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CMS training

The Communications and Marketing Web Team provides CMS training on a request basis for faculty and staff. Training is typically 1.5 hours, but may be more or less depending on the size and experience of the group. Training is a requirement for access to the CMS and must be approved by a manager.

New user/introductory training

Topics covered in new user/introductory training include:

  • Website basics and site structure
  • Metadata and search engine optimization
  • Accessibility and AODA compliance
  • Adding, editing and removing web pages, folders, files and images, including:
    • Text formatting (proper use of text styles)
    • Formatting tables
    • Linking to documents and pages
    • Uploading documents
    • Uploading, resizing and formatting images
    • Adding content from Microsoft Word and other sources
    • Formatting content and layout
      • Multiple columns and rows of content
      • Accordion content
      • Tabbed content
      • Embedding forms
  • Workflows and CMS user roles

Advanced training

Advanced training sessions and topics are tailored to what you want to learn. Some examples of advanced topics include:

  • Anchor and reference linking
  • Blogging
  • Home page content, including:
    • Home page banner images
    • Call-to-action buttons
    • Text or video content
    • News feed
    • Events feed
    • Social media feeds
  • Mega menu sections
  • Photo galleries
    • Batch uploading image files
  • Sidebar call-to-action buttons

Advanced topics are also covered in the online CMS User Guide.

Register for a CMS training session below. 

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