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Meetings and Training for Website Collaborators

We provide support, consultation, and advice to our campus partners working with content on the website, also known as website collaborators. Together we build, maintain, and enhance vital web properties that reflect CMU's brand and follow best practices for digital communications.

Collaborator meeting schedule

Website collaborators are invited to join the digital strategy team for monthly collaborative Teams meeting to review recent updates and share feedback. Meetings are held via Teams from 11 a.m. -noon on the dates below. Contact your digital strategist for a meeting invite.


Sitefinity training

Training for our website's content management system, Sitefinity, is available monthly. Training for new website collaborators is required before you can work on web pages and content items. We also offer training topics to help you enhance your skills using images, documents, forms, and optimizing your web pages to improve the user journey. 

This is a 2.5-hour training session on using our new content management system, Sitefinity, to edit, create, and maintain your web pages. This training is required for new collaborators (who have not received any Sitefinity training yet and will be working on department or college web pages).

You'll learn:

*How to use the website Playbook as your source of instruction for working within Sitefinity.
*How to create a new webpage or edit an existing page using widgets and layouts.
*How to upload images and documents to the website.
*The workflow process for approval and publishing of page and content items.
*An opportunity to practice during the training to create a new webpage.

The training is held in person at Park Library room 209 and computers will be available for your use.

Register for Training

This one-hour training is intended for existing collaborators, this training will consist of a 15-minute overview of the Page Build Checklist and 45 minutes of Q&A with the digital strategist.

This training is in-person and computers will be provided for you to use.

Register for Training

This one-hour training is beginner-intermediate level and takes you step-by-step on how to create an event in Sitefinity and promote it on the website.

You will learn:
How to create an event and publish it on the website.
How to use the Event widget to display your events on your web pages.
How to cross-promote your event(s).

This training is in-person and computers will be provided for your use.

Register for Training

This one-hour training is beginner-intermediate level and will take you through the steps of creating a directory page on the website. It is a two-step process of creating the people profile and adding the people widget to display your staff/faculty on a webpage.

You will learn:
*How to create the "People" profile in the Content area of Sitefinity. Including adding an image, office hours, email, publications, etc.
*How to add the People widget to a page to display the directory listing.

This training is in-person and computers will be provided for you to use.

Register for Training

Training consists of one 90-minute virtual session held over Microsoft Teams and is intended for individuals who wish to learn basic newswriting and editing skills in order to create news stories for submission to the CMU website.

Registration is required. You will receive call-in details in a meeting invite at least two days prior to your training.

Register for newswriting training