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Add a New Blog Entry

How to add a new blog entry. This feature depends on site configuration, but is available on most school web sites by default.

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Add a new page

How to add a new page.

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Add an Announcement to the Home Page

How to add an announcement to the home page of your web site.  This feature depends on site configuration and user permissions. 

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Add an Event to the Calendar

How to add an event to your web site calendar. This feature depends on site configuration and user permissions. 

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Adding a Hyperlink to your web page

Image: ScreenshotIn this video tutorial, we walk through adding a hyperlink to our web page.  Also available as text - Web URL and Email link instructions.

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Adding a PDF to your page

Image: Create and Add a PDFHow to create and add a PDF to your web page from start to finish.

Download a printable PDF here. (PDF)

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Adding an image to your web page

Image: Adding an image tutorialHow to add an image to your web page. 

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Adding and Editing Child Pages

Image: Video Tutorial - Book PagesBooks are a series of related pages on a web site that the system automatically creates a linked navigation system for. Commonly, books are used to generate the classroom and teacher's pages on school and district web sites. This short tutorial talks about how to edit and add onto existing teacher's pages using the book module.

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Best Practices - Adding visual interest to your web page

Using basic principles of good design will help communicate your information effectively.

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Design - Exhibit A: "What NOT to do"

What makes the following an example of "Bad" is the randomness. There is a lot of color and images, but the poor layout makes the content hard to follow and hard to read.  This type of layout was (and still is) common with beginner web pages/sites.

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Design - Exhibit B: "Good Layout"

What makes this a good example is that there is order and a specific flow to the document.  Images have been selected that enhance my topic, not detract from it. Subject matter has been organized into digestible paragraphs and the use of headings and sub-headings make it easy for the reader's eyes to focus and find the text they are interested in reading.

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Design - Exhibit C: Two sample layouts for a teacher's page

Concept #1 uses headings and bulleted list to organize the information. Concet #2 uses tables to arrange the information.

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Design - Exhibit D: Principles of Design

The following are examples of layout techniques that when used properly can help bring a sense of order and visual interest to your web pages.

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Edit Existing Content

How to edit, change or delete existing content - including announcements, school closure notices, blog posts, calendar events, regular pages and teacher's pages.

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Edit Images before uploading them to the Website

Images need to be edited for size and quality before being uploaded to a web page.  Your viewers will not want to wait 5 minutes for a large image to appear in their web browser.  Here are some tips for optimizing images for the web:

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HTML Coding Hints

Although there is a built in editor and HTML knowledge is not necessary to create and edit your web pages, for those that feel comfortable, coding may be edited in the source code to add extra definition or widgets to your page from other web sites.

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Logging into your web site

Image: Screenshot link to VideoOne of the more frequent questions I am asked concerns log in difficulty.  It's almost always one of several things. Here's what to check for:

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Naming Documents and Images for the Web

Naming documents and images for the web is different than saving them for use on your hard drive.  Here are some tips:

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Uploading Files When Creating a New Page

Files may be uploaded while you are editing or creating a page or blog entry.  Uploading a PDF, Word Document or an image is the same process – the folder location and button clicked is the only difference in the process.

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Web site - Getting Started Guide

Here it is - the "Getting Started Guide" that I pass out at every web training.  If you've lost yours, feel free to grab a copy here!

This guide is applicable for a majority of the web sites that are hosted by the ESD using the content management system.

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Why Can’t I Change the Font?

Ever wonder why you can't pick a font, or why the selection may be limited? Find out here...

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