WCMS update for April 2021

Coronavirus Information

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What’s happening with the WCMS?

WCMS 3.0 update

Check out the updated project timeline to follow all of the WCMS 3 updates!

  • Information regarding the migration process, as well as some migration FAQs, can be found on the Building the Next WCMS website. A list of the functionality from standard WCMS 2 "FDSU" sites that will and won't ship with the June 29 initial release of WCMS 3 is also listed.
  • The Quality Assurance (QA) service offered by the Training and Support team will end on April 23, 2021. Basic web accessibility information can be found on the Web Resources site.
  • The next WCMS 3 working session is tentatively scheduled for April 27. If this date is revised, we will let everyone know.

WCMS 3 Fundamentals – preliminary training plan

A self-directed online course that will introduce new WCMS users to the main components of the new platform. This training will be mandatory for all new and existing WCMS users.

  • Single course available on LEARN
    • Self-lead, and will retain current registration process
  • Mandatory for new and existing WCMS users
  • Divided into four to five sections, such as:
    • Roles
    • Dashboard
    • Layout
    • Blocks/content
    • Web form
  • A quiz will be presented at the end of each section. User must score 100% to move on to the next section.
  • A final quiz will be presented at the end of the course. User must score 100% to complete the training and have a record of completion recorded in Workday.
  • A recorded version of the training course will also be made available in lieu of in-class teaching.

WCMS course offerings

Classroom offerings of our WCMS courses will not be offered at this time. Anyone needing to complete the training can do so via LEARN.

Drop-in lab

Have a question, or need some help with your website? A virtual Drop-in lab will be open every Thursday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. to provide WCMS content maintainers one-on-one website and training support.

Who’s new to the WCMS…

12 more sites have launched in the Waterloo Content Management System (WCMS) since our last update.

New on Web Resources

Current development sprint:

Previous development sprints:

From the blog: