Please note: Only designated web editors have access to the Universitys two web content management systems - SimpleCMS and OpenText CMS - and to the News and Events MyAdmin system.

You must have attended Basic training before accessing the OpenText CMS. You must have attended News and Events training before accessing the MyAdmin system.

Introduction to OpenText CMS

This workbook accompanies the OpenText Basic training course and as such, refers to the training website throughout. However you may find it a useful reference when developing and maintaining your website. The workbook covers:

  • OpenText CMS fundamentals
  • Menu tabs
  • Working with SmartEdit
  • Working with pages
  • Working with links
  • Working with images
  • Working with documents
  • Workflow and publishing

Download Introduction to OpenText workbook

OpenText CMS  - Modules, Panels, Search, and more...

This workbook accompanies the Advanced OpenText training course and as such, refers to the training website throughout. However you may find it a useful reference when developing and maintaining your website. The workbook covers:

  • Introduction to Modules (slideshows and feature boxes)
  • Adding, reusing, removing, and deleting modules
  • Using panels
  • Using the search functionality
  • Changing the page title/headline
  • Changing the page file name
  • Workflow and publishing

Download OpenText Modules and more... workbook

OpenText CMS - News and Events

This workbook accompanies the Advanced OpenText training course and as such, refers to the training website throughout. However you may find it a useful reference when developing and maintaining your website. The workbook covers:

  • The MyAdmin system and interface
  • Creating and editing news items
  • Creating and editing events

Download OpenText News and Events workbook

Writing for the Web

This user guide complements our Writing for the web workshop. While it is a useful reference tool in its own right, you are encouraged to attend a workshop session.

Find out why writing for the web is different from other writing styles and learn how to create web content that is appealing and effective. The user guide covers:

  • Why good web writing matters
  • Prioritising information
  • Enabling your readers
  • Be clear and direct
  • Final checks
  • Useful Resources

Download Writing for the Web user guide

Markup for the Web

If you are an OpenText or SimpleCMS user, you are charged not only with writing copy for the web but also with structuring the copy in a way that makes it semantically correct, accessible, and consistent with other pages throughout the university. This requires that the content is 'marked up' correctly.

This user guide tells you what semantic markup is and how you should use it to structure content and so ensure accessible web pages. The user guide covers:

  • Markup for the web
  • Consistent styling
  • The building blocks of html

Download Markup for the Web user guide

Download Examples of Markup for the Web - a companion to Markup for the Web

MyAdmin News

A comprehensive user guide describing how to use the main features of the MyAdmin News application.

MyAdmin Events

A comprehensive user guide describing how to use the main features of the MyAdmin Events application.

SimpleCMS

A comprehensive user guide describing how to use SimpleCMS, the Web Team's in-house web Content Management System.