Clicklaw Website Contributor Guide
This Clicklaw Website Contributor Guide provides step-by-step instructions, support information, and training videos for organizations that contribute content to Clicklaw. If you are a contributor to Clicklaw Wikibooks, see the Clicklaw Wikibooks Guide.
- In providing access to quality legal information, Clicklaw has content criteria and guidelines.
- The Clicklaw Website Contributor Guide FAQ provides answers to the questions Clicklaw contributors ask most frequently.
Getting started as a contributor
- Setting up your Clicklaw contributor account & profile
- Logging in to the Clicklaw contributor site
- Editing your organization's profile
- Inviting another contributor
Managing your organization's resources
For content in the Solve Problems, Learn & Teach, and Reform & Research sections.
- Adding a new resource
- Editing a resource
- Deleting a resource
- Putting a resource into draft mode (hiding a resource from public view)
Managing your organization's services
For content in the HelpMap section.
- Adding a new service
- Editing an in-person service and its locations
- Editing a phone/web only service
- Deleting a service
Managing your contributor account
Creating thumbnail images for Clicklaw
Tools & Training
New: Best Practice Guidelines for Online PLEI
Best Practice Guidelines for the development and maintenance of online Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) in British Columbia.
Editorial checklist helps you maintain an accurate and current listing on Clicklaw. Use this tool when creating or updating your resources and services.
If you find it easier to learn through video, try the Clicklaw contributor training videos to help you get started as a Clicklaw contributor.
Clicklaw uses widgets to allow contributor organizations (as well as others) to display portions of Clicklaw content on their own sites.
Clicklaw uses Google Analytics (GA) to collect, report, and analyze data about its website usage. As a contributor, you can view the report to learn about traffic originating from Clicklaw to your website.
Resources for Creating and Evaluating Public Legal Education and Information
- PLE Learning Exchange is an Ontario based initiative but includes many resources for PLEI producers on plain language, usability testing and evaluation.
- PLEI Connectis an online community of practice for Canadian PLEI practitioners. It's a place where people can learn and share their experiencing with using technology to develop, deliver and measure PLEI.
- The Victoria Legal Assistance Forum in Australia has produced Guidelines for Creating Online Legal Information. These guidelines are a work in progress and can be easily adapted for online BC PLEI resources.
- Common Web Metrics What's the difference between a visit, a unique visitor and a page view? The Public Legal Education Working Group has developed a list of common metrics and provided definitions, and reasons for why you would choose to use that metric (or not).
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