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CMS Training and Access

Find out how to gain access to the campus CMS.

Required Steps for Access

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

1. Request access to the CMS Sandbox training site

To get access to the CMS Sandbox training site, email from the email associated with your business systems account.

Account requirements

You will need an individual business systems account with department access before we can grant access to the training site. You can't use a group email account, a student account or an account. If needed, you can self-register for a business systems account.

Contact your Departmental Security Administrator (DSA) if you have questions about setting up department access.

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 with:

  • your name
  • the URL of your published training page
  • the URL of the CMS site(s) you need access to

We'll check your work, let you know if we see any issues, and be available to answer any questions you might have. We may ask you to fix any major concerns we have with your page before giving you access to a live site.

3. Access and work in your CMS site

Once we check that your exercise is completed, we'll give you access to your requested CMS site(s).

Additional training

Note that the training exercise only covers the basics. Make sure to review the online CMS documentation and guide to web writing. If you still can't find the answer to a question you have, email Make sure to include the site/page(s) you are working on in your question.

Work with your fellow site editors

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 and be sure to review the differences between Blink and the Sandbox training site.

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.


Lost access

If you previously had access but can no longer log into the CMS, contact 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.

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