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 email@example.com to request 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:
We’ll keep you updated on web standards and best practices through our quarterly newsletter and optional annual online refresher 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:
You’ll be invited to take annual online refresher training and attend at least two quarterly web steering meetings each year.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a training session.