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AT Training Spring 2013

We are in the process of building a “cute” training menu for our offerings in spring 2013.  It will look great and be distributed in hard copy to attendees of the part-time plenary workshops January 17, and via PDF to all faculty members.  For those who don’t do “cute,” however, here are the offerings for spring 2013 in the good old chronological, lianear fashion. Workshops to be presented in spring 2013 Part-Time Plenary Presentations Getting Started with Blackboard Facilitated by: David Gray Date: Thursday, January 17 (Part-time pre-plenary) Time: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m....
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Customizing Menus in WordPress

Customizing Menus in WordPress
Managing navigation menus on a website is usually a difficult task. WordPress takes way most of the difficulty of creating menus and, some would say, even makes it fun. In fact, on many WordPress sites the menu will automatically be configured as you create each new page. Page settings such as the ‘Parent Page’ and ‘Order’ allow you to control where in the menu the page will be listed. There are, however, many cases where the menu needs to be customized. For example, if you need to add a link to a third-party webpage or add a post category. The following video, part of the...
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Creating a New Page in WordPress

Creating a New Page in WordPress
If you intend to use WordPress  as more than just a blog, and in my opinion you should at least consider it, it is necessary to understand how to create pages. While there are many similarities between creating a post and a page, there are some significant differences. The following video gives an overview of creating a page and the various options available: For more video tutorials on how to use WordPress check out the How-To page at the Palomar College WordPress Central site. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on...
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Creating New Posts in WordPress

Creating New Posts in WordPress
After obtaining a new WordPress site, one of the most important tasks to learn is how to create new posts. Posts can be used in many different ways within WordPress, but their primary use is as discrete entries in a blog. The home page of a new WordPress site is what is referred to as the posts page. Any page in a WordPress site can be designated as the posts page, but the home page is the default. Posts are a great way to get fresh information online, keeping your site from appearing stale. The beauty of WordPress is that posts are quick and easy to create. The following video demonstrates how to...
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Training Schedule, Fall 2012

We have published our Academic Technology training schedule for fall 2012 on our web site.  For those of you who want to plan your Professional Development for the fall semester, here is the rundown. Workshop Descriptions A description of in-person and online workshops is given below. A tabular schedule of in-person person and webinars can be found on the web at http://www.palomar.edu/atrc/attrainingschedule.htm. A. In-Person Workshops Workshops to be presented in fall 2012 Part-Time Pre-Plenary and Plenary Activities Blackboard Essentials Facilitated by: David Gray Date: Thursday, August 16...
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