CMS Guide

CMS Training

At Brandeis, most websites are edited using Cascade, our content management system (CMS). The CMS is a web-based application that provides a central place for website creation and editing.

Basic CMS Training is offered throughout the year and Advanced CMS Training is offered on-demand. New web editors must attend Basic CMS Training to activate their Cascade CMS account, regardless of any prior web editing experience.

Which training(s) do I need?

Basic Cascade CMS Training (Mandatory)

Audience: This class is mandatory for new web editors of sites in the standard university web templates (sites that look like this one). Student web editors must indicate a staff or faculty supervisor upon registration.

New web editors must complete both Basic Cascade CMS Training and Web Accessibility Training (Digital Accessibility 101) in order to edit a Brandeis website.

Overview: Learn the basics of maintaining and editing a website the standard university templates. As a web editor, you will learn best practices for editing web content at Brandeis, overview of responsive and accessible web content, how to navigate the CMS and how to publish content.

Upcoming Trainings

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2 - 3:30 p.m., Zoom | FULL
  • Tuesday, July 9, 1 - 2:30 p.m., Zoom | Register

Note: Trainings are typically held twice per month. 

NEW! Advanced CMS Training (Optional)

Audience: This class is optional for those who would like hands-on experience using content types in the CMS and managing their websites.

Prerequisite: Basic CMS Training

Overview: Learn how to liven up your website by using different content types like accordions, lists, blocks and more. Offered by request only.

Request Training

Web Accessibility Training (Mandatory)

Audience: This class is mandatory for all web editors (regardless of templates used).

Overview: Accessible web content is usable by all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments. At Brandeis, we have a responsibility to make sure everything we put online — from videos to photos to how we organize content and create links — is as accessible as possible. In this class, you will learn why accessibility is important and how to make various types of content accessible.

Enroll in Web Accessibility Training