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Webmaster Training

Online Courses

NEW! SELF-PACED EPISERVER COURSE

Now Available through myMCPS Classroom

To take the new Episerver self-paced learning course, go to Professional Development Online (PDO), and search for 88547. Then select the course called, "88547, Self-Paced Episerver Web Publishing Course.” After registering, the course title will appear in myMCPS Classroom.

This course can be used to earn 3 hours of clock credit. The course is taken online and consists of four modules with a quiz at the end of the first three modules (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.


SELF-PACED TRON COURSE

Available through myMCPS Classroom

To take the Tron self-paced learning course, go to Professional Development Online (PDO), and search for 88003. Then select the course called, "88003, Self-paced Introduction to Tron Course (Web Editing Tool).” After registering, the course title will appear in myMCPS Classroom.

This course can be used to earn 3 hours of clock credit. 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.

Upcoming Trainings

Where

Trainings are held at the Center for Technology Innovation (CTI).   Please note that CTI has moved!  It is now located at 15 West Gude Drive in Rockville.  

How to Register

Registration is done through the Professional Development Online (PDO) system for all MCPS staff. All classes have the keyword "Episerver" 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.

Courses

Course descriptions are below

Date Time Course Title Location
Wed., November 13 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Intro to Episerver CTI - 15 West Gude Drive
Wed., November 13 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Webmaster Worksession CTI - 15 West Gude Drive
Mon., Dec. 9 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Intro to Episerver CTI - 15 West Gude Drive
Mon., Dec. 9 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Webmaster Worksession CTI - 15 West Gude Drive

Note: Intro. to Tron Courses are no longer being offered because MCPS is transitioning to a new content management system, Episerver. Webmasters still using Tron should take the online course and/or come to a webmaster work session.

Course Descriptions

Intro to Episerver

This is a half-day training class for schools and/or webmasters new to using Episerver. 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 Episerver
  • Editing and formatting text
  • Adding links
  • Publishing and previewing content
  • Working with images and documents (PDFs, Word docs, etc.)
  • Updating calendars
  • Updating news/announcements
  • Creating new pages
  • Updating menus
  • Updating a homepage carousel
  • Creating alert messages

Webmaster Work Sessions

Instructors from the Web Services team will provide hands-on support for webmasters as they work on their web sites using either Tron or Episerver. 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.