Carnegie Mellon University


Marketing & Communications with Computing Services

Training Opportunities

The Marketing & Communications and Computing Services teams have put together extensive documentation and a variety of training opportunities to help you become a CMS pro.



Browse our extensive library of video tutorials to learn how to do everything from building a page to publishing your website.

How-to Documentation

The Documentation section of this website contains all the essentials you need to hit the ground running when creating your website.


Come to one of our focused workshops to hone your CMS skills.

CMS Demo Site

Take a look at the CMS Demo Site to get inspiration for various ways to lay out your pages and utilize the CMS's many features.


Watch our recommended videos on, free for the CMU community. Brush up on HTML basics, learn website design theory and more.

Office Hours

We periodically hold office hours where you can come ask a question about the CMS or your website.

2018 Workshops

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Working with Images in v5

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Having rich imagery on your website greatly enhances user experience and can improve messaging effectiveness. This workshop is designed to give you an introduction to using images and photography in the university CMS.

You will learn:

  • Where to find images to use
  • How to edit and format images
  • How to add images to your pages
  • Best practices

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Information Architecture for Web

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Perfect for information architecture beginners, this workshop is designed to give you tips and guidelines for developing a working content structure for your website.

You will learn:

  • Content structure and flow theory
  • Content outlines and sitemaps
  • Common mistakes
  • Best practices

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Digital Accessibility: CMS and Your Website

Wednesday, March 28
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Danforth Conference Room, CUC


Note: you must already be logged in to FocusU to go directly to the registration page for this workshop. Otherwise, you will be redirected to the FocusU homepage. You can also search for the workshop on FocusU.

Are you responsible for using the university's Content Management System to create digital, electronic, multimedia or other content that is available online? Learn to design your digital materials to foster a more technologically inclusive environment in our diverse campus community, so that persons with disabilities can access your electronic resources—including websites, audio and video content—using software, e-readers and mobile and other devices. Participants will have the opportunity for assisted hands-on work on their digital projects to make them accessible.

You will learn:

  • How screen readers and other tools interpret digital content
  • How to apply the principles of digital accessibility to your specific needs

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SEO and Website Analytics

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Almost everyone uses internet search engines to quickly find content online. This workshop aims to provide a foundational working knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO), to make your website search-engine-friendly.

You will learn:

  • SEO: What is it?
  • How keywords help SEO
  • How to measure web analytics 
  • What not to do