dotCommunity for Administrators


The dotCommunity for administrators course provides the background theory and the hands-on practical experience needed to run a dotCommunity installation. This course will introduce participants to the techniques required to manage a dotCommunity system. Additionally, it covers many of the features available from how to communicate with administrators and members, to enabling the community applicants derive more from the system.

This course provides more detail than, and builds upon, the dotCommunity introductory course.

To improve on the skills learned on this course attendees should consider the following additional courses:

  • Best Practice Guide to dotCommunity
  • Specific dotCommunity application courses, e.g., using Wikis

The above courses are tailored to an individual client's need. To find out more information or to request these courses please email us: [email protected]

Learning outcomes

Participants will:

  • Understand the Content Management System and all of its features
  • Learn how to use and be proficient in the administration interfaces of the system at the highest management and the individual community levels
  • Become confident in helping communities and administrators to achieve their aims of improving the quality of the resulting communities

By the end of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Apply for, approve, and set up new communities and users
  • Create, update, enhance, and publish content in the CMS
  • Manage every aspect of a community's life cycle, from initial configuration to mature usage
  • Communicate with, configure, improve, manage, and control all of the communities on their system

Skill levels

  • Attendees must be comfortable using computers and the Internet


  • Room with screen which can take standard monitor VGA input
  • Internet connected machine per course attendee

Course length

The course length is two days consisting of:

  • One day classroom based, delivered at your offices or at ours (subject to an additional charge)
  • One day mentoring and coaching at your offices