WCMS Course name Teaching method Mandatory for WCMS 3 sites Requirements/prerequisite How to register
WCMS 3 Fundamentals Online via LEARN Yes No Self register and request training site
WCMS 3 Web Forms Online via LEARN No Yes, WCMS 3 Fundamentals Self register and request training site

Is WCMS 3 training for me?

This training is only for content maintainers of WCMS 3 sites. We are currently in the process of migrating all WCMS 2 sites to WCMS 3. This means that some sites are still using WCMS 2 and require different training. Please confirm prior to registration which type of site you will be maintaining. If you aren't sure if your site is a WCMS 3 site, ask your supervisor or contact wcms@uwaterloo.ca.

If your site is still using WCMS 2, please refer to WCMS 2 Training and Support.

WCMS 3 Fundamentals


This hands-on course for site maintainers will provide an overview of the main features of WCMS 3 including creating new content, editing content, uploading and adding images and documents, submitting drafts for review, reviewing drafts, publishing and managing content. 


6 hours without interruptions. We recommend scheduling two half days to complete this training.

Skill level

Beginner - knowledge of the WCMS is not required for this course.

WCMS 3 Web forms


This hands-on course for site maintainers will guide you through creating a form, adding form elements, configuring email options, and using conditionals and form validation. We'll also talk about security and privacy concerns with collecting data and how you can decide what to collect.


2-3 hours without interruptions.

Skill level

Moderate – knowledge of creating content in WCMS 3 is required.

How to register for WCMS courses

Step 1: Self register via LEARN

Self registration is available for WCMS 3 Fundamentals and WCMS 3 Web forms in LEARN using the steps below:

  1. Log in to LEARN  
  2. From the administration toolbar, select Self Registration.
  3. From the Self Registering Course Offerings list, select the link WCMS 3 Fundamentals in the Course Offering Name column.
  4. Select Register.
  5. Select Submit.
  6. Select Done to complete your registration.

Step 2: Request a training site

You must request a training site to complete the course activities. If you complete the course without requesting a training site, your website lead will be informed. Training sites are only available for four months, they will then be deleted.

To request a training site, send an email to wcms@uwaterloo.ca with the following information:

  • Subject: Include course name
  • Name:
  • WatIAM ID (combination of your initials and surname):
  • Co-op (yes or no):

You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions, required materials, and a link to your training site within one business day. The training site will be available for approximately four months. If the site is required beyond this timeframe, please contact the WCMS Training and Support team.

Note: Training and how-to documents will be continually updated as features and functionality are added to WCMS 3.

Questions and feedback

Just like the WCMS, this course is a work-in-progress and is going to evolve and improve as WCMS 3 continues to be developed. This course uses an experiential learning approach with activities that combine the modules in LEARN with your training site to help users gain confidence and become comfortable using WCMS 3.

We welcome your feedback on content, activities, and any questions you may have. We would like to work together as we continue to improve the WCMS 3 Fundamentals modules and your feedback is important to us.

If you have any questions throughout the course please contact wcms@uwaterloo.ca.