Welcome to Stacks Training 

The Stacks Training Program offers in-depth training on all of Stacks’ features, tools, and resources. Here is an overview of the program as well as some work to get you started with Stacks. 


Discover Stacks!

  1. Time to Explore - it’s time to start exploring the platform. Take the time to access your new Stacks website and become familiar with the platform. Start thinking about how you want your new site to look as well as how it will be laid out.

  2. Stacks Resources - become familiar with the learning tools and information available to assist. 

    1. Stacks Support: This is the Stacks support desk. Not only is it equipped with our digital user manual, but also step by step instructions and tutorial videos that will help you either get started or answer any questions you might have about a particular tools or feature. Stacks Support also provides access to our forums page where you can explore Q&A between the Stacks Customer Support Team and the Stacks Community. Visit Stacks Support here

    2. Stacks Academy: This is our YouTube video tutorial channel. Stacks Academy has both in-depth and at a glance videos offering insight into the features and tools of the platform. Visit the Academy here

    3. www.StacksDiscovery.com: The Stacks website is a wealth of information regarding Stacks and its products. Visit the site here


Setting Up Your Training Sessions 

It’s time to start thinking about training. Setting up training sessions will begin the process of teaching you and your team about Stacks and its many features. To set up your session visit our booking tool here.


Training Program Overview

The Stacks Training Program consists of training sessions used to explore the platform and answer questions along the way. The agenda and content details for each session can be found here at Stacks Support. The sessions are broken into the following concepts: 

  • Session 1 - Getting Started - provides an introduction to the platform and serves as an opportunity to customize the structure and components of the training program. We will review the main components of the Stacks platform and identify areas of the site to be customized. 
  • Session 2 - Building Content - explores creating content with Stacks and how the platform’s pages, tools, and features can be used to bring your website vision to life. 
  • Session 3 - Special Tools & Features - looks at a number of special tools that can be used to highlight content, book rooms and create events. This session also offers the opportunity to revisit any topics or content that may require a second look. 


Homework

Each Training Session will be followed by custom content intended to assist you as you explore the Stacks platform and prepare for your next Session. This content is meant to be reviewed between each session to allow you to ask questions pertinent to how you will use the features and tools to build your website. In order to prepare you for Training Session 1, please review the following materials and explore the recommended Dashboard tiles: 


Explore the Dashboard

The following are Feature Tiles within the Stacks Dashboard. We recommend you take a closer look at each of these and how they can be used to customize your website. Clicking on the links below will take you to the tile’s content on Stacks Support where you can learn more. 

  • Logging In

  • Themes

  • System Configuration

  • Google Integrations

  • Location & Hours

  • People/Users

  • Files


It’s Time to Think About... 

Begin thinking about the following in preparation for Session 2:

  • Your website’s Information Architecture including Menu structure 

  • The Filter Vocabularies you are looking to employ to organize content on your site


Recommended Reading

We encourage you to read the following as you begin familiarizing yourself with the Stacks platform. 


Looking Ahead

After each session, we will provide you with a look ahead as to what topics, features, and tools we will be exploring further. For Session 2, we will be looking at the following topics. Take some time to learn more by clicking on each to access the content on Stacks Support. The full agenda for Session 2 can be found here.

  • Content Moderation/Workflow

  • Publication & Expiration

  • Using Search

  • Filter Vocabularies


You are now part of the Stacks Community! 

Need help? Have answers? 'Stacks Support' provides the latest information on platform updates, an ever-expanding list of FAQs, and a Community Forum that plays host to community and expert information exchange. Check out Stacks Support at support.stacksdiscovery.com