CM1 Training (Class)


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

CM1 Roles

  • Contributor– creates draft and update content
  • Editor – contributor rights plus publish, approve, and archive contents/pages 

What You Need to Know About this Self-Paced Course

Foundational Web Skills

This self-paced, introductory course covers foundational web management skills to make content edits to a page. The course is being offered online for flexibility for the campus.  You will be expected to read the guides, watch videos, and practice in the CM1 training section. This course does NOT cover advanced web topics such as menu accordions, drop-downs, or coding. You will need to work directly with the CSUDH Web & Mobile team web in many cases to make more significant changes to your pages. This applies to any menu changes your area would like to make.

Part 1: Accessibility & Siteimprove

(Estimated time to complete: 1 1/2 hours)


In Part 1, you will learn about Section 508, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) accessibility, as well as the elements that make a website accessible, including search engine optimization. You will also get an overview of Siteimprove, the software used to check our web pages for accessibility.


Part 2: Editing and Publishing

(Estimated time to complete: 2 hours)


In Part 2, you will watch short videos and then practice, within the CM1 training folder, the following tasks:

  • Add text
  • Format text (for accessibility)
  • Add Internal and External Links
  • Add an Image

Course Completion – Badge

Once the course has been completed with 100% passing on all quizzes (can be retaken) and assignments have been ‘scored,’ a digital badge will be issued.

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