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Training & workshops

Brightspace training

Everyone who edits content on a UVic website must complete the online training before getting access to their unit site.

Online, self-guided training is available to UVic employees through Brightspace.

Multifactor authentication (MFA)

Access to Cascade requires use of UVic's MFA service as well as your NetLink ID and passphrase.

Level 1: UVic web standards and best practices

You’ll learn about web best practices for accessibility, readability and search engine optimization (SEO). You’ll also learn how to structure, format and write effective web content for your audience.

This course does not require previous website experience.

Level 2: Cascade training

There are two training modules on working with Cascade:

  • Level 2: Cascade fundamentals. This training module consists of useful information, tutorial content and helpful tips for using Cascade.
  • Level 2b: Template 4 fundamentals. These tutorials are specific to Template 4 Cascade sites. You'll walk through the different content components and how to use them.

Other resources

Drop-in sessions

After you finish the Cascade training, you can join the weekly drop-in sessions (through Microsoft Teams) as needed.

Drop in to ask technical questions or get one-on-one help making changes to your webpages. Sessions are every Thursday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Sessions are free. You do not need to register.

Events calendar (LiveWhale)

Learn how to use the UVic events calendar (LiveWhale) to add and manage events.

Web analytics

Most Cascade sites will have an associated account in Google Analytics (GA). You can view the reports in GA to get a better understanding how users are finding your site, and what they're doing when they get there.

Access your site's analytics reports

Contact the Senior Web Officer to get access to your site's GA reports. You will need to have a Google account associated with your UVic email address first.

Understanding GA reports

Learn about the more common terms used in Google Analytics reports.


From time to time we offer workshops on different topics related to web practices. These include: writing for the web, creating accessible documents, Google Analytics and more.

We'll post upcoming workshops here and in the Cascade Community of Practice (CoP) on Microsoft Teams.