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Updated: Thu, 07/18/2024 - 18:12

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Want to design / edit a McGill webpage but don't know where to start? We've got you covered!

Check out the guide below outlining the steps required and resources available for anyone wanting to edit a McGill site on the WMS platform.

Our team has extensive experience in editing and designing websites and we’re happy to help provide support and consultation. We invite you to book an appointment at our our drop-in hours below.


A. Steps for Website Editing

  1. Take the necessary web training

    McGill website administrators, managers, and editors are required to complete Web Services training to create and maintain McGill websites. Please see the table below for the list of required/mandatory courses by roles.

    Roles Required/mandatory courses
    Site Administrator Site Editing (WMS 300)
    Site Management (WMS 301)
    Writing for the web at McGill (WS 100)
    McGill's digital standards (WS 101)
    Site Manager

    Site Editing (WMS 300)
    Site Management (WMS 301)
    Writing for the web at McGill (WS 100)
    McGill's digital standards (WS 101)
    Designing great user experience (WS 102)

    Site Editor Site Editing (WMS 300)
    Writing for the web at McGill (WS 100)
    McGill's digital standards (WS 101)
    Designing great user experience (WS 102)

    To register these courses, please visit the Training Request Form on Minerva. In addition to completing the required courses, new site administrators, managers, and editors need to fill out the User Access Guidelines Form to obtain access to WMS sites.

    To find out what the training courses offer, visit the Web Services training courses descriptions page.

     

  2. Learn and stay up-to-date on McGill’s Digital Standards

    McGill's Digital Standards provide an overview of  the criteria for creating and managing McGill websites and online services to help make them more accessible, user-friendly, and secure. All website administrators, managers, and editors should follow these best practices.

     

  3. Get a website consultation (for large-scale website revisions)

    McGill's Web Services team offers consultation support for large-scale web projects, such as site redesign. Their support includes user experience research and design, site analysis, content optimization, layout implementation, and more to help create the best website to suit your needs.

    To start the process, please contact comms.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (our team) and we’ll help coordinate the consultation with McGill’s Web Services team.


B. Website Support Drop-in Hours and Labs

Need help implementing your website design ideas? Have a question about some of the WMS editing features? Our team is here to help. We offer hands-on assistance for website editors, managers, and administrators through MS Teams or in-person.

comms.engineering [at] mcgill.ca (Book an appointment)

McGill Web Services also offer Labs for Site Editors and Managers who need assistance with developing their sites. To sign up, visit the Web Services Training and Events page.

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