Training: CommonSpot

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Request training > Website Content and Design > Website Authoring (CommonSpot)


The Division of Technology Services provides CommonSpot training for faculty and staff whose departments or offices have given them clearance to become web authors.

  • Training is provided to student staff, regular staff, and faculty who will update web pages regularly or create a significant amount of content.
  • Prospective trainees should get permission from their supervisor.
  • Basic CMS training is self-guided and conducted through the use of online tutorials.
  • Training is self-paced and may take  2 to 3 hours.
  • Trainees are required to create pages in the to practice subsite to show proof of proficiency. In turn they will gain access to the web sites they will regularly edit.


  • Easy step-by-step instructions that teach you the necessary basics of CommonSpot
  • Small group CommonSpot training as well as online resources that can be referenced at any time
  • Small group training takes only a couple of hours
  • Training gives you with the ability to update your department or office's web content quickly and easily

Service Level Agreement

  • You receive a reply email within three business days of DoTS receiving your request for CommonSpot training.
  • Trainees will have access to the CMS training tutorials and practice subsite.



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