Web Communications offers group, departmental, and 1-on-1 training sessions to Cascade Server for all websites that use the university's templates. These sessions cater to a range of ability levels and may be customized for departments or individuals, depending on need.
If WebComm is converting your site to Cascade for you, we recommend that you wait to attend a training session when your site is close to completion, not before it has been converted.
Please note:We do not provide training for custom sites that use templates other than NIU's standard ones.
Introductory Group Classes
Introductory group classes are recommended for those with no prior experience with Cascade Server.
The classes assume at least medium proficiency with using computers and navigating the internet, and will cover the basics of Cascade Server system, including:
Page creation & editing
Image & document uploading
Web standards & university branding implementation
Departmental sessions are recommended for departments, organizations, schools, and other groups that would like Cascade Training for a particular website.
Training sessions are for between 3 and 10 people, and can be conducted on-site or in a smart classroom set up by the web communications training coodinator. These sessions may be catered to the department upon request.
To schedule a departmental session, sign-up for more information.
Individual training sessions are recommended for web managers building a website from scratch, or for those who require more information than is covered in the introductory group session. To schedule a 1-on-1 session, fill out our form to request more information.