For this class, we are using WordPress Multisite; this means that users, even as full administrators, have only limited controls. Below are some handouts and videos to get you started using WordPress. The first thing you should do is change the default password that was sent to you by email.
Webcast Playlist (8 videos, about 3-5 minutes each).
With WP Multisite, the “super-admin” (Fuji) needs to install themes. By default, I’ve installed StudioPress’s News Pro Theme for everyone to use. Here are the instructions for using your theme: http://my.studiopress.com/setup/news-theme/.
You can choose one of the other themes I’ve installed; if you want the instructions for that theme, email Fuji and I’ll send them on to you. If you want a different theme or want to add plug-ins that aren’t already loaded, also email Fuji.
Other sites for learning WordPress:
Brief Tutorial from UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Comprehensive Starter’s Guide from WordPress.org
Glossary of WordPress Terms
Video on the WordPress Dashboard
Step-by-Step Video (long video, >1hr)
Using WordPress as a Content Management System