Web Editor Training

Qualifications

Some experience using a CMS is valuable

While web editors don’t need knowledge of HTML, CSS or JavaScript to update their websites, strong computer skills, a sound knowledge of how web pages work, and previous experience using a content management system (CMS) or other complex web-based software are helpful. 

It’s also helpful for web editors to have a good understanding of Writing for Web, and an awareness of accessibility standards as they apply to web pages or documents published on the web

Success depends on how often you use the CMS

Even if you have experience, training and strong computer skills, if you only use the CMS once in a while, your skills will quickly wane. It’s best to use the CMS weekly or at least every other week to keep your skills sharp.

Prerequisites for training in our CMS (T4)

Accessibility has become such an important aspect of web content*, we will require all web editors to complete the following training courses in accessibility before we will train you in our CMS, which is called Terminalfour,  or “T4” for short. 

  • Accessibility for Content Contributors and Designers
  • Comprehensive Document Accessibility

These courses are available online through the Siteimprove Academy. When we receive your request for web editor training, we will share the link to the training system with you. You will need to score 80% or better on the quizzes following the various sections before you qualify for training in T4. 

* A rule in the Texas Administrative Code that went into effect last year states that all new or revised content published on our website after April 18, 2020 must be accessible or provide an accessible alternative.

 

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