ACS has launched its new and vastly improved website (www.acslaw.org), and we are excited to invite you to use this resource. These instructions will show you how to submit events and other content to your chapter’s page on our new website.
Each chapter has its own interactive webpage. Your chapter page offers contact information, an event calendar, event summaries, pictures, special announcements, driving directions and more. As you submit information about your chapter’s events, they will appear on not only your chapter’s calendar, but also on your circuit and the national interactive event calendars.
Everything posted on the site is text-searchable, including the extensive compilation of event and panel transcripts reflecting over three years of programming. Streaming video of selected events is available, as is every white paper ever distributed by the Constitution in the 21stCentury project and a growing number of materials such as congressional testimony and summaries of law review articles. We are very excited about this new website and its resources.
Student chapters are the heart and soul of ACS. We appreciate your hard work and dedication to making ACS one of the nation’s leading progressive legal organizations. If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
LOGGING IN Login by visiting http://www.acslaw.org/user/. Email email@example.com to obtain login information.
To add an event to the calendar, choose the “create content” link in your chapter’s menu near the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar. You will be brought to a page with three options: choose “event.” You are now ready to enter information about your event.
Title (required):Enter the title of your event
Path alias: Leave this blank
Event Description (required): Enter a paragraph describing the event. Please include your featured speakers, date, time, location, RSVP status, and any additional description in this field.
Host name/address: Please write the name of your chapter
Contact name and info: Please enter your name and email address in these fields
Address Information: Enter address information for the event. If you enter a street address, a link to Google Maps will be provided on the public portion of the website. Otherwise, please include the room in which your event will be held.
Click ‘preview’ to check your event information, or simply click ‘submit.’ Your event will then be submitted to a queue for moderator approval. When the moderator has approved your event, it will appear on your chapter page’s calendar. To further advertise your event, however, you may also want to add a story about it (see below), which will appear in the main body of your chapter’s webpage.
ADDING STORIES Adding stories will allow you to use your chapter’s homepage as a blog, for example see http://www.acslaw.org/chapters/student/ucla. You can report on past events, announce upcoming events, discuss important issues, etc. To add a story, choose the “create content” link under your chapter’s menu near the bottom of the left-hand navigation bar. You will be brought to a page with three options: choose “story.” You are now ready to create your story.
Title (required): Enter the title of your story
Path alias: Leave this blank
C21 Blogs: This functionality is reserved for C21 Stories. This should be set to “”
Site map: This should be set to “None (i.e. do not display…”
Images: At present, chapter leaders do not have authorization to include pictures in their web content. If you wish to add a digital image to your story, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org with instructions for where in your story you would like it to appear. Images must be smaller than 100MB.
Audience: check the box for your chapter
Click ‘preview’ to check your story, or simply click ‘submit.’ Your story will then be submitted to a queue for moderator approval. When the moderator has approved your story, it will appear on your chapter’s homepage.