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Cascade training

Note: To access Cascade from off-campus, you will first need to connect to UVic's VPN service.

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

To access Cascade training:

  1. Request access to Cascade from University Systems
  2. Enrol in the Brightspace self-guided training course

Level 1: UVic web standards & 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.

Who should take this course: anyone who creates content for a UVic website.

Level 2a: Cascade 3 fundamentals

This course will introduce you to working in Cascade, as well as tutorials specific to the legacy Cascade sites, using Template 3.

Who should take this course: anyone new to using Cascade or needing a refresher working on their Template 3 website.

Level 2b: Cascade 4 fundamentals

Building on your experience working with previous versions of Cascade, this course will walk you through how to create and edit content for Template 4 websites.

You'll learn about the different content components and how to use them.

Who should take this course: anyone working on website that has been migrated to Template 4.

Drop-in sessions

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

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

Sessions are free. You do not need to register.


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.