The UCT Web Content Management System (Web CMS) has been specifically designed to meet the university’s web content requirements. This role-based system allows Content Managers to create, edit, upload and change content via an administrative dashboard called the Workbench.

Before gaining access to your website, all assigned role-players must attend the Web Content Management System training course. Once you have submitted your application for the migration of an existing website or the creation of a new website, you will need to schedule training for yourself and your content management team.

The Web Content Management System and Domain Administrator manuals provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the platform. These manuals are used during the training sessions and can be used as reference material after training when creating your website.


Who should attend the course?

Any staff members who will be working on your website will need to attend the course. Only once you have completed the course, will you be given access to the Drupal platform so that you can build and manage your website.

How often does the course take place?

The course takes place every month from February to November. Check the training calendar applicable to you to see when the next course will take place:

Why is there a separate course for domain administrators?

Domain administrators have access to some features that aren’t available to other roles. It is therefore important that when you book for the Web CMS training course, that you also book yourself on the half-day domain administrator course.

You must attend the foundation course first before you can attend the domain administrator course.

How long is the course?

The UCT Web Content Management System - Foundation course is a 12 hour course that either runs over four half-days or two full days. The Domain Administrator course is an additional half-day. Please note that you can only attend the Domain Administrator course once you have completed the Foundation course.

Do you offer a refresher course?

Yes we offer a 3 hour refresher session on a monthly basis. Check the training calendar applicable to you to see when the next course will take place: