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Webmaster Training

NEW! SELF-PACED TRON COURSE

Now Available through myMCPS Classroom

To take the new Tron self-paced learning course, go to Professional Development Online (PDO), and search for 87436. Then select the course called, "87436, OCTO: Self-paced Introduction to Tron Course (Web Editing Tool).” After registering, the course tile will appear in myMCPS Classroom.

This course can be used to earn 3 hours of clock credit and covers the same topics as the Intro to Tron class and more. The course is taken online and consists of three modules with a quiz at the end of each module (quizzes are optional if you don't need clock credit). If you successfully complete all three quizzes, course completion will be automatically transferred back to PDO, giving you credit for completing the course.

Please note that you must log into your MCPS Google account in the Chrome browser before you can access the course in myMCPS Classroom.

Web Services and the Department of Instructional Technology offer webmaster training all year.

Where

Trainings are held at the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI), located at 4 Choke Cherry Road in Rockville. Directions

How to Register

Registration is done through the Professional Development Online (PDO) system for all MCPS staff. All classes have the keyword "Tron" or "webmaster" in the title to make it easier to search and find classes and sections. How to register

If you are not an MCPS employee and would like to attend training, email us. We'll get you in touch with the right people.

Upcoming Trainings

Course descriptions are below

Date Time Course Title Location
Wed., October 3 9 am - 12 pm Intro. to Tron CTI - TBD
Wed., October 3 1 – 4 pm Webmaster Work Session CTI - TBD

Course Descriptions

Intro to Web Authoring and Communication - Tron

This is a half-day training class for schools and/or webmasters new to using TRON. Some of the topics for maintaining a site that will be covered in this session include:

  • Best Practices for Web writing
  • MCPS Web regulation, policies and procedures
  • Web design basics and principles
  • Logging into Tron
  • Editing and formatting text
  • Adding links
  • Publishing, saving, and checking in content
  • Previewing content
  • Working with images and documents (PDFs, Word docs, etc.)
  • Updating Tron calendars
  • Updating news/announcements
  • Creating new pages
  • Updating menus

Web Authoring and Communication - Tron Refresher course

This is a half-day training class for schools and/or webmasters who have been using TRON and want to learn more about using it or need a refresher. Some of the topics for maintaining a site that will be covered in this session include:

  • Calendar event taxonomy
  • Work area
  • News Announcements
  • Creating new pages
  • Inserting thumbnail images to create a photo gallery
  • Managing library items
  • Overwriting, deleting
  • Menus
  • Linking to pages within and outside your site
  • Linking to library items
  • Menus
  • Updating a slideshow

Webmaster Work Sessions

Instructors from the Web Services team will provide hands-on support for webmasters as they work on their web sites. These sessions are for the MCPS webmaster with enough experience to work independently. These sessions will provide guidance and an opportunity to learn new skills or just a place to work uninterrupted for the day. Participants must have a webmaster account prior to attending the class. Webmasters should bring materials they need and have a project in mind for the sessions.