CMS Training

This page will help guide you through training for the Adobe CMS used at BGSU.  If you are looking for training, we offer both in person training and online resources.  To obtain access to the system, you need to attend the in person course “Adobe CMS Training” so it is suggested you start there.

In Person Training

There is one primary Adobe CMS training course offered, Adobe CMS Training:

Adobe CMS Training

  • This course offers an introduction to the system.
  • Page creation and management.
  • Editing and adding content within a page.
  • Uploading and managing files to the Digital Asset Management system.

Sign up for Training Log into the Adobe CMS

Advanced CMS Training

  • Any advanced training required is handled on a request-by-request basis.
  • We can offer the following advanced training options
    • One-on-One in person training on location - or in our offices. If you have a group that would like to learn the same content this can be organized as well in a larger room with necessary equipment.
    • Bomgar remote training session - we can guide you through the areas you need training with while viewing your monitor and talking via phone.
    • WebEx session - Allows sharing of screens and chat, but not the ability to "take-over" your machine to assist or highlight various items.
  • For more information, or to schedule an advanced training appointment use our "Report an issue" form - please state the areas you need assistance with or the components you would like to learn.

Online Resources

To access the online resources for the Adobe CMS, use the links on the left navigation.  These links include:

Documentation

  • The documentation provides a step-by-step guide to our basic training. We will continue to add additional documentation that is needed.

Components

  • This page contains a demo of all current components.
  • These demos are extremely useful for getting a feel for what options are available.

Terminology

  • This page contains the definitions of many of the more complex terms within the system.

Video Training

  • This page contains video recaps of the major topics covered in the in-person trainings.

Bookmarklets

We've developed a bookmarklet that allows you to jump from a BGSU webpage directly to the AEM Edit page.  Simply drag-and-drop the link below to your bookmarks toolbar, then when you are on a BGSU webpage, click the bookmarklet from your bookmarks toolbar and once you log-in you'll be sent directly to the AEM Edit window for the page you were on.

 

There's also a bookmarklet you can use while editing a page, that switches back and forth between the page editor and a "advanced preview" mode that gives you the most accurate preview of what your page will look like once activated.

 

The bookmarklet below allows you to open up any asset in the DAM in it's properties view and then press the bookmarklet to take you to the live production URL of that asset. This comes in handy when you need to get the full URL of an asset in the DAM for use in email marketing campaigns.