Training and support
UniSA use SharePoint Designer for authoring the w3.unisa.edu.au websites and offer online training in its use. If you have already completed the training and need support in the authoring websites on UniSA's corporate web server, see Web resources for useful links.
Before using the templates and other corporate web authoring tools you will first need to undergo training. UniSA offers online training videos covering the following topics:
- introduction to the corporate web environment
- using the corporate web templates
- using the menu editor tool
- using the publishing tool
- using the form conversion tool
- search engine optimisation (metadata)
- online accessibility guidelines
Once you have completed online training, you will need to do the Skills assessment before you can be given authoring access to any website.
To ensure your skills are up-to-date, it is advisable for web authors to constantly refer to the content of this Web Authoring Guide which has comprehensive information on all aspects of web authoring.
The Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Access and Learning Support ran workshops for staff in 2003. These workshops enabled staff who are web authors to develop first level awareness of accessibility problems faced by people with vision and other impairments when they try to access web materials. Some resources from these workshops are available from Web accessibility.
Vision Australia provides fact sheets, brochures, papers, education materials, links to other sites and training courses.