Training Classes and Open Labs

All CMS classes are now held online through Teams. There will be no more in-person sessions.

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Cascade 8 classes and open labs are open to staff responsible for managing and editing their department/office websites; faculty/staff interested in managing their own profiles; and student workers employed by departments/offices to manage web content. 

Introduction to Cascade 8 (Online)

Cascade 8 is the content management system (CMS) Bowdoin uses to manage its primary website, This class is required for editors tasked with managing their department/office websites and keeping them up-to-date. The "in class" part of the training will be a demonstration of using Cascade and some hands-on followed by an out of class assignment designed to let participants practice what was learned in class. There will be a 15-minute follow-up session held online with each person to review the work and answer any additional questions. 

Class: 60-minute online tutorial.

Who should take this class?

  • New website editors tasked with managing their department/office websites and keeping them up-to-date.
  • Existing website editors who have already taken the class and just want a refresher!


  • Learn how to use the basic tools within the CMS to update and publish content on department/office sites.
  • Identify tools available to organize and present content on the web.
  • Identify and correct non-accessible web content.
  • Create, update, and remove faculty and staff profiles from department staff listing pages.

Monthly Classes:

Tuesday, July 14
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
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Faculty/Staff Profile Pages (Online)

Learn how to edit and update faculty profile pages. Add a new profile photo, update your publications, and create a short bio about yourself. This class will introduce you to our content management system (Cascade 8) and have you updating your faculty/staff profile pages in 30 minutes.

Who should take this class?:

  • Current faculty who would like to learn how to update their profile pages.
  • Academic Department Coordinators who want to learn how to update faculty profile pages.
  • Others charged with updating profile pages.

Prerequisite: None

Monthly Classes:

Tuesday, July 14
3:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Open Lab Sessions (Online)

We are now scheduling 1x1 remote sessions on Microsoft Teams in lieu of open lab sessions. Please use the website service request to schedule.


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