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Webmaster Training

Before taking a training course, please verify which content management system (CMS) the website you will be editing is using. All school websites are using Episerver. Most office websites are still using Tron.

Self-Paced Online Courses

Episerver Course

Please Note: We do not recommend using a Chromebook to edit your website because the On-Page Edit feature is not supported by Episerver for Chromebooks.
Now Available through myMCPS Classroom

To take the new Episerver self-paced learning course, go to Professional Development Online (PDO), and search for 88547. Then select the course called, "88547, Self-Paced Episerver Web Publishing Course.” After registering, the course title will appear in myMCPS Classroom.

This course can be used to earn 3 hours of clock credit. The course is taken online and consists of four modules with a quiz at the end of the first three modules (quizzes are optional if you don't need clock credit). If you successfully complete all three quizzes, course completion will be automatically transferred back to PDO, giving you credit for completing the course.

Please note that you must log into your MCPS Google account in the Chrome browser before you can access the course in myMCPS Classroom.


Tron Course

Available through myMCPS Classroom

To take the Tron self-paced learning course, go to Professional Development Online (PDO), and search for 87436. Then select the course called, "87436, Self-paced Introduction to Tron Course (Web Editing Tool).” After registering, the course title will appear in myMCPS Classroom.

This course can be used to earn 3 hours of clock credit. The course is taken online and consists of three modules with a quiz at the end of each module (quizzes are optional if you don't need clock credit). If you successfully complete all three quizzes, course completion will be automatically transferred back to PDO, giving you credit for completing the course.

Please note that you must log into your MCPS Google account in the Chrome browser before you can access the course in myMCPS Classroom.

Web Services and the Department of Instructional Technology offer webmaster training all year.


Recording of Episerver Webinar

NEW!

Instructional Specialists held a virtual Introduction to Episerver course on Zoom on August 5, 2020. A recording of the course is available here.

 

Upcoming Trainings

Where

Please Note: Both Intro to Episerver Classroom Trainings and Webmaster Work Sessions are currently being held on Zoom. Further instructions and information will be provided to those who sign up.

Course descriptions are below

Intro. to Episerver Classes

How to Register

Registration is done through the Professional Development Online (PDO) system for all MCPS staff. All classes have the keyword "Episerver" or "webmaster" in the title to make it easier to search and find classes and sections. How to register

If you are not an MCPS employee and would like to attend training, email us. We'll get you in touch with the right people.

Fall schedule for Intro. to Episerver Zoom classes is coming soon!

Note: Intro. to Tron Courses are no longer being offered because MCPS is transitioning to a new content management system, Episerver. Webmasters still using Tron should take the online course and/or come to a webmaster work session.

Date Time Course Title Location
Thurs., July 29 1 - 4 pm Intro to Episerver zoom
Tues., August 17 1 - 4 pm Intro to Episerver zoom

 


Webmaster Work Sessions

Instructors from the Web Services team will answer specific questions during one-on-one Zoom meetings with webmasters who are already working on their websites using either Tron or Episerver. These sessions are for the MCPS webmaster who has already taken an Introduction course. Fall schedule is coming soon.


Course Descriptions

Intro to Episerver

This is a half-day training class for schools and/or webmasters new to using Episerver. Some of the topics for maintaining a site that will be covered in this session include:

  • Best Practices for Web writing
  • MCPS Web regulation, policies and procedures
  • Web design basics and principles
  • Logging into Episerver
  • Editing and formatting text
  • Adding links
  • Publishing and previewing content
  • Working with images and documents (PDFs, Word docs, etc.)
  • Updating calendars
  • Updating news/announcements
  • Creating new pages
  • Updating menus
  • Updating a homepage carousel
  • Creating alert messages

Webmaster Work Sessions

Instructors from the Web Services team will provide hands-on support for webmasters as they work on their web sites using either Tron or Episerver. These sessions are for the MCPS webmaster with enough experience to work independently. These sessions will provide guidance and an opportunity to learn new skills or just a place to work uninterrupted for the day. Participants must have a webmaster account prior to attending the class. Webmasters should bring materials they need and have a project in mind for the sessions.