1 Making a start
Logging into the system
In Internet Explorer, browse to your website on any page, hold down the Alt key and press L. Release the Alt key and press Enter. In Firefox and Google Chrome hold down the Alt and Shift keys and press L.
For other browsers alternative Access Keys may be required.
You will be prompted to enter your username and password. Enter the username and password that you have been given and click on the Login button.
You will see the admin panel at the top of the page which tells you which userid you are logged in with
Hosted School Service Users
Please note that all HSS users will need to access their SWS site as follows:
Go to the Start Menu and select School Website Service.
This will open an internet browser and take you to the Hantsweb homepage where you can browse to your school's website to login as above.
Using the Admin Panel
Whenever you are logged in you will see the admin panel at the top of the page.
The admin panel tells you which userid you are logged in with, and gives you buttons to perform various options.
The buttons will change depending where in the site you are and what editing permissions you have.
There are two levels of access: author and editor. Editors can change site settings and can make pages live. Authors need to have their work approved by an editor before it can go live
Load the Text Wizard to change text on a page
Whilst logged in, browse to the page you want to change using the site navigation.
The site navigation shows more levels when you are logged in to allow you to more easily see pages below the first two levels.
Click on the icon just below the admin panel
First a small browser window will appear: do not close this window while you are using the text wizard.
You may then see this warning message:
If the text wizard doesn't load after a few seconds:
log out and log back in again
close and re-open the browser.
If you get an error message about the Java applet not loading please follow these instructions
Whatever changes you make you must click the ‘Save’ button to save your changes.
Then you can close the Text Wizard window by clicking on the X in the top right corner.
Logging out when you have finished working
When you have finished amending your site you should log out of the system by clicking the ‘Logout’ button in the Admin panel.
If you don’t use the system for 30 minutes you will need to log in again to continue working.
The system logs you out automatically after 30 minutes of inactivity.