This section is designed to supplement your Web Editor Training materials.

“Having an up-to-date and engaging web presence is no longer an option. It's essential to achieving recruitment and retention goals.” — Marie Wise, Web Coordinator, Lower Columbia College.

Content Management System (CMS): OU Campus

Lower Columbia College uses OU Campus Content Management System software (CMS) to simplify the process of creating, editing and publishing web content. Web Editors login directly from their web page(s) to manage website content. Once published, content is live immediately.

LCC purchases the software under a 25-user yearly license. Users (web editors) are managed by OU Campus administrators in the Office of Effectiveness & College Relations. Training is provided in hands-on, online or custom sessions, with ongoing support as needed.


Web Editor Training Resources

Basic Web Editor Training

Learn how to edit content in the OU Campus system!

This training provides the basic information web editors need in order to perform editing tasks in OU Campus. It is designed for editors who prefer to learn on their own schedule, or who cannot attend a hands-on training, This course is also a great refresher in basic skills all editors need to master.

All web editors are sent an invitation to join this course. If you have not done so, please accept your invitation or contact the Web Coordinator.

Practice web editing in the sandbox!

All web editors have a custom (sandbox) area to practice web editing skills. These pages do not appear on the public website and are not searchable.

Web Content Development Training

Learn how to create content your audience can understand and act on!

This training provides the foundational concepts that web editors need to understand in order to create usable, accessible and 'actionable' web content. Reference is made to best practices recommendations and research provided by leading usability experts.

All web editors are sent an invitation to join this course. If you have not done so, please accept your invitation or contact the Web Coordinator.

Custom Training

Please contact our Web Team for customized training options. Thank you!


Web Editor Professional Development Resources

Web Editor Newsletters

Regularly issued newsletter containing quarterly updates, important topics, and tips and tricks for becoming an experienced web editor.

Accessibility Training Resources

Access Accessibility training materials provided by the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and collected from Accessibility 101, the Canvas training provided to LCC employees in February 2017, Or, see specific section related to Basic Web Accessibility.

Online Materials to Download

Also available in Web Editors Google Team Drive. Contact Web Coordinator to be added to this team drive.

Training Materials to Check Out 

Contact Web Coordinator to inquire.

  • Designing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen
  • Prioritizing Web Usability by Jacob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger
  • Federal Plain Language Guidelines
  • Writing for the Web by dotmarketing
  • Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines by US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Working with Plain Language: A Training Manual by William H. DuBay

Contact Web Team

 Marie Wise, Web Marketing & Communications Coordinator

  360.442.2114
  mwise@lowercolumbia.edu

Contact Marie for content related assistance.

 Wendy Hall, Assoc. Vice President, Effectiveness & College Relations

  360.442.2491
  whall@lowercolumbia.edu

Contact Wendy for departmental level inquiries.

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