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More questions answered about the new SMHS website


More questions answered regarding the new SMHS website:

Q:  How do I spell check the web pages I’ve been assigned to edit?

A:  Like this–

  1. If you are a web content editor who is editing a page in Omni Update, note that if you have “checked out” the page (the “lightbulb” near the top of your screen is on/yellow), a small, square “check” icon should also be present.
  2. Click that icon to open the “page check” box (which also opens automatically when someone tries to “publish” a page).
  3. There the “ABC Spelling” box to the left will be either green (if no errors are found) or red (if the software identifies words it thinks are misspelled).
  4. If the box is red, click “Show Results” to see the allegedly misspelled words (alleged because sometimes the software thinks correct words are incorrect, especially in the case of many surnames).
  5. When you view the words flagged as “misspelled,” notice that you can either add them to the dictionary OR go find the error on the page and correct it.
  6. Then check again in an effort to get your red box to turn green.

Q:  How do I add an event to the SMHS calendar on the home page?

Go the UND’s calendar platform ( and log-in per your UND/NDUS IDM info. Then, click the green “Submit an event” button on the top-right of the screen. Fill in the appropriate boxes and notice that under the “Filters” area near the bottom of the page you can select the SMHS for the box “Events by Colleges & School.” Be sure to do that to get the event to pull into the calendar on the SMHS website.

Q:  Where is much of the course content that was on the previous SMHS website?

A:  UND has asked all colleges to put detailed course-content into courses’ appropriate Blackboard sites only, not on web pages accessible to external users/non-students. So, most course-specific content was removed from the new SMHS website. Sorry.

Q:  Update: Why can’t I see the new website using the URL provided?

A:  In addition to having “old” pages in your wb browser’s cache, it could be that at times you are trying to access various SMHS web pages from bookmarks you placed on your web browser that are no longer valid. Remove those bookmarks and create them anew in your browser.

Q:  Without the “A to Z index” function how do I find _____?

A:  UND made the decision to remove the “A to Z index” from the entire UND website and all college sites. That said, the new search function (very top-right in black on your desktop view) is much improved over that of former website, and will get even better with time. As users use the search tool, and staff with website editing authorization enter keywords and page descriptions into their pages on the back-end, the search will get even more refined and accurate. But this takes time and use.

Q:  Where are our policy links, and where is Information Resources?

A:  SMHS policy links (plus the link to HIPAA training) can be found in the green footer at the bottom of every SMHS webpage. The Information Resources pages, which includes “medical media” downloads, logos, and so on, can be found on the “Current Students” and “Faculty & Staff” pages under the “Info For” link in the black header at the top of every SMHS webpage.