Basic Web Training: Editing Content

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    Basic Web Training: Editing Content — Training for New Web Maintainers

    June 7, 2016
    1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

    IT Support Center’s Computer Lab, Delaney Hall, Room G41

    To register, visit Web Training Workshop Registration Form.

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

    In this workshop, 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 and Displaying Photos
    • Creating Links
    • Posting Events
    • Following Best Practices and Web Style
    • Web Maintainer Responsibilities

    We cover some of the more advanced topics—including adding new page layouts, collections, adding new sections to a website, smartforms, video, and tables—in intermediate- and advanced-level trainings.

    Dates and Registration

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

    Register for “Basic Web Training: Editing Content” 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 Basic Web Training. 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 begin editing your website.
    Workflow
    Before it is published, all website content flows through an approval chain, called workflow.
    CMS Editor: The Basics
    Whenever you add or edit web content, you will use the Ektron CMS web editing program.
    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.
    Hyperlinks
    You can add a link from your content to another website.
    Quicklinks
    How to make links to other pages within the IUP content management system
    Post a News Item
    Posting news using the CMS is very similar to making a regular webpage. Here’s how.
    Working With the Calendar
    Do you have an event happening? Be sure to add events of interest to your unit’s calendar.
    Get Content Published
    How to preview and approve submitted Web content, and how workflow works.
    Previewing Content
    You should view your content in preview mode before submitting it for approval.