Like the university itself, the HPU website is growing every day. Because we have over 150 sub-sites, we are proud to offer training for department members that are willing and able to take responsibility for basic site edits and content updates. Having so many site administrators helps to ensure that all information is up-to-date and available at the right time for prospective students, current students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community.
The Office of Communications works with the Office of Information Technology to hold periodic training sessions in group and individual settings that provide members of our campus community with the knowledge and know-how needed to be a site administrator.
Upcoming Training Sessions:
Beginner Training/Introduction (1 hour)
Users learn the basics on the rules and guidelines of the website, structure and terminology, and an introduction to creating and editing content in pages.
Intermediate Training (1 hour)
Intermediate training is a second step for beginners who want to learn more and also for anyone who needs a refresher on some of the more “complicated” features. We will cover menus (how to find it, edit, and add pages/links), image/media (how to upload, how to get the link for the document, how to resize images, alignment, and image links), the tabbed template (when it is appropriate to use it, how to use it), and the events calendar when appropriate to the audience.
We offer two different advanced training sessions – one for tables (TablePress) and one for forms (Gravity Forms). Each session lasts for an hour and we will have a 10 minute break between sessions. Attendees can choose to come for both sessions or do them one at a time as we realize that it is a lot of information to learn at once.
The table session will teach attendees how to create and edit a table and insert links, images, and use formatting. Other table options will be covered that allow for “merging” cells, hiding rows/columns, and applying custom sort methods to the table such as search, sort, and pagination options.
In the form session, attendees will create a sample form while learning about all of the different field types and their options. We will cover conditional logic and other form settings for entry limits, and how to schedule a form. In addition, the session will cover confirmations and notifications and how to view and pull entries from the site.
The next training session will be held January 4th from 1:30 to 2:30 PM in Philips 116.
In addition, we are continuously developing a training website with tutorials, instructions, and other helpful information.