CM1 Training (Class)


CM1 by Percussion Software is the Web Content Management System (WCMS) used to edit and manage CSUDH campus websites.

To meet user time constraints while offering a variety of training options, CM1 training has been broken down into parts.  To gain access to CM1, users must complete Part 1 and Part 2 of CM1 training.  

Understanding Training Parts 1, 2, and CM1 Refresher

Part 1: Accessibility, Copyright, and the Web

Part 1 is a self-paced, online course. Users will learn about web accessibility, university web standards, and copyright rules.

  • Enrollment is on-going throughout the year and is available by request.
  • Participants must complete Part 1 successfully with a score of 80% or higher to be eligible to enroll in the CM1 course Part 2. Please plan accordingly.
  • Required training

Part 2: Editing and Publishing

Part 2 is a hands-on training course that may be taken in an online or face-2-face environment. Users will be introduced to the web-based software and learn how to add content and publish web pages.

  • Courses are offered on a monthly basis. Please see the I.T.Training calendar for schedule. 
  • Required training

CM1 Refresher

CM1 Refresher is a self-paced, online course that offers a review for those who have already participated in Part 1 and 2 training, but may be in need of a refresher.

  • Enrollment is by RSVP only and is on-going for those who have already completed training.
  • Optional training


Training Location

All training is in WH A-142 or unless otherwise noted in the I.T. Training calendar. Links to online courses will be provided at enrollment.


How to Sign up for Training

Training is by RSVP only.

1.  Please visit the I.T. Training calendar and select a training date. (Reminder: Open Lab sessions are a great opportunity to come in for help or to take the CM1 Refresher course.)

2.  Once you've selected a training date, submit a CM1 Training Request here.  When signing up for Part 1, you will have the opportunity to select a date for Part 2 training. 


CM1 Role Definitions:

  • Contributors – create draft and update content
  • Editors – contributor rights plus publish, approve, and archive contents/pages – Needs approval

! Please print a copy of the CM1 End-User Training Manual and bring it with you to the training session.

For CM1 step-by-step guides, please visit CM1 Support page.