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Training overview

Web content editor training

Advancement & External Relations (AER) web team offers a introductory editor training and advanced publisher training for content editors maintaining web pages for their department, program or school.


Requesting access

Here are the typical steps for gaining content editor access. Contact uwbadv@uw.edu with questions.

  1. With their supervisor's approval, the interested employee contacts the directory's primary publisher. Find all directories and their primary publisher here.
  2. Primary Publishers can request access for the interested employee by sending the information outlined on the Kentico Access Request page. Learn more about requesting Kentico access.
  3. While the primary publisher is doing that, the supervisor of the employee needs to contact UW Bothell IT to request a new "UW Bothell Access Account." This only creates an account but does not grant Kentico access yet; access is given via "roles" that the Web Team assign after the intro editor training.
  4. Once the account is created, the interested employee may sign up for an introductory editor-level training with the Kentico trainer Ashley Magdall.
  5. Upon completing the training, the trainer assigns the designated access roles to the trainees within 24 hours.
  6. They can enroll in the publisher-level training after completing the editor-level training. Student-staff cannot be granted publisher level access.

Prerequisite

You must have a UW Bothell Access Account to access Kentico. A portion of the training is interactive and requires trainees to log in to Kentico; the training will be rescheduled for those without an account. Employees cannot use coworker accounts; the trainer will be verifying accounts.


Introductory editor training

Any UW Bothell staff faculty, or student-staff member who needs to edit the uwb.edu website for their school or unit must attend this mandatory two hour training. They will gain editor level access to the designated directories after completing the training; content editors must attend a publisher training session to be assigned publisher level access.

  • How to add images, headings, hyperlinks, bullets, and more with the toolbar editor
  • Policies about web accessibility, UW branding and other responsibilities
  • Become familiar with online resources and support

Dates & registration

Trainings are typically held every other week for approximately 2 hours with ten spots available per training.

Please email uwbadv@uw.edu with any training questions and check back frequently for training updates.


Advanced publisher training 

Due to various reasons such as the responsibility to maintain federal/state accessibility requirements and brand standards as well as verifying the accuracy of the content posted, the Office of Marketing and Communications only allows staff and faculty to receive publisher level training and access. 

  • Reviewing other toolbar items not covered in the editor training (tables, show blocks, DIV, etc.)
  • Practice adding columns into your content
  • Reviewing and publishing pages
  • Review accessibility and brand standards and resources
  • Additional topics trainees want to cover: submit your questions to uwbadv@uw.edu prior to the training and Ashley will try to incorporate the solution(s) into the lesson or will schedule a follow-up training session to cover the topics.

Dates & registration

Publisher trainings do not have a set location, date or time but are typically held either Tuesday mornings or Thursdays afternoons, depending on the trainer's availability, over at UW Beardslee Crossing (UWBX) or in the Library in LB2-216.

Contact uwbadv@uw.edu to schedule a publisher training and include the following:

  • Cc the directory's primary publisher
  • Subject: Publisher Training Request
  • First and last name
  • NetID
  • Directory and primary publisher names
  • Date and times you're available

Ashley will confirm via Outlook calendar invite the training location and time.


Follow-up training sessions

Current content editors may schedule follow up training sessions. Those interested in a one-on-one, small group, or advanced training can email uwbadv@uw.edu. Include the full names of all the trainees, the topic(s) they'd like to cover, and any other relevant information.

The AER web team does not offer training or support on other internet or intranet platforms (Wordpress, SharePoint, Google sites, etc.).