Manila Training for Banner Teams Welcome The structure of a Uniform Resource Locator for a Manila site at MCC http://web.monroecc.edu/yoursitename Protocol site name Server address/domain name The Language of Manila Membership and Roles Editorial Roles There are three editorial roles on a Manila site: Managing Editor, Contributing Editor and Content Editor. If you run the site, you are probably the Managing Editor. In that role, you can •Change the Home Page •Create Stories, Pictures and Discussion Group messages •Use Preferences to change the way the site looks and operates •Maintain the site using the Administration features •Send Bulletins As Managing Editor you can also edit any Story, Picture or Message on the site, no matter who created it. Membership and Roles Editorial Roles Any Member can be selected as a Contributing Editor. This lets them create Stories, Pictures and Discussion Group Messages, but doesn't allow them to change the Home Page, or access the Prefs, Admin and Bulletins features. Contributing Editors can edit the Stories, Pictures or Messages they created. Content Editors can create and work with all stories, pictures and Discussion Group messages. Membership and Roles The editorial roles on a site could be broken down like this: Webmaster - Managing Editor Web designer - Managing Editor Editor - Managing Editor Writer - Contributing Editor Graphic Artist - Contributing Editor Membership and Roles Membership is normally turned on for a new Manila site and your Home Page will have a Members box with links for joining and logging in. This feature has been turned off on the Manila sites. Once someone joins or is subscribed by a Managing Editor, there are site Membership Preferences that determine what kind of access they have. Membership and Roles Depending on your needs, you can set your site up so The Discussion Group is reserved for selected Members only All Members can participate in the Discussion Group but Visitors can't read it All Members can participate and Visitors can read the Discussion Group Membership and Roles The Managing Editor can still add members manually, and their access to the Discussion Group is determined by the Discussion Group settings described previously. The Managing Editor controls whether there's a link on the Discussion Group page to create a new topic. If not, Members can only respond to topics created by the Managing and Contributing Editors. Members can edit the Messages they create. Membership and Roles Visitors The Manila Home Page is usually open to all visitors, although there is an Editor's Only setting to block everyone else, or as in the case of the Banner team sites, a members only setting that presents visitors with the member login page when they come to the site. Otherwise, visitors can look at what you have on the Home Page and follow links to the Stories you have posted. Visitors won't receive bulletins or be able to participate in the Discussion Group. Visitors can join by following the Join Now link in the Members Box when it is turned on, and filling out a simple form if you have membership enabled on your site. The Manila Site Components Manila Site Components Messages Stories, pictures and the home page all begin as messages in the discussion listing. All messages have a number. Stories Stories can be thought of as the Web pages of a Manila site. They make up the “content” of the site. Manila Site Components Pictures Pictures are the gif and jpeg graphic files that are added to the site and then included within stories. Gems Gems do not start out as messages. They are resources such as PowerPoint presentations, PDF documents, Excel spreadsheets that you offer for downloading from your Manila site. The Manila Home Page Site Name Tag Line Navigation Links (shortcuts) Page Title Body Members Box (can be hidden) Link to Discussion Group (can be hidden) Calendar (can be hidden, home page only) Home Page Overview Although the Home Page may look like an ordinary Manila Story, it's really a container for Stories or News Items. The way you set up your Home Page depends on the kind of site you want to run. There are three main modes: Single Story One Story at a time appears on the Home Page Multiple News Days A configurable number of Stories (one per day) appear on the Home Page News Items A configurable number of News Items appear on the Home Page Other Manila Pages Page Title Navigation Links Graphics (pictures) Body text (stories) Link to Discussion Group (can be hidden) Members Box (can be hidden) Discussion Page Topics Messages Calendar Site Navigation links Members Box (can be hidden) Other Manila Site URLs http://web.monroecc.edu/sitename/member/login/, This will allow you to log in to your site if the login link is not visible on your pages. http://web.monroecc.edu/sitename/member/signOutConfirm/ This will allow you to log off your site if the log off link is not visible on your pages. http://web.monroecc.edu/sitename/profiles/ This will allow you to view the profiles of all your site members. http://web.monroecc.edu/sitename/prefs/ This will take you directly to your site preferences page. http://web.monroecc.edu/sitename/stats/ This allows you to view certain statistics about your site. http://web.monroecc.edu/sitename/member/changepassword/, This will allow members to change their password, once they have logged in to the site.