Order of Cascade CMS Training Modules

Steps to Complete Cascade CMS Training Overview of the Cascade CMS Login and Dashboard Basics Cascade Terminology Cascade Best Practices Cascade Basic Tasks Understanding Workflows Responsibilities for Content Providers Responsibilities for Approvers and Publishers Cascade Pre-Workshop Evaluation Get started with first lesson: Overview of the Cascade CMS  

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Publisher Responsibilities

Publishers Those who know HOW to say it and DELIVER with technical know-how. The approver/publisher determines if the content of their department communications being readied for delivery to the public via the World Wide Web is acceptable. They manage the design, processing and delivery of web-based communication on the website – and are usually a […]

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What are the Responsibilities of Contributors/Content Providers?

Contributor/Content Provider Those who know WHAT to say. Any staff member or student worker who: (a) is sufficiently computer literate (b) has had CMS training within the past year (c) is designated to manage, create and/or update content for their department Some writing experience and AP style knowledge preferred. Responsibilities: Attend CMS training annually. Maintain […]

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Web Accessibility

Web Accessibility is about reaching as much of our target audience as possible. According to the Department of Information Resources, “Electronic Information Resource [or EIR] accessibility means providing electronic information and services in a variety of ways that does not depend on a single sense or ability.” It allows those with mild, moderate, and sometimes even […]

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Usability

Usability is the art and science of making things easier to use. The first law of usability is “Don’t make me think.” Keep these things in mind when developing pages: Try to make pages self-evident;  if that’s not possible then make them self-explanatory People don’t read pages, they scan them Site visitors typically don’t make […]

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Formatting Text

Guidelines for formatting text Often users scan webpages, instead of reading everything. Develop your pages with that in mind, creating blocks of useful information. Do not use underlined text, as it signifies hyperlinks. Bulleted or numbered lists can be helpful in providing concise information. Only use tables when displaying data, and make sure the table […]

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Utilizing Headings

Headings, also known as H-tags, give structure to a page, much like an outline gives structure to a report or term paper. Heading Types H1 – The page main headline or title. It should contain the main theme of the page and most important keyword or keywords. There should be only one. Within our CMS, […]

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