So often documentation fails to address the fact that people learn in different ways – written, oral, visual, etc.
To further meet our goal of improving your experience learning ocPortal, we're very happy to announce that we are rolling out a series of video tutorials.
Our primary goal is not simply to have a useless slide-show showing features outside of any context, which would leave you wondering "why would I ever want that?". Rather, we scripted each one as a mini-project, demonstrating features in real-world situations. These "goal-oriented" tutorials show from beginning to end how to instantly achieve useful results.
This breaks the stale classroom environment of typical CMS tutorials, providing instead friendly, one-on-one training with a member of the ocPortal team.
We're happy to announce the immediate release of the first four tutorials today:
- Using Comcode to embed HTML elements (example: Google maps)
- Using 'SU' to look through the eyes of other members (example: creating a tailored welcome screen)
- Creating a custom Comcode tag (example: YouTube integration)
- Themeing 101 (example: replacing the header)
You can find these tutorials linked from our front page, or in the usual tutorials section.
We will continue to produce more tutorials in the future – covering the basics and demonstrate in simple ways how to pull off intermediate and advanced modifications like Tempcode and theming.
If you have suggestions or requests for the topic of a future tutorial, please let us know in the comments here, or contact us.