Editing web content at MSU

In order to be able to create and edit content at MSU, two courses are required. These include:

  1. Basic MSU Web Editing (CMS 110) and
  2. Creating Accessible MSU Web Content (CMS 115).

These two courses should take about 2 hours to complete and will provide an introduction to MSU's Content Management System (CMS), web accessibility, and content creation best practices.

About this course, CMS 110

Web & Digital Communications offers this entry level course as an introduction to the Web Content Management System (CMS). 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 who 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 CMS 110 online now

Live training

We only offer live sessions of this class once per term. You'll see the schedule on this page. If you can't wait, we recommend taking the course online and then stopping by one of our Open Support sessions in our office.


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