Basic Website Help

Help Topics

 Basic Website Use

 Navigation 

 Search

 Printing Web Pages

 Sharing Pages

 Creating a User Account 

 Logging in

Tabular Data

 Drop Down Menus

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 Basic Website Use

The AISWA website is available by visiting http://ais.wa.edu.au in your web browser.

The site is divided into two sections, a public facing area (above) and a member portal available only to AISWA members (and employees of members). The member section of the website is only available via a login.

 

 Navigation 

You can navigate all pages of the website via the large blue menu located near the top of the website - containing the AISWA logo followed by website sections. Clicking on the AISWA logo will always take you back to the homepage.

To access different pages move your mouse over (or, on touch enabled devices, touch) the text in the blue menu to reveal a sub menu. In the example below the mouse is over the “About” section and the pages located under this section are listed across the page, directly under the menu strip.

Each line of text in the dark blue box that appears is a link to another page. Click (or touch) the link to navigate to that page.

Breadcrumbs 

When you navigate to a sub page within the website a trail of parent pages is displayed directly below the menu. This shows you where you are in relation to the rest of the website. You can click on any of these links to navigate back down the menu structure or simply use the menu navigation as normal. “Here” refers the current page you are on.

 

 Search 

An easy way to find information across the site is to use search. Type a phrase into the text box located at the top right of every page to start a search. Then click enter/return on your keyboard or click the magnifying glass in the text box to initiate the search.

The site will return results containing the keyword(s) entered from throughout the entire site including any related files.

An important note on permissions: The search will only return results which you have permission to view. This means if you are a member (but are not logged in) the search will not return any member only content. Make sure you are logged in to access member content within the search results.

 

 Printing Web Pages 

An easy way to print individual pages from the AISWA website is made available via the “print” link located at the top right of the screen. The printed version of the page is optimised for printers (eg. reduce ink usage)  and so will vary slightly from the version you see on your screen.

Navigate to the page you wish to print and click/touch the print link. Clicking print is the same as printing any other document on your computer. A print dialog will open and ask you to confirm print settings and proceed.

 

 Sharing Pages 

Any page within the AISWA website can be shared via social media (Facebook, Twitter) or email by clicking the “share” link that is located at the top right corner of every page. The current page will always be the one shared, so navigate to the page displaying the information you wish to share and then click the link.

You will be asked to select how you wish to share the page (Facebook, Twitter or Email) click the corresponding method and you will be redirected to a page specific to that sharing method. Complete the form and the page (current URL) will be shared.

 

 Creating a User Account 

Non-Member User Accounts

By signing up to the AISWA website we can store your PL hours and make it easier when signing up for PL Events. Note that this does not give you member access to the site (see Creating a Member Account for this).

To create an account click the sign-in button at the top left of the website. You will be taken to a login screen:

From here, click the “Create new account” tab and complete the form. You will be sent an email with a temporary password and a link to login and complete your profile. If you do not receive it within a few minutes, check your junk/spam folder. Once completed you will be able to access your account. Only select a school or organisation if you are an employee and need member access.

Member School User Account

If you do not have login credentials for the members area first consider:

  1. If you had access at a previous school: If you have a new email address (eg. due to moving schools) your account can be transferred to the new email address. Items like PL hours can be moved across to your new account. You can contact your School AISWA website administrator to organise this.

  2. You can register a new account or request that your school organises access, contact your AISWA Web contact at your school to organise this. If you are advised to create an account, continue below.

To create an account follow the instructions listed in the Creating a User account section and make sure you select a school or organisation when signing up. An email will be sent to the school/organisation to notify them of your account creation. A School AISWA website administrator will need to confirm your account and add you to the school. This is a manual process so you will need to wait for this to occur before having full access to the member portal. Liaise with them directly to follow up on this process.

 

 Logging in 

When you are not logged in a “sign in” button will always be located at the top left hand side of the screen. From here you will be presented with the login screen, enter your email address and password for the website and click login to access the site.

Forgot Password

If you have forgotten your password you can retrieve it by clicking on “sign in” button then selecting the “Request new password” tab. Enter the email address which has an AISWA website account and click “E-mail new password”. An email will be sent with instructions on resetting your password. If you do not receive it within a few minutes, check your junk/spam folder.

Member Portal Access

The members portal is a secure area made available to AISWA members only. It contains information, documents and resources to assist AISWA member schools and their staff. Your account must be associated with an AISWA member to access the member portal.

 

 

Tabular Data 

The AISWA website uses an innovative solution to displaying tabular data when the width of the table is too wide to fit on your screen. When this occurs you will notice a series of grey dots and 2 arrows at the top right of a table.

When this occurs, click the arrows to move through the hidden columns of the table. You can navigate left and right through all table columns to view them.

 

 Drop Down Menus 

The AISWA website uses special drop down menus that allow you to select from a list (as per normal menus) but also search/filter the list to quickly and easily find specific items. Simply type in the text box at the top of the drop down menu and the results will filter. Click on the item to select it.