May 2018 Updates
Posted by Megan Otis on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 2:59 PM PDT
Happy Thursday, content editors:
We have some announcements for you all!
Monthly website improvement topics
Following up on past topics: Misspellings and Broken links
If you have not yet fixed all of the misspellings and broken links from your previous Siteimprove reports – it’s not too late to get started! If you would like a new report on either of those topics or if would like some help to tackle these issues, let us know.
This month’s new topic: Images missing ‘alt’ descriptions for accessibility
This month, we’re focusing on finding and fixing images that are missing ‘alt’ descriptions. In order to make the content accessible to users with disabilities, every image on your website should have an ‘alt’ description which concisely conveys the meaning of the image to users with visual impairments who are using assistive devices (like a screen reader).
Tomorrow, primary content editors will be receiving a Siteimprove report on all of your site’s images that are missing ‘alt’ descriptions that need to be fixed.
- Check out our blog post on how to add alt descriptions to images in TerminalFour.
- Also check out our list of other things you can do in T4 to make your web content more accessible.
Help managing time-sensitive web content in T4
- Do you have a difficult time remembering to update time-sensitive content on your Seattle U website?
You can add a "review date" to a content item, and TerminalFour will send you an email reminder on the date and time you've specified to remind you to review and update that specific content item. See the article in our “How To” section for more information.
- Have you ever wanted to set a future date and time to publish or unpublish content?
See our How-To article on how to set a future publish date and/or expiration date for your website content.
Analytics reports from Siteimprove
Have you ever wanted to know more about the traffic on your website, such as how many visitors you’ve received, how visitors behave on your website, and what they’re looking for when they come to your pages?
If so, let the MarCom Web Team know, and we can send you an analytics report from Siteimprove.
Users who no longer need access to TerminalFour
Since it’s almost the end of the academic year, now is a great time to review who needs access to your section in T4. Perhaps you are, or have, a student employee who will be leaving at the end of the school year and will no longer need access to the CMS?
If you no longer need access to the CMS, please let us know and we can remove you from the system (and then you will stop receiving emails sent to the content editors listserv).
As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks again for everything you do to keep our websites up to date and looking great.
Jason Beardriel and Megan Otis