Logging into the Website
In order to do any work on the website, you must login. Logging in is easy, if you know where to go. The easiest way to login is to got to: https://www.mcneese.edu/login (It is recommended to not use Internet Explorer).
At this point type in your username and password (If you were already logged in, then you will not be prompted for a username or password). This information should be the same as your Portal login information. Once you have logged in, you are now at your workbench.
Under the My Workbench header, make note of the tabs. These are your primary tool in working with this system.
Creating a Web Page
To begin the process pf creating a web page, you need to click on the tab Create Content. This will bring you to a screen that lists content types you may create. Under Create Content, click on Page.
Now you are ready to create the information that will appear on the web. The first area you are going to work with is the Title. The Title should contain what you want the document to be called. This is what will appear on the web as the title of the page.
The Title for my document is called Creating a web page.
The next field you will fill in is the Body. This is where you will enter your document information. The options you can use are very similar to a word processor. As far as formatting, use whatever options you want to use so long as it follows the appropriate accessibility guidelines. Keep in mind that this is what will appear on the web.
The next area that you will need to specify is the Text Format: Full HTML (this is the default). The available Text Formats are usually:
- Full HTML
- Plain Text
- Text Only
You must now fill in the Group. If you are only assigned to a single group, then this will be already defined. Just type in the appropriate group and it will autocomplete. Each group as a tid, which stands for Term ID. The
[tid: #]is required (replace # with the appropriate term id) and should be already added by the autocomplete.
Now the workflow state must be assigned. At the bottom left of the page is what is called the vertical tabs. Select the Publishing Options vertical tab. When selected, this brings up a new set of fields for changing the workflow state (sometimes called moderation state). Here you may type in notes that explain what you did (and why) and select the workflow state of the page. There are two workflow states that stand out here, Draft and Needs Validation. To save and preview the page without publishing it, use Draft. To attempt to publish the page, use Needs Validation (If it fails accessibility validation, then it will not be published).
At this point please make note of the Node number. The node number is generally located on the right side of the page. In Image 1.9 the Node number is 5053.
If you did not yet assign the workflow state to Needs Validation, then you could also click on the Moderation Tab while viewing the draft. This will bring you to a page where you can select the Needs Validation workflow state and then click the Apply button.
You have now finished the first part of creating your web page.