New Web Training: “Promoting Your Department Using News and Events”

Posted on 11/16/2009 1:45:11 PM

If you’re a web maintainer for a department or office and there’s big news to announce—maybe an employee achievement or an upcoming event your area is sponsoring—you may be wondering if you’re doing enough to promote it on your website.

The new web training session, Promoting Your Department Using News and Events, can help.

This training, which debuts Wednesday, November 18, 2009, will be offered each month—no different from The New Basics or Intermediate-Level Training—and is not to be confused with Web summits or other workshops.

It builds on the training provided in The New Basics on posting news and events by addressing the following topics:

  • Writing an effective news post (what details to include)
  • Differences in communicating small-scale vs. large-scale events
  • Coordinating news posts, events on the calendar, and permanent or semipermanent webpages or sections
  • Making the most of IUP Daily, the e-mail newsletter for employees
  • Creating a communications schedule for events (particularly beneficial for events in which multiple departments/offices are involved)
  • Using the new “Event Details” box

Participants are asked to bring to the training session the details of an actual event their office or department plans. Web Team members will discuss how these events can be promoted via the website.

Web maintainers should take The New Basics training or have equivalent skills before registering for this new training.

Two sessions of Promoting Your Department Using News and Events have been scheduled so far:

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2009, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Both sessions will be held in Delaney Hall, Room G41, located within the IT Support Center.

Registration for the sessions is on line: Web Training Workshop Registration Form.

Advance registration is required, as special permissions must be set on the training website for each participant.

These training sessions are for maintainers of department and office websites within Make sure that your web privileges have been requested before you register for a training session. Also, make sure you know your user name and password at the time of the training session.

To add a web maintainer, one of the existing department/office website approvers should send a request to