly from a story map:
There are various options available from the collection's dropdown menu:
When you remove a collection only the collection will be deleted and the affected story maps will be kept outside the collections.
Although collections are like folders, they have only one level so it is not possible to make a collection inside another collection.