Logjam Broken

Posted on 11/2/2007 3:32:54 PM

We’ve solved the technical problems with our starter site creation tool, and we're happy to say that we’ve created 49 sites over the last day.  That means that we’re current as of October 31, and that sites requested from now on should be ready within a day or two of the request being made.

Thank you for your patience as we worked all this out.

Additionally, everyone who has received a site has also been scheduled for training. We are attempting to have people working on related areas of the site (for instance, everyone working on the Student Life section, or everyone from College of Humanities and Social Sciences) go to the same training session.  So far, it looks like most people can make the session for which we signed them up.

However, if you can’t make your scheduled session, call Bruce Dries (724-357-7937) or e-mail him at bvdries@iup.edu.  We do recommend that, whenever possible, everyone from your unit attend at the same time.  Out in the real world, you’ll be working together on your site, so that is what we’ll ask you to do in training, too.

And finally, for the self-starters among us—you know who you are—here is the most important advice the Web Team can give you:

  1. Edit
  2. Check In
  3. Preview
  4. Submit

That’s our recommendation for everyone on the CMS.  Clicking on “Submit” sends your content to either your approver or to the Web Team for publication. E-mails are sent telling everyone that your content is ready for publication. Trumpets sound. Fireworks are fired into the air.

OK, the last two don't happen.  But clicking Submit is, in small way, a big deal.  It means you think your content is ready for the world to see.  And you don't want that to happen until you know your content is ready to go.  So check it in and preview it first.  See How to Get Content Published for more information about workflow— our content approval process.

And don’t forget that we have an extensive collection of “How To” documentation at your disposal. If your question isn’t answered there, let us know—we probably need to add your question to the documentation.

Happy web building!