Seniors Gateway to Legal Information & Resources

Fraser Valley Sessions - Using the Seniors Gateway

Tour and use of the site.

This session will introduce the website and its functions.


1.     Basic features and uses of the site.  This is a lecture format and does not require the use of the computer.


(Please turn off your monitor)


a.     Portals

b.     Subject Categories

                                                                          i.      What is a subject category?


A group of names, things or ideas that belong together according to some organizing principal.  For example, under Canada Pension Plan we have arranged a number of websites that relate to CPP.  


                                                                         ii.      What is indexing?


According to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition:

Something that serves to guide, point out, or otherwise facilitate reference, especially:

An alphabetized list of names, places, and subjects treated in a printed work, giving the page or pages on which each item is mentioned.

Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


c.      Drilling down through a Category


(Turn monitors back on)


2.    Register individual site accounts

a.    User names

b.    Permission levels

c.     Register the participants




3.     Tour of the site including:


a.     Top of page

                                                                          i.      Crumb trail

                                                                         ii.      Account login

b.     Navigation Bar

                                                                          i.      Subject Categories

Review the Subject categories:

·         Are they clear?

·         Do we need more or less?

                                                                         ii.      A to Z

                                                                       iii.      Gateway Project Background

                                                                      iv.      Training Materials

·         Basic internet

·         Nidus Registry

·         Using the Gateway

·         Internet Glossary

·         Tour and use of site

·         Admin functions and evaluation

                                                                       v.      Message Board for Administrators

                                                                    vi.      Event Calendar

                                                                  vii.      User Account

c.     Bottom of page

                                                                         i.      Project Partners

                                                                      ii.      Contact information

                                                                    iii.      Admin

                                                                      iv.      Print page

User and Admin Functions



4.     How to log in and out.


5.     How to turn on the Admin.


6.     What are the various user and admin functions?

a.     Adding content

b.     Editing content

c.      Message board

d.     Event calendar

e.     User accounts


7.     Elicit comment and critique.


8.     Evaluation of the Training sessions.


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