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Webtools Help Blog
Help, tips, and tricks for working with Webtools

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  • Bulletin Instructions Eweek Example

    Eweek is a general-interest newsletter emailed every Sunday to faculty and staff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

    • Posts must be submitted by noon Friday.
    • Any faculty or staff member at Illinois may submit a post.
    • Posts must be official announcements sponsored by a department or unit.
    • Once is enough—an item should appear in only one Eweek mailing per semester.
  • Bulletin Intro Example

    The Bulletin intro appears immediately below the skin header.  In Eweek it is used to present an accessibility reminder.  The intor is optional:

    "If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email the contact person for the event. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs."

  • Sponsoring a student or external user

    Staff and Faculty can access every service in Webtools.  Sometimes your department might need to give staff access to a student or outside group.  Below we explain how to do this.  It is important to note a couple of key points.

  • How to send to a listserv

    Email+ can be used effectively to send to listservs.  This post lists the rules that must be followed when sending to a listser.

  • Using Security Groups for Assigning Webtools Admins

    Webtools may have security groups from the Group Manager added on the Privileges tab.  People can be added to the group rather than on each Webtool.  This makes transfering Webtools or assigning additional staff members as easy as adding a person to a group.

  • Transferring or Sharing Webtools

    The Transfer Webtools allows you to quickly and easily transfer or share Webtools with other people or groups.

  • Emails going to spam or other folder

    When emails are sent, email clients have rules they apply before the email gets to your inbox.  Sometimes they end up in your 'spam' or 'other' folders instead of your inbox.

  • Retiring Social Media and Banner elements

    The 'banner' and 'social media' elements in Email+ are being retired on June 28, 2021.  The banner and social media can now be added to the skin in the Skin Designer.