websites & online

Courses are for students and staff only. Use tabs below for more details.

WordPress1: Getting started with WordPress

WP1: WordPress Essentials

Prior knowledge: None

WordPress is a popular blogging platform and York St John University has its own implementation which allows every member of the University to have an account and host a personal blog or website.

This course includes:

  • Understanding the dashboard
  • Adding blog posts and pages
  • Changing the theme
  • Working with comments
  • Embedding audio and video
  • Finding copyright cleared images

If there are no suitable dates below then please contact digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk 

Eventbrite - WP1: WordPress Essentials (Tue 3 

Oct 14:00-15:00)

Eventbrite - WP1: WordPress Essentials (Thu 19 

Oct 10:00-11:00)

Eventbrite - WP1: WordPress Essentials (Wed 22 

Nov 15:00-16:00)

Mahara1: Getting started with Mahara e-portfolio

Mahara1: Getting started with Mahara e-portfolio

Prior knowledge: None

An e-Portfolio provides a place to gather useful information in an electronic format, York St John uses Mahara which can display text, pictures, videos and journals on collections of pages. An introduction to the Mahara e-portfolio covering its use as storage for career information and the creation of pages to present a portfolio electronically.

This course includes:

  • Adding profile and career content
  • Creating a journal
  • Creating Pages
  • Adding text and pictures to pages
  • Adding video content
  • Sharing and submitting portfolios

This course is run by request only - contact digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk 

Eventbrite - MA1: Mahara essentials (Thu 21 Sep 10:00-11:00)

Eventbrite - MA1: Mahara essentials (Tue 3 Oct 15:00-16:00)

Eventbrite - MA1: Mahara essentials (Tue 7 Nov 11:00-12:00)

Eventbrite - MA1: Mahara essentials (Thu 7 Dec 14:00-15:00)

 

Image1: Finding and crediting images

Image1: Finding and crediting images

Prior knowledge: None

Finding images online is easy but finding images that can be legitimately used on a website or in a publication can be harder.

This course includes:

  • Places to locate images
  • Different image licences including Creative Commons
  • Crediting images correctly
  • Tips for getting the best quality images available

If there are no suitable dates below then please contact digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk 

Eventbrite - FI1: Finding images (Thu 5 Oct 15:00-16:00)

Eventbrite - FI1: Finding images (Fri 3 Nov 10:00-11:00)

Eventbrite - FI1: Finding images (Mon 4 Dec 11:00-12:00)

Online1: Managing your online identity

Online1: Managing your online identity

Prior knowledge: None

This course investigates the impact of online identity and how others perceive a future employee online.

This course includes:

  • What is virtual identity? Social networking, password management etc.
  • Checking your digital footprint
  • Exploring ways to develop professional networks
  • Creating a strong student profile on LinkedIn.

If there are no suitable dates below then please contact digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk 

Help with managing your virtual presence

YSJ Website editing (T4 CMS)

YSJ Website editing  (T4 CMS)

Courses for editing the York St John website (T4 CMS) are at YSJ website - staff only