Fall Quarter Updates
Posted by Megan Otis on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 1:20 PM PDT
Hello Seattle U Content Editors:
Welcome to the 2018-19 academic year! The Web Team has had a very busy summer and we have lots of updates and news to share with you all.
CMS Training Now Fully Online
We are very excited to announce that we have launched our new, fully-online, and expanded training course in Canvas for new content editors. The new training course encompasses:
- Using the TerminalFour content management system (CMS)
- Creating great web content, including web content guidelines, writing for the web, and working with images
- Website accessibility
We hope that by offering fully-online training through Canvas, it will be a more effective, efficient, and easier way to get new users trained more quickly. All new content editors will be added to the Canvas course at the same time as their T4 accounts are being created.
But all TerminalFour users are welcome to request access to the Canvas training course if you would like a refresher or you’d like to learn some new things; just let us know that you’d like to have access to the Canvas training course, and we will get you added.
Forum on Web Accessibility
Beginning this year, the MarCom Web Team will start offering a quarterly forum for all content editors to provide you with information and training on important topics related to your Seattle U website and the TerminalFour content management system.
This fall, we will be holding a forum on website accessibility on
- Wednesday, October 31 | 1:30-2:30 | Wyckoff Auditorium
Please RSVP to the web forum if you’re planning to attend. If you’re interested but can’t attend on Oct. 31, please let us know that as well. If there is enough interest, we will schedule a second session on a different day and time.
Website Style Changes
You might have noticed some slight changes to the visual style of the text on the website. Recently we’ve made some small tweaks to our global style sheet, based on feedback from content editors and website users.
- The text size and spacing between the lines of normal paragraph text, and the section navigation menu, has been increased slightly to improve readability.
- All-caps page titles have been changes to sentence case.
- Some of the headings styles have changed to improve readability and consistency.
You can expect to see additional small tweaks over the next month or so. Thank you to everyone who has provided us with feedback; it is very important and valuable to us.
University Changes That May Impact Your Website Content
Over the summer and so far this fall, the university has had a number of changes that you need to be aware of in case these changes need to be reflected on your Seattle U websites.
- Shane P. Martin has begun his term as the new Provost. Robert Dullea resumes his role as Vice President for Planning and Vice Provost.
- Matteo Ricci College has now moved within the College of Arts and Sciences and is now Matteo Ricci Institute. Former MRC Dean, Paulette Kidder’s new title is Director.
- Career Services has become the Career Engagement Office and their URL is now www.seattleu.edu/careerengagement.
- The office of Disabilities Services has changed its name and is now the office of Disability Services, and their URL is www.seattleu.edu/disability-services/.
- Chartwells has taken over for Bon Appetit. The new website for Dining Services and Catering is https://www.dineoncampus.com/seattleu.
- The Law School Annex (LSAX) building is now the Harding (HRDG) building.
- The university is transitioning from TargetX to Slate to handle transfer and graduate student applications for admission, so the Web Team has tried to find all the links to TargetX and replace them with links to a new routing page to help point prospective transfer and graduate students in the direction of the platform they need to use to apply. If you still have direct links to TargetX on your website, please get in touch with us for assistance in replacing those links.
If your websites include mention of any of the above, please be sure to update your website content to reflect these changes.
If you have any questions about any of the above, please let us know. And as always, thank you for everything you do to keep our websites up-to-date and looking great.
The MarCom Web Team
Jason Beardriel and Megan Otis