Many of SPU's departmental web sites are maintained by the individual department. If departmental web development is your area of responsibility, take a moment to examine the self-help tools below.
Need more than "self-help"? Priority/select university departmental web pages are managed and maintained by the University Communications department. If you have major design or content changes for your departmental web pages, contact University Communications at 206-281-2051 for information on obtaining their assistance.
Updating Departmental Web Pages
There are a two different software applications we recommend for routine departmental updates. First, make sure your permissions have been set or the software will not connect to the server.
Contribute Users (Recommended): This web page will show you how to create a connection using Contribute. It will also show you how to search for a file, open a file, edit a file, and finally how to publish to the server. A 30-minute introductory training is provided to assist with the initial set-up as well as how to perform basic edits.
Dreamweaver Users (Advanced): This web page will show you how to configure Dreamweaver, search, open, and edit a file, and finally how to connect to the web server. Training is not provided for Dreamweaver; however, we can give you options as to how to receive off-site training.
If you wish to use either Contribute or Dreamweaver for SPU business purposes (e.g. updating your department's web site), contact the CIS Help Desk at 206-281-2982 and we can assist with your purchase and installation.
Web Permissions and Security
If you are new to a campus department and have been tasked with updating your department's web site, please contact University Communications and they will set up the appropriate permissions. Without them you will not be able to access the site.
Increasing Your Privileges
Giving you access to the server means that you need to be extremely cautious. If you need to leave your workstation, please "lock" your computer so others are unable to access your computer. Please treat these permissions with care and responsibility.
Remember to keep your password as secure as possible. Click here for the do's and don'ts of a good, secure password!