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CMS Training and Access

Find out how to gain access to the campus CMS.

CMS provisioning

You must be provisioned in the CMS before you can log in. Workplace Technology Services offers online training, documentation, and provisions all users:

1. Get access to the CMS and the Sandbox training site

To get access to the CMS and the Sandbox training site, email wts@ucsd.edu from the email associated with your business systems account.

Student workers will need a business systems account with department access before we can grant access to the training site. Contact your Departmental Security Administrator (DSA) if you have questions about setting this up.

2. Complete self-directed exercise

Download cms-exercise.docx (Word file) and work through the steps of creating a folder, page, and adding content to the Sandbox training site. When you're done, email wts@ucsd.edu with the URL of your completed training page. We'll check your work and be available to answer any questions you might have.

3. Report completion of training to Staff Ed (optional)

If you want, you can self-report your completion of training of "Using the Campus CMS" to Staff Education, so there's a university record. Here's how to fill out the report:

  1. Name: Using the Campus CMS
  2. Activity code: leave blank
  3. Description: leave blank
  4. Activity type: select Self-Reported Training
  5. Media Type: elearning/ virtual training
  6. Delivery Method: elearning
  7. Content Type: Technology
  8. Cost: leave blank
  9. Start Date and time as well as the End Date and time
  10. Score: leave blank
  11. Duration: leave blank
  12. Credit Hours: leave blank
  13. Activity Organizer: Workplace Technology Services
  14. Name of the presenter: leave blank
  15. You can select to hide the training from managers or to not show the training on your transcript. Click OK when you have entered all the information. Unless you selected to not have the training show on your transcript, you should now see the information on your transcript.

4. Get access to your CMS site

Once you've completed the training in the Sandbox site, email wts@ucsd.edu with the name of the site or sites you need access to. At that time, a team member will be available to answer any questions you have about the CMS.

If you need access to Blink, review the differences between Blink and the Sandbox training site.

5. Before you edit your site

Make sure to review the online CMS documentation and guide to web writing. Speak with your site manager and other subject matter experts to ensure consistency across your site. If you are working in Blink, direct questions to wts@ucsd.edu.

Lost access
If you previously had access but can no longer log into the CMS, contact wts@ucsd.edu to reset your access. The most common cause for loss of access is a change in your business system credentials (for example, changing your name or moving from one department to another.

Note: this page has a friendly link that is easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/cmstraining