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RAMP  MSA3  Team  Admin  Manual  
Hockey  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Table  of  Contents  
Introduction   3  
Overview  of  Menu  Items   3  
I.  Pages   6  
II.  Main  Menu  7  
III.  News   8  
IV.  Events   10  
V.  Albums   11  
VI.  Players   13  
VII.  Staff   15  
VIII.  Practices   16  
IX.  Games   17  
To  Enter  a  Gamesheet:   19  
X.  Mailer   19  
Email  Categories   20  
Emails  (Other)  20  
Compose  Email   20  
Outbox   21  
XI.  Exports   21  
Labels   21  
Contact  Lists   22  
Stats  &  Standings   22  
XII.  Admin  Settings   23  

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Introduction  
This manual will provide the user with a basic understanding of how to edit the
content on their site using the RAMP MSA3 Platform. A general overview of the menu
items will be provided, in addition to a more in-depth look at how to utilize each of
the menu items and how to add your own content. Screenshots and step-by-step
instructions are provided to facilitate a quick and easy understanding. Please keep
this manual for future reference.

Overview  of  Menu  Items  

Within the Team microsite are the following menu items:


Home – Returns the Admin to the Home page.
I. Pages – Here the Team Admin can Pages to the site, or edit/delete pages in
this area by selecting “Edit”, or “Delete”.
II. Main Menu – The administrator can view existing main menu items or create
new items by selecting “Add Menu Item”.
III. News – Here the Team Admin can add News Articles. News articles are
displayed as promo blurbs and are linked to the full article.
IV. Events – Here the Team Admin can add Events. The administrator can create
events that are displayed on the calendar and as a promo blurb on the
website.
V. Albums – Here the Team Admin can create and add photos to Galleries, with
titles and descriptions.
VI. Players – Here the Team Admin can add players singly or in multiples. Once
players are entered into the system the site administrator has the ability to
track statistics.
VII. Staff – Here the Team Admin can add Staff Members. This allows staff
to be emailed with game and practice notices.
VIII. Practices – Here the Team Admin can schedule and maintain Team
Practices.
IX. Games – Here the Team Admin can schedule and maintain Team Games.
X. Mailer - Here the Team Administrator can create email categories, compose
mail or check their outbox.
XI. Exports – The Team Admin can do various exports of data from the system.
XII. Admin Settings – Allows the Team Administrator to change their
login/password, or add administrator contact information. If your team is
part of a RAMP league, you can link the League team site to yours, allowing
league schedule and standings to load onto your team site automatically.

 
 

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Getting  Started  

 
Notices  
The Notices area is where the RAMP Development team communicates directly to the
associations. This is the area where any updates to the system will be posted, and
where the RAMP team lets the associations know what is on the board to be added or
fixed with the system. The associations can check this area to view the progress with
the RAMP MHA3 System.

Instruction  Manuals  
The Instruction Manuals area is where the RAMP Support documents are offered for
uploading. The documents are organized by level, the Team Admin manual is
available at the team level, etc. Any other support documentation such as the text-
editing manual will also be found in this area. These manuals are kept up to date and
new manuals are uploaded as new features are introduced to the site.

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Send  Feedback  
The Send Feedback area is where the Associations that use the RAMP system can
offer suggestions for the system. Any improvements, or feedback you have about
the websites can be entered here, and will be sent to the RAMP development team.
The team will go over the suggestions, and if they are feasible additions to the site,
they will be added to the system!

NOTE: Do not use this area to report errors, or to ask for advice on how to
use your site. Please contact your association or division admin for help
with your site.

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I.  Pages  
The team administrator has the ability to add, edit or delete pages from the website.
Pages can be edited when they are being created or after by clicking the edit button.
NOTE: Once a page has been created its name is stored on the database
EVEN IF YOU DELETE IT, so use care naming your pages if you are
experimenting with the system. You will not be able to use the same page
name twice.

Placeholder Pages: Under "Pages" there are two tabs, one for regular content
pages, the other shows "Placeholder Pages". A placeholder page is a page that you
cannot enter content into. These are pages such as Stats & Standings/Practices/Staff
etc that cannot have content added to them directly, instead, they display content
based on the data entered in their respective areas. They are placeholders that show
generated content based on data that's been entered, for example - Stats will show
team stats based on game sheet entries, etc...

To Add a Page:
1. Select “Pages”
2. Select “Add Page”
3. Enter the required page name (Please do not use any special characters
excepting for dash – and underscore _)
4. Enter the Header text. This will be text will appear at the top of your page
as a headline to your main body text.
NOTE: All the fields after this point are optional, it is not required that you
fill any or all-remaining fields (Except for number 10).
5. Enter the URL name; it should be the same as your page name but with
no caps.
6. Enter the Page Title. This is the text that appears at the top of the
browser window.
7. Enter Meta Keywords. These keywords will not be visible to any users
visiting the site, but will help search engines categorize the webpage. For
instance, if you are creating a ‘Teams’ Page, you may wish to use
keywords such as your topographical location (EG. Edmonton), the sport
(EG. Curling), and any other pertinent keywords (EG. contact information,
keywords relating specifically to that page etc).
8. Enter Meta Description. This description is what will appear to users when
they are searching a browser for your webpage, if the browser is unable to
automatically generate its own description of the webpage.

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9. The Meta Robots and Meta GoogleBot drop down menus can be left as
they are unless the site admin has a desire to change them.
10."Enter main body text. This is the text that will appear on the page.
NOTE: Please see the Text Editing Manual for more information on how to
add text to a Page.

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The team administrator has the ability to add, edit or delete main menu items from
the website. Menu items can only be linked to pages that are already created. The
pages that are linked to the menu items can be viewed by clicking on the URL beside
the menu item name. Menu items can be edited after they have been created by
clicking on the “Edit” button, deleted by clicking on the “Delete” button, the display
order of the menu items can also be altered by clicking on the “Move Up” or “Move
Down” buttons. Menu items are the main navigation of your site that appears below
the header graphic on each page. See below.

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To Add a Menu Item:
1. Select “Main Menu”
2. Select “Add New”
3. Enter the menu Item Name. (EG. Contact)
4. Use the drop down menu to select which page you wish the menu item to link
to (EG. “Contact us” page).
NOTE: Remember, menu items can only be linked to pages that already
exist! You can also link to ‘No Page’, or to URLs, or to Documents.
5. Click “Submit”
6. Select “Done” if you’re finished, or select “Add Another” if you wish to add
more menu items.

To Edit a Menu Item:


1. Select “Main Menu
2. When the Menu Item Page loads, click the “Edit” button beside the menu item
you wish to change
3. Make the desired changes
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: If you have many Menu Items entered in the system, using the
“Quick Search” will help you find your entry faster!

III.  News  
Team administrators have the ability to add news articles. Once added, news articles
will show up in the Calendar/Events/News sidebar, and will be linked to the
applicable news page. Team administrators have the ability to email their team as
news articles are published. Team administrators have the ability to set how many
news articles show on the home page.

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To Add a News Article:
1. Select “News”
2. Select “Add New”
3. Enter the Headline in the “Title” field.
4. Enter the date of the news article.
5. Check the “Email Entire Team” box if you want the system to email this news
article to everyone who has email addresses entered in the system.
6. Enter the body text.
7. Click “Submit”.
8. Select “Add Another” or “Done”
Your news article should now display on your homepage.
NOTE: Please see the Text Editing Manual for more information on how to
add text to a News Article.

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To Edit a News Article:
1. Select “News”
2. Click the “Edit” button beside the article you wish to change
3. Make the desired changes
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: If you have many News Articles entered in the system, using the
“Quick Search” will help you find your entry faster!

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Team administrators have the ability to add events to their websites. Events will
show up highlighted on the calendar. Team administrators have the option to send
events to their team when they create the event. Clicking on the highlighted events
in the calendar will bring up the events page where the event details can be viewed.

JULY 31ST IS HIGHLIGHTED DUE TO AN IF WE SWITCH TO THE EVENT TAB, WE CAN SEE
EVENT ON THAT DAY. THE NAME OF THE EVENT

To Add an Event:
1. Select “Events”
2. Select “Add Event”
3. Enter the event name
4. Enter the Start Date. Select the “All Day Event” box if applicable.
5. Enter the start time
6. Enter the End Date
7. Enter the End time
8. Check the “Email Entire Team” box if you want the system to email this
event to everyone who has email addresses entered in the system.
9. Enter any applicable information in the main content area.
10. Click “Submit”.
11. Select “Done” if you’re finished or select “Add Another” if you wish to add
more events.

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To Edit an Event:
1. Select “Events”
2. Click the “Edit” button beside the Event you wish to change
3. Make the desired changes
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: If you have many Events entered in the system, using the “Quick
Search” will help you find your entry faster!

V.  Albums  
Team administrators have the ability to add albums. Albums can be created, then
edited, have additional images added to them, or deleted by selecting “Edit Images”
“Add Images”, “Edit”, or “Delete”. Editing the album by selecting “Edit” allows you to
change the album name and description. Editing the images by selecting “Edit
Images” allows you to add titles and descriptions of the images. The description you
add to the images will appear below the image in your album. When you are done
select “Save Changes”.

NOTE: Most Digital Cameras take images that are much too large for your
website. Please format your photos in an image editor such as Photoshop,
Microsoft Paint, or Pixenate (http://pixenate.com/) before uploading them
to your site. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

To Add an Album:
1. Select “Albums”
2. Select “Add New”
3. Enter the Album name in the name field
4. Enter Album description in the description field
5. Select “Choose File” to add an image. File directories will popup. Navigate to
when you have your images stored and formatted. Clicking on the image
name should bring up your image.
6. Repeat step 5 until you have added all available images.

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7. Click “Submit” to save your work.
8. Select “Done” if you’re finished, select “Add Another” if you wish to add
another gallery, selects “Add More Photos To Album” if you have more images
to add.

To Add Photos to an Album:


1. Select “Albums”
2. When the Team Album page shows, find the album you wish to add photos to
and click “Add Images”

3. Click “Browse” to navigate to where the Images are stored on your computer.
4. Repeat Step 3 until all images are chosen or until you run out of Image spots.
5. Click “Submit”

To Edit Images in an Album:


1. Select “Albums”

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2. When the Team Album page shows, find the album you wish to edit and click
“Edit Images”
3. You can then add a title and short description to each of the photos that have
been uploaded to the album.
4. Click “Save Changes” when you have completed the edits to your satisfaction.

VI.  Players    
Site administrators have the ability to add, delete and edit players in this area. It is
required to enter players in order to place them on a team. The system has the
option to add Player contact information. This is beneficial to email players from the
system.

To Add a Single Player:


1. Select “Players”
2. Select “Add Single”
3. Enter the following required fields:
a. First Name
b. Last Name
c. Date of Birth (DOB)
d. Jersey Number
4. Click the AP checkbox if the person is an Affiliated Player (An affiliated player
is a player who plays for a lower level who can be called up to fill your team
in case of injury etc).
5. Click the “Hide Player on Website” if you wish to hide this players stats from
the general public.
6. If desired add the following Parent contact information:
a. First Name
b. Last Name
c. Primary Phone
d. Secondary Phone
e. Primary Email
f. Secondary Email
7. Repeat step 6a-f to enter the optional parent information for both parents if
possible.
8. Select “Submit”

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To Add Multiple Players:
1. Select “Players”
2. Select “Add Multiple”
3. Enter the following required fields:
a. First Name
b. Last Name
c. Jersey Number
d. Position
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: Parent Contact Information can be added after the players have been
created, by following the steps in the Edit Players section.

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To Edit Players:
1. Select “Players”
2. When the Players page opens, click the “Edit” button beside the player’s name
you wish to enter additional information for.
3. Enter Player Parent Information.
NOTE: If you have many Players entered in the system, using the “Quick
Search” will help you find your entry faster!

VII.  Staff  
Team administrators have the ability to add, delete and edit Staff Members in this
area. It is a good idea to enter Staff members as this allows their contact information
to be viewed and allows Parents to contact the appropriate staff member with any
questions or concerns they may have outside of regular game or practice times. This
is also beneficial to email staff members with association news, events and updates
from the system.

To Add a Staff Member:


1. Select “Staff”
2. When the Staff Page opens, select “Add New”
3. Enter the following required fields:
a. First Name
b. Last Name
4. Enter the Staff Position
5. Enter the Primary Phone Number
6. Enter the Secondary Phone Number if necessary
7. Enter the Primary Email address
8. Enter the Secondary Email address if necessary
9. Click “Submit”

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To Edit a Staff Member:
1. Select “Staff”
2. When the Staff Page opens, click the “Edit” button beside the staff member
you wish to make changes to.
3. Make the desired changes
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: If you have many Staff Members entered in the system, using the
“Quick Search” will help you find your entry faster!
 
VIII.  Practices  
Ability to add, edit and delete practices. Practices are automatically added to and
visible on the Team Microsite calendar.

To Add a Practice to the Schedule:


1. Select “ Practices”
2. When the Practices page opens, select “Add New”
3. Check the box if the practice is a reoccurring event on the same day of the
week every week.
4. Select a date by clicking in the Date entry box and choosing a date on the pop
up calendar (This is REQUIRED)
5. Select the appropriate time for the practice with the corresponding dropdowns
(This is REQUIRED) or allow the system to add an end time if this has been
set in SETTINGS by the association admin
6. Arena – Please select the arena from the dropdown list (This is REQUIRED)
7. Check the “Email Team” checkbox if you would like a notification of this
practice to be emailed to the team.
8. Enter any applicable notes.
9. Select “Submit”

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To Edit Practices Already Added to the Schedule:
1. Select “ Practices”
2. When the Practices page opens, click the “Edit” button beside the practice you
wish to make changes to
3. Make the desired changes
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: If you have many practices entered in the system, using the “Quick
Search” will help you find your entry faster!

IX.  Games  
Ability to add, edit and delete games. Games are automatically added to and visible
on the Team Microsite calendar. Admins can email game notifications to the team.

To Add a Game to the Schedule:


1. Select “ Games”
2. When the Games Page opens select “Add New”
3. Select Game Type from the dropdown menu (This is REQUIRED)
4. Arena – Please enter the name of the arena
5. Select a date by clicking in the Date entry box and choosing a date on the pop
up calendar (This is REQUIRED)
6. Select the appropriate time for the game with the corresponding dropdowns
(This is REQUIRED)

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7. Enter Opponent Team Name
8. Check the “Home Game” button if this game will occur in your home arena.
9. Check the “Email Team” checkbox if you would like a notification of this
practice to be emailed to the team.
10. Select “Submit”

To Edit Games Already Added to the Schedule:


1. Select “ Games”
2. When the Games page opens, click the “Edit” button beside the game you
wish to make changes to
3. Make the desired changes
4. Click “Submit”
NOTE: If you have many games entered in the system, using the “Quick
Search” will help you find your entry faster!

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To Enter a Gamesheet:
1. Select “ Games”
2. When the Games page opens, click the “Gamesheet” button beside the game
you wish to enter information for
3. Enter the Scores in the “Scores” tab
4. Click the “Complete” checkbox
5. Click “Submit” (You should see a message “Scores Have been saved!”)

6. Enter the Roster in the “Roster” tab (This is only necessary if you have not
done so already in the “Players” section)
7. Click “Save Roster”
8. Enter the Goal breakdown in the “Goals” tab (this includes the scorer, assists,
type of goal [PP, SH etc.], period, time and GWG)
9. Click “Add”
NOTE: If you make a mistake when entering the Goal breakdown, you can
change it by clicking the “Edit” button beside the entry you wish to change.
10. Enter any penalties in the “Penalties” tab
11. Click “Add”
12. Enter the Goalie information in the “Goalies” tab. This includes time played,
GA, Saves, and WLT.
13. Click “Add”
14. When finished, click the “Schedule” button in the upper right corner to return
to the Schedule

X.  Mailer  
In this area the Administrator can create specialized mailing lists with the emails
entered into the system in various locations, such as Staff, Players, etc.

• Email Categories -Allows the administrator create


specialized mailing lists from any contact information
added to the website  
• Emails (other)- Allows the administrator to add other
emails to the system that would not be included in any
other areas  
• Compose Email – Allows the administrator to compose
emails, and send them to any of the created email
categories  
• Outbox – Allows the administrator to view sent mail and In
Queue/Unsent mail  
 

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Email  Categories  
To Add an Email Category:
1. Select “Mailer” from the main menu
2. Select “Email Categories” from the Mailer Dropdown Menu.
3. Select “Add New”.
4. Enter a name for the Email Category
5. Click “Submit”.

To Add Contacts to an Email Category:


1. Select “Mailer” from the main menu
2. Select “Email Categories” from the Mailer Dropdown Menu.
3. Select “Contacts” beside the category you wish to add contacts to.
4. Check the checkboxes beside the contacts you wish to add to the category
5. Click “Submit”
 

Emails  (Other)  

 
 
To Add Contacts to Email (Other):
1. Select “Mailer” from the main menu
2. Select “Email (Other)” from the Mailer Dropdown Menu.
3. Select “Add New”.
4. Enter the Email Address (This is REQUIRED)
5. Enter an addition notes
6. Click “Submit”

Compose  Email  
In this area Administrators can compose emails to send to a customized mailing list
of emails within their association.

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To Compose an Email:
1. Select “Compose Email” from the Mailer Dropdown Menu.
2. Select the Recipients from previously created Email Categories (This is
REQUIRED)
3. Enter a Subject
4. Write the email
5. Click “Send”

Outbox  
In this area administrators can view the status of their emails. The RAMP mailer uses
a queued email system, which means that large quantities of emails are sent out 50
at a time. This means that it can take up to 8 hours to send all your emails, if you
have a large number of recipients. Mail that has not been sent will be viewable on
the Unsent/In Queue page. Once your mail sends, it will be visible on the Sent mail
page. You can navigate between these pages by selecting the page you wish to view
from the dropdown, and clicking “View”

XI.  Exports  
This area of the team admin site allows the team administrators to
export various data from the site into hard copy. There are three
different exports currently available:
• Labels
• Contact Lists
• Stats & Standings

Labels  
In this area administrators can print labels for their gamesheets. The labels are
formatted for Label Size 2” x 4” (Printed Landscape – 4” x 2”) Brand Avery 08923.
To Print Labels:
1. Go to “Export” from the Team Main Menu.
2. Select “Labels” from the dropdown menu.
3. Select “Download Labels”
4. A popup window will appear asking you if you wish to save, or open
the file. Open the file with Microsoft Word.
5. When Word launches and opens the document, Print the document
onto your labels.

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Contact  Lists  
In this area administrators can view or download contact lists to print or store in an
excel file.
To Export Contact Lists:
1. Go to “Export” from the Team Main Menu.
2. Select “Contact Lists” from the dropdown menu.
3. Select “Download Excel File”

Stats  &  Standings  


In this area administrators can view or download stats & standings to print or store
in an excel file. Administrators can choose which game type they would like to
download the stats for. Gamesheets must be completed in their entirety to view all
the stats and standings for a given team.
To Export Stats & Standings:
1. Go to “Export” from the Team Main Menu.
2. Select “Stats & Standings” from the dropdown menu.
3. Select the “Download Excel” button for the game type you wish to
download.

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XII.  Admin  Settings  

Administrator Settings:
1." Administrator Settings
a. Admin Login – Enter the login name you wish to use here.
b. Admin Password – Enter the login password you wish to use here.
c. Admin Email – Enter your Admin email address here.
d. First Name – Enter your first name here
e. Last Name – Enter your last name here
f. # of Articles to Show on Home Page – Here the team admin can set
the number of news articles that display on the team home page.
2." League Settings –
If your team also belongs to a league which is on the RAMP Network:
• You can now have your league schedule and standings loaded onto your team site
automatically.
• You can enter your league game sheets directly from your team microsite
administration area without the need to login to 2 separate sites.
• You will still be able to add in non league games (ie: tournaments) under "Games"
in the menu.
a. Association – Select the league website from the list.
b. Season – Select the active season from the list.
c. Division – Select your division from the list.
d. Team – Select from the team names.
To enable league gamesheet entry
- Enter the league login and password provided to you by the league.
• - If the information is correct, you will see a new option under "Games" titled
"League Games".
a. Login -With the login your league administrator gave you.
b. Password – Use the password your league administrator provided.

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