UCOP.edu web content managers now have new resources
If you are one of the many content managers responsible for keeping our new UCOP website alive and thriving, you now have two new resources to help you maintain your Cascade skills.
Cascade is the content management system the UCOP website runs on. Content managers from nearly every UCOP department have been trained in the software, making it easy for staff in local units to maintain and update their own content, even if they are not professional web editors.
The new Cascade resources were developed by Communications and Information Technology Services (ITS) to support staff who are new to web editing or need ongoing help in managing department, division, unit or program sites within http://ucop.edu. They include:
- UCOP Cascade Help, an online resource
- Cascade Fundamentals, a three-hour, instructor-led course to be held Tuesday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in 7107 Franklin
UCOP Cascade Help is an extensive online guide that offers a Cascade primer, clear and detailed task-oriented instructions and best practices. The site is a good reference and refresher for those who have already received training. It includes screenshots for specific types of pages, answers to commonly asked questions and other support resources.
“I highly recommend the site for all content managers,” said Thuvan Le, administrative analyst in the Building and Administrative Service Center and content manager for her group. “I found it very easy to understand and easy to use for all skill levels.”
Cascade Fundamentals is an instructor-led, hands-on course, designed for content editors and managers who work on the UCOP website. It covers Cascade basics, navigating within the site, page types, key tasks and resources.
The course, led by ITS Web Developer Allan Perry, covers Cascade knowledge and skills that apply specifically to the UCOP website. It is designed primarily for those who haven’t yet been trained but also serves as a good refresher. Anyone interested should have supervisor approval and sign up through the UCOP Learning Center.