WordPress and Web Accessibility Training

Drop-In Labs

WordPress & Web Accessibility Drop-In Labs are intended for problem solving and consultation for people already familiar with using WordPress at Boise State, and for sites using the approved standard Boise State WordPress theme.

They are not intended as training classes for first-time users to learn the basics of using WordPress, or for sites that are not using the approved standard Boise State WordPress theme.

Location: Employee Learning and Development Classroom, Human Resource Services, Capitol Village.

No registration is required.

View the Drop-In Lab Schedule on Webguide

As an alternative, you can schedule in-person support and consultation for WordPress by contacting the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357 or helpdesk@boisestate.edu.

WordPress Basics

This session is designed for those who are new to WordPress and require instruction on how to create, edit, and publish content in the new theme on Boise State websites. Participants will learn about logging in to WordPress sites, creating & editing content in the default editor, publishing content, managing media libraries, and accessibility basics.

Note: This WordPress Basics course provides instruction within the context of Boise State’s new web theme, not the older legacy theme. If you specifically require WordPress training on the older legacy theme, please instead register for “Legacy WordPress at Boise State.”

Introduction to the New WordPress Theme at Boise State

This session is designed for those who are already familiar with how to create, edit, and manage their content in WordPress, but require specialized training on how to use Boise State’s new web theme. Participants will learn about features and functionalities available in the new theme, best practices and standards, how to use Panels, and how to configure a site’s section navigation.

Note: This is an intermediate session; all participants should have an understanding of how to create and edit content on Boise State WordPress websites. If you are new to WordPress, consider signing up for the “WordPress Basics” class (requires a separate registration).

Gravity Forms (SecureForms) Basics

SecureForms (Gravity Forms) is the supported method used for WordPress forms development and management at Boise State. By ensuring web form data is transmitted and stored in a secure, reliable manner, Gravity Forms is an effective and reliable forms solution. Learn when to use a Gravity Form, how to design forms, and how to manage form data.

Web Accessibility at Boise State University

Boise State values inclusiveness and access for all students, faculty and staff. The Americans with Disabilities Act prevents individuals with disabilities from being denied the benefits of services, programs or activities at Boise State, which including content on our WordPress public-facing websites. This session will address how accessibility standards impact current web content, how you can help bring your content into compliance, and best practices for creating future content that both minimizes legal risk to the University and ensures access for everyone.

Create Accessible Documents for the Web

Learn how to create accessible PDF and Microsoft Office documents for the web. Participants will also learn techniques for repairing existing documents to comply with University policy.

How to Use Siteimprove for Web Accessibility

Learn how to use Siteimprove to identify and review potential accessibility issues on Boise State University WordPress sites. We will provide an overview of the Siteimprove Accessibility Reports and allow time for participants to review data on their own sites.

Web Content Accessibility Micro-Certification Badge

The Web Content Accessibility Micro-Certification Badge is a free professional development opportunity for all eligible Boise State employees. The course is available in a flexible online format and designed to meet the needs of WordPress site administrators and web content editors to draft, edit, publish, and remediate accessible web content.

Other Resources

New Boise State WordPress Theme

Visit boisestate.edu/webguide for information, additional training content, and details about managing, using and securing the WordPress at Boise State.

Legacy Boise State WordPress Theme

Visit webguide.boisestate.edu for information, additional training content, and details about managing, using and securing WordPress at Boise State.

Customized Training

Contact OIT Communications at oitcommunications@boisestate.edu if you would like to schedule a customized group training session for WordPress.

WordPress Class Schedule

Need Assistance?

For more information, contact the Help Desk at (208) 426-4357, helpdesk@boisestate.edu, chat, or Help Desk Self Service.

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