Website FAQs and How to

 

Add an event

 

Eligible CECS staff have access to create and publish events. This is a great opportunity to promote activities that are happening in the College. The following information has been provided to assist you navigate the event content type.

How to add an event video demonstration

Please note

  • all content will default to 'saved as draft' until the publish box is checked. This allows you the functionality to add content ahead of time before making the content live.
  • Events can be promoted to the external webpages as in events in the main menu, the staff intranet webpages' event section and also to current students' event section. Please ensure you select the appropriate box to maximise attendance.
  • You are encouraged to use the registration facility in the event by either providing an email contact or by pasting a URL which is automatically hyperlinked.

 

ANU WebStyle, Grammar and Syntax

 

Below is a tightly edited list of common mistakes to watch out for when creating web content. CECS staff have access to, and, are encouraged to place events, notices and announcements which may have a wider audience than your usual professional network. Please have a read below, or head over to for a more comprehensive list of grammar and syntax.

 

ANU capitalisation

 

ANU style is for minimal capitalisation; that is, only the first letter of the heading or title is capitalised, along with any proper nouns. Only people’s names, position titles, names of workgroups, organisational units, degree titles (e.g. Bachelor of Art) and publications should be capitalised. Almost everything else should be in sentence case.

 

Numbers

 

Within regular prose, numbers one to nine should be spelt out and 10 and above should be numerals.

Commas should be used to mark thousands rather than spaces, for example: 1,000.

 

If starting a sentence with a number cannot be avoided, write the numbers as words, for example: use “Twenty-nine people attended the launch” instead of “29 people attended the launch”.

Numeral form is acceptable when used together with a unit of measurement (weight, distance, date, time etc), in tables, in a series of numbers provided for comparison (e.g. 5 of 500 people), and in mathematical and scientific contexts.

In headings, abbreviated forms of large numbers are acceptable e.g. $1bn or $1m.

 

Dates

 

Thursday 17 March 1917 (no commas). Use 12 May, unless directly quoting someone saying “May 12″. Do not say 12th of May.

 

Postgraduate

 

One word. No hyphen, no space. No capital.

 

Professor

 

Spell out in full, never ‘Prof’

 

Time

 

Preferred style for listing time. 10am and 2pm, not 10.00am and 2.00pm. 10.30am not 10:30am. 2–4pm not 2 – 4 pm etc. Use an en dash to show duration, not “to” (that is, 2–4pm not 2 to 4pm).

For the full list please visit

https://services.anu.edu.au/marketing-outreach/storytelling-writing/writing-style-guide.


 

Edit your people page

 

How to edit your people page

Through My Dashboard

Under the My Content tab you should see a link to your name in the table

  1. Click on My Dashboard in the top left corner
  2. Click on the edit link next to your name

Through People webpage (if you don't have access to My Dashboard or your name doesn't come up in My Dashboard)

NB: If you don't see "My Dashboard" or your nameis not listed in "My Content" tab

  1. click on the Home icon in the top left corner. (This will take you to our homepage)
  2. Search for your name in the list of People in About page and click on the link. (this will take you to your CECS profile)
  3. Click the Edit tab at the top of your profile page

On this page you can update all your personal details and your research.

When editing your profile you will see 4 tabs:

  • Details - contains your contact information, most of this would have been filled out when you arrived
  • Media - Your photo
  • Contacts - your email address, room number etc.
  • Description - your research content
  • Metadata - research areas that you identify with

 

Edit your theme or area page

 

Access to this content type is restricted to area/theme publishers. Please talk to your area/theme publisher if you wish to have content added to this content type.

  • Go to https://cecs.anu.edu.au/staff and login
  • Click on the research menu and find your theme or area
  • Click on New Draft tab to Edit under the header of your theme or area content
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and use the drop down menu and select publish. This will make recent changes to the content live.

 

Add content for facilities, awards,topics, and industry partners

 

Access to this content type is restricted to area/theme publishers. Please talk to your area/theme publisher if you wish to have content added to this content type.

  • Go to https://cecs.anu.edu.au/staff and login
  • Click on the My Dashboard tab in the top left hand corner
  • Click on the create content tab at the top of the page
  • Under the create content header you will see the different content types you have access to add, edit and publish

 

Add a student project

 

How to add a student project video demonstration

All academics have access to add/manage student project. Use this content type to add/edit all information relating to student projects.

  • Go to https://cecs.anu.edu.au/staff and login
  • Click on the My Dashboard tab in the top left hand corner
  • Click on the create content tab at the top of the page
  • Under the create content header you will see the different content types you have access to add, edit and publish
  • Select the 'student project' content type to create a new entry.

 

Add a staff announcement for newsletter

 

Most academics and professional staff have access to add staff announcements. Use this content type to add/edit an announcement in staff section of the website. Most recent announcements will be promoted in weekly staff newsletter. Please check Marketing & Communications' Comms tab for more information regarding the weekly newsletter.

  • Go to https://cecs.anu.edu.au/staff and login
  • Click on the My Dashboard menu in the top left hand corner
  • Click on the create content tab at the top of the page
  • Under the create content header you will see the different content types you have access to add, edit and publish
  • Select the 'Staff announcement' content type to create a new entry.

What is a content type?

Our new CMS has a large number of content types. Content types enable you to organize, manage, and handle content in a consistent way across websites. In our current website an example of a content type is our people and student projects database. In our new website most of our pages will be built content types. So rather than having to edit and add content on multiple pages and in different ways manually, users can add and edit content types in order for that information and text to be automatically populated across our sites in a consistent manner. Content types in our new website include people, student projects, research projects, student and staff announcements, facilities, awards, events and much more.

I think I’ve been put in the wrong research area, how can I correct this?

Information was provided by our Research Schools regarding membership of our new themes and areas. If you’d like to discuss where you have been placed please contact your Research School.

What about my course website in cs.anu.edu.au? Will that be migrated?

Course websites that are currently managed by convenors are not being migrated to the new CMS at this stage. If you have a course site you can continue to manage this as usual. Course lists in the new website will link students out to your site.

What will happen to my user webpage?

User pages are not being migrated to the new CMS at this stage. You can continue to manage this as usual. You do have a field in your people entry to provide a link to a user or ANU researchers url for example. If you have a link such as this in your current people entry, it will have also been migrated over to the new website.

Who can I speak to to have my photo taken for my profile page?

If you need a more recent photo or don’t have a photo for your people entry but like to have one taken, please email marketing.cecs@anu.edu.au

Updated:  8 September 2015/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CECS Marketing