Employee Technology Training

We offer training sessions to help you effectively use the technologies available at VSU. Classes are free to VSU employees, including student employees and graduate assistants.

  • Register for classes at Employee & Organizational Development training site: www.valdosta.edu/training
  • Dates, times, and location subject to change.
  • Additional training may be offered throughout the semester.
  • Currently, all sessions are conducted virtually through Microsoft Teams or Blackboard Collaborate.

2021 Workshops:


WordPress is a WYSIWG web editor offered to VSU employees and official student organizations who wish to create individual, purpose-driven blogs/websites. Training topics include: basic WordPress functionality and features, including how to use the Gutenberg content editor; limitations; and how to request a site.


  • Tuesday, January 26, 9:30am-11am
  • Tuesday, February 23, 1:30pm-3pm
  • Tuesday, March 16, 9:30am-11am
  • Tuesday, April 27, 1:30am-3pm
  • Tuesday, May 11, 9:30am-11am
Virtual training link provided upon registration.


The Cascade Basic class is required for those who are assigned to edit their departmental web site. This training can also serve as a 'refresher' for those who already have access. Training topics include:

  • Login, Dashboard, Sites, Asset Tree
  • Create, Edit, Publish, Live, Unpublish, Delete
  • Assets: Pages, Images, Files, Folders
  • My Content: Recent, Drafts, Locks, Workflows


 Part I (Cascade Basics)

  • Wednesday, January 13, 9:30am-11am
  • Wednesday, Feburary 3, 1:30pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, March 3, 9:30am-11am
  • Wednesday, March 31, 1:30pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, May 5, 1:30pm-3pm

Part II

This optional training picks up where Cascade Basic left off and introduces web editing features such as: embedded video, _info page, modules, forms, and more. The training is intended for those who already have rights to edit their college or departmental website. Prerequisite: Cascade Basic.
  • Wednesday, January 20, 1:30pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, Feburary 10, 9:30am-11am
  • Wednesday, March 10, 9:30am-11am
  • Wednesday, April 21, 1:30pm-3pm
  • Wednesday, May 19, 9:30pm-11pm

Virtual training link provided upon registration


In this training webinar, conducted by Hannon Hill the creators of Cascade, we will be covering the following areas of the content management system:

  • Login, Dashboard, Sites, Navigating to Content
  • Create, Edit, Publish, Live, Unpublish, Delete, Comments, @Mentions, Drafts
  • Pages (Rich Text, Structured Content), Images/Files, Folders, Content Checks
  • Submitting into Workflow
  • My Content (Recent, Drafts, Locks, Workflows)

Your specific implementation can (and will) vary based on your design. However, this webinar will highlight the major areas of the user interface you'll want to know about and a number of different content creation examples. There will be a short Q&A at the end depending on how much time is remaining.

Thursday, January 14th from 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST


Tech Topics/Open Lab

Tech tips on a variety of topics: Teams, Office 365, Banner, Security, etc.

  • Friday, January 22, 11am-11:45am
  • Friday, February 19, 11am-11:45am
  • Friday, March 26, 11am-11:45am
  • Friday, April 23, 11am-11:45am
  • Friday, May 14, 11am-11:45am

Campus Initiatives

Success Portal: Designed for use by faculty, advisors, and student support staff, the Portal is VSU’s powerful tool that provides messaging tools, interactive dashboards, and student profiles to assess student performance and risk indicators.

Phishing AwarenessLearn what the term “phishing” means and ways you can identify it in emails, websites, and even phone calls. You’ll also learn how to protect your personal information and computer files from malicious intentions.

ePro Technology Special Request

Smart Classroom: Learn how to use classroom teacher workstations and equipment.

VoIP Phone: Designed to help you become familiar with the features of the new Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone, this hands-on workshop will demonstrate tasks such as transferring calls and call forwarding; as well as introduce you to the instant messenger application called Jabber that integrates many of the phone features such as voicemail, conference chats/calls, and call history. Training offered by request

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