Web Training

Department and Office Websites

We provide web training to those involved in making updates to NIU websites. Your training plan is determined by your level of access to Cascade, our web server and content management system. Unless the web team has given you contributor or manager access, you’re a coordinator.

We’ll contact all current Cascade users about registering for training in the fall and spring semesters. As a coordinator, contributor or manager, you’ll be responsible for keeping your site’s content updated. If you’re a new employee assigned to maintain a department or office website, please email webtraining@niu.edu to request training.

Coordinator Training

As a coordinator, you’ll use the web update request form to make site updates.

Your one-hour Blackboard training session is focused on content strategy and the NIU Web Standards. You’ll also learn how to use the following services:

  • NIU Calendar
  • News feeds
  • Clearinghouse
  • Graphics requests
  • Photography requests

We’ll keep you updated on web standards and best practices through our quarterly newsletter and optional annual online refresher training.

Contributor Training

As a contributor, you’ll make updates in Cascade and submit them for review and publishing by the web team.

Your one-hour Blackboard training includes all concepts covered in coordinator training. Plus, you’ll learn the following skills in Cascade:

  • Update text following NIU Web Standards.
  • Overwrite existing PDFs and images.

You’ll be invited to take annual online refresher training and attend at least two quarterly web steering meetings each year.

Manager Training

As a manager, you’ll make updates in Cascade and publish the changes directly.

Your Blackboard training includes all concepts covered in coordinator and contributor training.

You’ll be invited to take annual online refresher training and attend all quarterly web steering meetings.

Faculty and Lab Websites

We provide a variety of web support services to meet your faculty and lab site needs. You may use our website update request form to make updates or schedule one-on-one training. The one-hour training session covers our content management system and offers solutions that follow web standards and brand communication standards. Please email webtraining@niu.edu to schedule a training session.

Contact Us

Website Development and Support
Still Hall 110

Rachel Xidis
Associate Director
815-753-3655
rachelx@niu.edu

Website Update Request Form

Back to top