About the Class:

Web & Digital Communications offers this entry level course as an introduction to the Web Content Management System. The two-hour session covers day-to-day tasks such as how to edit web content and how to create new web content. This training is required  for all website content managers, whether you need editing access to an existing site, or would like to have a new website created. In addition to new CMS users, anyone wishing for a CMS refresher is encouraged to take the course.

Take Basic MSU Web Editing (CMS 110) online
The majority of our new users prefer to take this course online - this allows you to proceed at your own time and pace.

Once you have attended Basic MSU Web Editing (CMS 110), consider attending one of our advanced trainings. In addition to the introductory training, we have developed the following courses:

About the Instructor:

This CMS training is taught by one of our specialized Web Programmers. Each individual has been fully trained in using the CMS has experience in website design. The instructor as well as all the members of Web & Digital Communications will be available for additional support and training courses as you further your experience with the CMS.

Know Before You Go:

The "Basic MSU Web Editing" course is mandatory for all new users.  Registration is required for in-person trainings - please view our upcoming Web Training Schedule in order to find and register for a training.  Alternatively, your can take Basic MSU Web Editing online at your desk in your own time!

Note: While the CMS lets you create and manage web content even if you are unfamiliar with web programming, it is important you are familiar with web browsers and word processors as the CMS uses a word processor much like Microsoft Word. If you are new to word processors or would like to get a refresher, there are a number of university services that can help. The UIT and the MSU Library both offer professional workshops on a variety of computer topics. Visit IT Onboarding or MSU Library Workshops Calendar for more information on these classes.


Useful Links

Help Center:

CMS Help Center



CMS Training


Computer Workshops:

IT Onboarding

MSU Library Workshops