Adding Updates (Department Blogs)

June 7th, 2017
This tutorial will inform you how to create stories for Program & Departmental “Update” sections.

Two things to note that are not mentioned in the video below:

  • When creating a new “Update” story, please select a department from the program dropdown. Please do not use the tag field to establish the program associated with the story, unless there are multiple programs associated with the story. In that case, please choose the “primary” department using the program dropdown, and list the other associated programs in the tags section. If the story is associated with more than one department, and there is not one department that is primarily associated with the story, you’ll still need to choose a program. In that case, you’ll need to arbitrarily associate the story with one of the departments, and then list the others as tags. Please note that stories will appear on the list of updates for programs whether they’ve been chosen under the ‘program’ dropdown, or listed as tags.

A screenshot of the sva.edu CMS showing an image upload field and an alt text field below 

  • SVA is now endeavoring to make all of its digital properties compliant with the the Americans with Disabilities Act, via the web standards outlined in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. In order to do so, all images not considered decorative must have alternative text associated with them, which will be readable to screen-reader technology for users with impaired vision. You can find comprehensive best-practices on how to compose alt-text on the WebAIM guide, here.

A screenshot of the sva.edu CMS showing the program dropdown by which users can associate a story with a program.

Video Tutorial