Scope Training Materials
Welcome to the Scope section of our CMS Help site! Our Scope elements are designed to plug into CMS websites to deliver re-usable content throughout the Skidmore web site. In this way, a news item can be entered once, and shared across multiple Skidmore web pages without individual site editors having to re-enter the information -- saving server resources, employee time, and promoting efficient sharing of information across departments.
Scope elements consist of news, announcements, events, people, and right column displays. You can see these in action on the Skidmore home page. Not all of these features are available for every website, and when they are available they are usually limited to the home page of the site.
You will need to work with the Web Team to determine which features are available to you, and have them installed on your site. Once you have them in place, you will be able to maintain them using the Scope editing system.
General Information About Scope PostingA brief introductory warning – do not copy/paste directly from Word into any Scope item. This brings in some background coding that can render your item incorrectly on Web pages. Always copy the text into a text document first, and then copy it into the text editor window, this will remove the nasty background code and make it more workable. You will then be able to add the formatting (bolding, links, spacing, etc). See this blog article for more information.
Thumbnails and embedded images should be prepared ahead of time in your photo editing program of choice (PhotoShop, etc.).
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