Category Archives: CMN 288

Summary of Course Resources:

CMN288 makes extensive use of a customized FCAD WordPress system. This enables ProCom to enhance WordPress by offering additional privacy options, plugins and extra themes.

Remember that as a WordPress user at a large organization (Ryerson University), you won’t be able to fully customize your WordPress site. However, any feature requests can be emailed to procomhelp@ryerson.ca.

Adobe CC Subscription Options for Students

While the current license agreement prevents ProCom/Ryerson from giving away Adobe CC licenses to students, Adobe does offer post secondary education students a number of paid subscription options. Tip: Between our labs and production laptops that you can sign out from the RCC 166 Cage,  you may find that you don’t need an Adobe CC license,… Read More »

Website design using Upfront and procomblogs.ca

Upfront is a WordPress theme that allows users to quickly build websites without HTML or CSS coding. The Upfront designers have written a number of brief “quick start” guides to get you up and running with this tool: Part 1: The Basics, Theme Colors and Typography Part 2: Structuring Your Site with Regions Part 3:… Read More »

Analytics Crash Course

View this tutorial on collecting and measuring data from the web using Google Analytics and other platforms. Learn about campaign strategies, key analytics terminology, trackable data, and challenges.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Purchasing options for non-Ryerson computers

ProCom courses do not require students to purchase a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. However, a small portion of our student population does find this option appealing. Information on a month-to-month Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is available here. We advise not purchasing a subscription until shortly before you need it to start assignments. Finally, a… Read More »

WordPress: privacy settings

By design, WordPress blogs are inherently public. However, procomblogs.ca has additional privacy controls for you to limit how accessible your blog is to others. To change these from your blog dashboard, click Settings > Reading.   Next, you must select a privacy option for your blog site. Note: if your class is using an aggregator blog,… Read More »

WordPress Starter Guide: Registration and blog

All students enrolled in CMN288 will automatically have access to WordPress. Step 1 But before you can access WordPress, you need to check your email inbox for an invitation to procomblogs.ca. Be sure to click the provided link in the welcome email and change your password after you login. It is highly suggested that you make… Read More »

Registering for Lynda.com

All students in FCAD courses have free access to Lynda.com, a professional video training database with videos and files that you can follow along with at your own pace. Videos range from basic introduction to programs like PhotoShop and Premiere to advanced uses of specific features. Topics such as business negotiation, presentation skills and project… Read More »