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Idaho State University

Training Resources

Content Resources

Nielsen Norman Group
NN/g conducts groundbreaking research, evaluates user interfaces, and reports real findings.
How Users Read on the Web
Top 10 Guidelines for Homepage Usability
Great Summaries on ‘About Us’ Pages Engage Users and Build Trust


Hemmingway app
Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
Hemingway App


Grammarly's free writing app and grammar checker will make sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful.


The university also maintains an archive of photos. Download password: bengalroar2020


DubBot provides quality checks - misspellings, broken links, readability, accessibility, etc. Contact us to request an account.


It is important to make accommodations for users with visual or hearing impairments.
Accessibility Resources
Rules about image description text
Example of a screen reader in use


Search Engine Optimization
Search engines look for specific things. Well written content is most important.
Google Primer (mobile app) - SEO lesson is under websites
MOZ SEO Learning Center
SEO Tutorials

CMS Resources

TerminalFour login


CMS Tutorials
Tutorials made specifically for ISU.
CMS Tutorials


TerminalFour's Knowledge Base
Explanations of how things work and instructions for certain tasks.
T4 Knowledge Base


Image editing and resizing
If you don't have Photoshop, there are alternatives that offer simple editing options.
Be Funky
Pixlr Editor


Image Optimizing
You can shrink the file size of an image, making it load much faster on your page.