SMJK School Portal Project

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26 Mar 2007

Changing Default Template

We had all school’s template to “Template111” during the migration, if you wish to chnage you school’s template, please log-in to the new Portal site, and make the necessary template changes under “Presentation”.

Template Customisation
You may want to create the “School Slogan”, “Welcoming Messages” or upload a new Template Header Graphics to replace the default one coming with the template, using the graphics dimension given for each template.

Default Language

You can also change the default language displayed on your individual school site by choosing the language for your school.
Please log-in to our Portal Manual site – for more detail usage of the new portal.

(Please note, you’ll need to have the SMJK Google Apps account to access the online Manual)

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  • 14 Mar 2007

    What are the new features of the new Web Portal?

    Apart from the common functionalities of the existing Web portal, which will be ported to the new version, we had also enable all contents in the new Portal to be RSS (Really Simple Syndication) ready, and introduce many of the Web 2.0 features into the new Portal functionalities.

    Templates Design

    We had made available 20 different template designs in the new Portal, where each school can select their own preferred template design, and can also change the preferred template anytime they like, subjected to certain text and graphics alignment adjustments in various templates.

    During the soft launch, all schools will be configured to a single similar template, where every school’s individual site look similar, after which, they will need to log-in and decide their preferred templates and change after the soft-launch.

    Only 20 templates were designed for this project, if the school wants their own unique template, they will need to source for their own, where we will provide the needed binding codes to the new template at a separate cost, chargeable to the school.


    The new portal is also multi-lingual, where the school can choose to have their preferred language labelĀ e.g. English Only, Chinese Only, Malay-Only, English-n-Chinese or Malay-n-Chinese.

    Web 2.0 components

    We had incorporated some of the Web 2.0 components into the new Portal, schools can now upload both audio and video contents to their schools site, and make them available for subscription through a published RSS feed.

    We had also created a Podcast section, where schools can upload their own recorded audio content and posted in their own school site.

    With the new TinyMCE editor, school can also include publicly available multimedia content ranging from photos, audio and video contents from sites like YouTube, Google Video and Flickr.

    Editing Tools

    Individual schools will need to purchase their own software production tools for their multimedia contents productions, including audio & video editing and converting software; if they want to use some of the Web 2.0 features.

    Please visit – for a list of software recommended

    Other Optional Hardware and Equipments

    Schools also need to have their own hardware purchased, including a good microphone for audio recording and podcast productions; or digital camera and digital video recorder, for in-house video shooting and production.

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