Fundamentals for Web Maintainers: Online Training

  • This online training course is for those who are new to Ektron, or those who need a refresher. Register for “Fundamentals for Web Maintainers.”

    Note: You must already be a web maintainer in order to take this course. If unsure, please check the Web Maintainer list. If you are not listed, ask one of your site approvers to submit an ihelp ticket requesting that you be a site author or approver.

    In this D2L course, 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
    • Submitting items for publishing
    • Posting news and displaying photos
    • Creating links
    • Posting events
    • Following best practices and web style
    • Web maintainer responsibilities

    The course modules must be taken in order. Each module has required tasks to complete. After completing the module’s tasks, you will take a short quiz. The Digital Team will review your submissions and quiz and determine if you successfully completed each module.

    Passing each module unlocks the next. After passing the entire course, you can revisit any of the modules for brush-up training at any time.

    More advanced topics—including page layouts, working with collections, and adding new pages to a website—are covered in the face-to-face Page Layouts workshop.


    To take the online “Fundamentals for Web Maintainers” course, you must be a web maintainer. If you are not, please contact one of your website approvers and request that you be added as a web maintainer.

    Register for “Fundamentals for Web Maintainers” by filling out our registration form.

    Basic How-Tos

    Below are selected how-to pages that will help you through the topics covered in “Fundamentals for Web Maintainers.” 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.
    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.
    You can add a link from your content to another website.
    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 a Page Layout
    You should view your content in preview mode before submitting it for approval.