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The New Basics: Training for New Web Maintainers


The New Basics: Training for New Web Maintainers

April 3, 2015
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Delaney Hall, G-41 Training Lab

April 13, 2015
1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Delaney Hall, G-41 Training Lab

To register, visit Web Training Workshop Registration Form.

This training session is oriented toward those who are new to Ektron, or those who need a refresher.

In this session, you will be introduced to Ektron (the content management system), and learn the basics of how to use it to maintain your site, from updating pages to creating a news post or calendar event. The list of topics covered includes:

  • What Ektron Is
  • Logging In
  • Working with Workflow
  • Posting News
  • Posting Events
  • Following Best Practices
  • Web Maintainer Responsibilities

We cover some of the more advanced topics—adding new pages, collections, menus, adding new sections to a website—in intermediate-level training. 

Dates and Registration

All training dates are listed on the Web Team Events page.

Register for “The New Basics” by filling out our training registration form.
(Seating at each session is limited; seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.)

Basic How-Tos

Below are selected how-to pages that will help you through the topics covered in The New Basics. To see the full selection, go to the How To section.

Logging in to the CMS
Find out how to log in to the content management system and enter the Workarea.
Find Content in the Workarea
Here are a few ways to locate any content, including a neat trick.
Preview Content
You should view your content in preview mode before submitting it for approval.
Before it is published, all website content flows through an approval chain, called workflow.
Get Content Published
How to preview and approve submitted Web content, and how workflow works.
CMS Editor: The Basics
Whenever you add or edit web content, you will use the Ektron CMS web editing program.
Edit a Page’s Summary
Summaries are displayed in collections, tables of contents, search results, and possibly other locations.
Edit Content Through the Workarea
Edit existing content using the Workarea.
Add IUP Stock Photography to Your Page
Use the Library feature to insert images into a content block.
Insert an Image on a Page
Adding images to your website is recommended, as it adds variety to your page. Here’s how to place an image from the Ektron Library into your content.
You can add a link from your content to another website.
How to make links to other pages within the IUP content management system
Working With the Calendar
Do you have an event happening? Be sure to add events of interest to your unit’s calendar.
Post a News Item
Posting news using the CMS is very similar to making a regular webpage. Here’s how.
Writing an Effective News Post
These simple pointers can help you to communicate your message more quickly and clearly and draw more traffic to your website.
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