Cascade

Cascade is the new University of Alberta content management tool, replacing Sitecore. We offer both introductory and administration-level training to help staff become familiar with the Cascade interface.

*Please note these are University of Alberta specific courses and will not benefit participants outside of the University*


Courses

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Cascade Level 1: Introduction to Cascade

Cascade is the new University of Alberta Content Management tool, allowing us to create and manage content for our website and pages.

In the Introduction to Cascade, you'll learn what a CMS is, and the specifics of how Cascade works. We will cover how to log-in, access, and interact with the Cascade interface, including the dashboard and basic widgets, navigating around your site(s), and accessing specific pages and content.

From there, you'll learn how to add a page, and then use the Rich Text Editor to insert basic content and media to that page. This will also include adding links, lists, and images. While adding this content, we will also talk about basic web and content design concepts.

*This is a University of Alberta specific program and will not benefit participants outside of the University.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills

Duration: 1/2 day

Multiple course sections are open to registration. Click the link below to view all available dates.

Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

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Cascade Level 2: Intermediate

In the Cascade Intermediate course, you'll learn about the capabilities of Cascade as a tool, and what it allows for in terms of more complex page layouts. This will include a discussion on how the Cascade pages work, what rows and columns mean in the tool, and how to go beyond the standard single column layout.

Additionally, you'll learn about the other components that Cascade contains, including carousels, accordions, teaser lists and more, and how to incorporate these into your page layout. Finally, we’ll discuss how to add and organize news stories into Cascade.

*This is a University of Alberta specific program and will not benefit participants outside of the University.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills

Duration: 1/2 day

Multiple course sections are open to registration. Click the link below to view all available dates.

Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

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Cascade Level 3: Advanced

In the Cascade Advanced course, you will:

  • learn the basics of reading HTML and CSS;
  • discuss the University web styling and understand what can be changed and what remains static;
  • discover how to implement custom code and layouts using HTML and CSS within the Cascade environment; and
  • gain a basic understanding of the Bootstrap Framework and how it relates to the University web styles.

Additionally, we’ll discover how to implement code blocks from various sources, including the University of Alberta Cascade Wowbook, and a custom library created by the Technology Training Centre.

*This is a University of Alberta specific program and will not benefit participants outside of the University.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills

Duration: 1 day

Multiple course sections are open to registration. Click the link below to view all available dates.

Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

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Cascade Administration

In the Cascade Administration Course, you’ll learn about how to manage and control your University of Alberta site, with the administrative tools at your disposal. This will start with a discussion on more advanced usage of widgets, notably on how to assign tasks to users and how to set up and schedule regular content reviews.

After widgets, we’ll look at how page hierarchy and structures work on a Cascade site, allowing greater organization and control. This will include guidelines for setting up the left and top navigation areas, footer, news room, and metadata.

Finally, we’ll focus on user and access controls, allowing you to decide who can access what portions of your site and what they can do, along with other access parameters.

*This is a University of Alberta specific program and will not benefit participants outside of the University.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer skills

Duration: 1/2 day

Multiple course sections are open to registration. Click the link below to view all available dates.

Registering at least one week before the deadline is recommended as this class may fill up or be cancelled due to low enrolment.

View Upcoming Classes