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How to Become a Webmaster
Step1 : Get a Webmaster Account
You need a Webmaster account to receive access to update an MCPS web site.
Who can request a webmaster account?
Only a principal or administrator (A&S level supervisor) can request accounts for their school or office. Since the principal or supervisor is ultimately responsible for the content of the school or office site, they must have knowledge of those persons having access to update their sites.
How to request a webmaster account
Step 2: Know Your Role & Responsibilities
You will receive a username and password as well as a document defining your role and responsibilities as a webmaster (someone with access to the web server). Become familiar with this document and guidelines & policies that guide computer use and web publishing.
Step 3: Get the Software You Need
If your site is not in the Tron web publishing system, you need an HTML editor and an FTP program at the very minimum.
Step 4: Get Training & Begin Teaching Yourself
Sign up for training and try some free HTML tutorials.
Step 5: Hone Your Expertise & Your Site
Web Services offers support and tools to help you and your site improve:
- Publishing Tools: A suite of tools that help you publish content more easily to your site. There are even tools that require no HTML. A school secretary, for example, could use the Newsbox Publisher to publish school announcements to the Web site.
- Site Utilities: allow you to perform analysis and your visitors to interact with your site. For example, webmasters can add our Feedback Form to their sites to make it easy for visitors to send e-mail comments.