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How to Become a Webmaster

Step1 : Get a Webmaster Account

You need a Webmaster account to receive access to update an MCPS web site.

Who can request a webmaster account?

Only a principal or administrator (A&S level supervisor) can request accounts for their school or office. Since the principal or supervisor is ultimately responsible for the content of the school or office site, they must have knowledge of those persons having access to update their sites.

How to request a webmaster account


Step 2: Know Your Role & Responsibilities

You will receive a username and password as well as a document defining your role and responsibilities as a webmaster (someone with access to the web server). Become familiar with this document and guidelines & policies that guide computer use and web publishing.

Step 3: Get the Software You Need

If your site is not in the Tron web publishing system, you need an HTML editor and an FTP program at the very minimum.

Step 4: Get Training & Begin Teaching Yourself

Sign up for training and try some free HTML tutorials.

Step 5: Hone Your Expertise & Your Site

Web Services offers support and tools to help you and your site improve:

  • Publishing Tools: A suite of tools that help you publish content more easily to your site. There are even tools that require no HTML. A school secretary, for example, could use the Newsbox Publisher to publish school announcements to the Web site.
  • Site Utilities: allow you to perform analysis and your visitors to interact with your site. For example, webmasters can add our Feedback Form to their sites to make it easy for visitors to send e-mail comments.