Basic Distribution Training

In the Basic Distribution Training, we teach users how to manage content on basic pages so that it can be applied to the other content types. We describe in detail how to format text, add images, create galleries, write hyperlinks, add redirects, and arrange menu items. Additionally, a JIRA Training will also be included at the end for any users who will be web liaisons and will need to create support requests through JIRA.


  • This is only for users needing access to a Distribution site
    • If you are trying to get access to a Platform site, please check out our Platform Training page.
    • If you are trying to get access to a legacy system, or if you are unsure what system your site is built on; please contact Web Services.
  • This training is mandatory for all new users before receiving access privileges. For more information on required training, please visit our Training FAQ page. 
  • If you are looking for training on news, which is not covered, please check out our Advanced Distribution Training: News 2.0.
  • This training is conducted currently online only. Zoom information will be sent only to registrants on the day of the event.
  • Please join the training promptly on time as a courtesy to the presenter and others that did join on time. 5 minutes after the training starts, it will be locked so others can't join. This is to avoid disruptions and allow the presenter to focus on the presentation rather than attendance.
  • Runtime: Approximately 3 to 4 hours


  • New Distribution Users: This is included in your project costs. 
  • Existing Distribution users: This is included in your annual costs.


Below you find the key subject areas that we'll be going over, along with links to any associated user guides.

  1. Introduction
  2. What is the Distribution
    1. Overview
    2. Sandbox vs. Production
  3. Integrations
    1. Central Authentication Service (CAS)
    2. Google Maps and MyMaps
    3. YouTube and Vimeo
    4. CUPS
    5. Bedework
  4. Using the Distribution
    1. Login
    2. Create a page
    3. Add an embedded image
    4. Add an embedded video
    5. Using clear floats and divider lines
    6. Creating a draft
    7. Create a link
    8. Creating a button
    9. Upload and link to a PDF
    10. Link to an email
    11. Adding a page to a menu
    12. Publishing and Unpublishing
    13. Revert to an earlier revision
    14. Disabling a menu item
    15. Move a page to a different part of the site
  5. Structured Content
    1. Create an FAQ page
    2. Create an Our Team page
    3. Create a Contact Us page
      1. Adding an Address or Map
      2. Embedding a Custom Google My Map
  6. Galleries
    1. Create a Gallery
    2. Add it to a page
  7. Sitewide Alerts
    1. Configuring and enabling alerts
    2. Linking to a news item
  8. Advanced Site Builder Features Overview
    1. Featured Layouts
    2. Gateways
    3. CTAs
    4. Featured Content
    5. Group Events
  9. Resources and Support
    1. User Guides
    2. Open Office Hours
    3. Advanced Training
    4. New Feature Ideas
    5. Support Requests
  10. Summary
  11. JIRA Training (Optional)
    1. Offered to individuals who need to create support requests
    2. Length: 5-10 minutes