Ready to get started with your site, but not sure where to begin? The WashU Web Theme guides and tutorials are a great place to start. However, you’re not in this alone!
Training is a great way to learn more about the WashU Web Theme, get personalized help with your site or connect with your support experts and other users. We recommend setting aside one full work day (or seven hours spread across multiple days) to get up to speed – three hours for our introductory and advanced trainings plus four hours to try putting what you’ve learned into practice.
We offer several remote learning options for training in the WashU Web Theme:
Learn remotely and at your own pace with our training videos, created for admins who are:
New to WashU Web Theme
Setting up your site
- Page editing and formatting
- Adding images and other media
- Understanding site architecture
- Building and editing menus
Transitioning from Tailor
Intro to blocks
- Converting pages to blocks
- Rearranging and deleting blocks
- Editing block settings and layers
- Navigating the revision history
Experienced and ready to level up
- Creating events and calendars
- Adding directories and filterable lists
- Creating reusable blocks
- Setting up web forms
Group training sessions (Zoom)
We offer virtual group training sessions for those who learn best with live instruction.
Zoom training sessions are available for admins of the following types of websites created through WashU Sites:
- Websites created in June 2020 and later
- Websites that have been updated to the latest version of the web theme, the block editor
Web accessibility series
The accessibility series is temporarily paused due to COVID-19.
The WashU Web Accessibility Users Group meets to share knowledge about standards and best practices for creating and supporting web-based content that’s accessible to people with disabilities and those using assistive technologies. Each month, a speaker presents on a different web accessibility-related topic.
One-on-one remote support
While we hope that everyone will take advantage of our online Guides & Tutorials, training videos and group training sessions, we realize there are some cases when a one-on-one session makes more sense, such as:
- You have one or more very specific questions about your site.
- You tend to learn better in a one-on-one setting.
- Your site was created before June 2020, which means it’s in a legacy theme.
To request a one-on-one support, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.