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Training & workshops

Everyone who will be adding or editing content to 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 you to use UVic's MFA service in addition to your Netlink ID and passphrase.

UVic web standards and best practices

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

This introductory course does not require previous website experience.

Template 4

For units who have been migrated into the latest UVic web template, this tutorial provides a walkthrough of the different content components and how to use them.

Template 3

For units who have not yet been migrated into Template 4.0, University Systems offers training specific to the previous web template (known as Template 3).

Cascade fundamentals

You'll learn the basics of adding and editing content, uploading images and media, and publishing the content to your Template 3 Cascade website.

Template 3 tutorials

University Systems has a complete list of step-by-step walkthroughs for working with Template 3 components.

Events calendar (LiveWhale)

For units who use the UVic events calendar, these instructions outline how to use LiveWhale to add and manage events.

Drop-in sessions

After you've completed the Cascade training, you can attend weekly drop-in sessions (offered through Microsoft Teams) as needed.

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

Sessions are free. No registration is necessary.


From time to time we offer specialized workshops on different topics related to web practices, including 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.

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