Training

Hannon Hill provides comprehensive training programs for both technical and non-technical users of Cascade CMS.

For most trainings, we provide three formats:

  • On-Site — We bring the training to you
  • In-Office — Take a small vacation and come visit us
  • Remote — Teleconference using an online meeting solution

Session recordings are provided at no additional cost. This can provide a valuable refresher course later on.

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The Cascade CMS Bootcamp is conducted over two and a half days. The first two days are given consecutively, with an additional half-day scheduled soon after to review topics, answer questions, and cover additional material.

The hands-on training teaches participants how to create and integrate the fundamental assets needed to build a website from scratch, taking full advantage of Cascade CMS. The majority of the content is directed at technical System Administrators and Developers.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Cascade Interface, Dashboard, Site Content Views
  • Administration, Users, Groups, Roles, Workflows
  • Creating a Page: Convert an HTML Page to a Cascade Page
  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for Page Content
  • More Formats and Index Blocks, Navigation, Breadcrumbs, Macros
  • News Section, Articles, Archives, Feeds, Content Reuse/Syndication
  • Managing a Site, Settings, Publishing, Connectors
  • Reports for Managing Content and Users
  • Open Block: Pick from a topics list

The next Cascade CMS Virtual Groupcamp will be held Monday, July 20 and Tuesday, July 21 from 10a to 6p ET.

The Cascade CMS Virtual Groupcamp teaches you how to work with the fundamental assets needed to manage a website from scratch.

From speeding up onboarding of a new developer to having 1-2 users needing a refresher, this training covers the core skills you need to know. This option is perfect for organizations that don't need a large number of users trained and are okay with being part of a group training.

There is something for System Administrators, Webmasters, Developers, Managers, Trainers, and Power Users, but the vast majority of the content is directed at technical System Administrators and Webmasters/Developers.

Topics Covered

  • Cascade Interface, Dashboard and Site Content Views
  • Administration, Users, Groups, Roles, and Workflows
  • Creating a Page, Converting an HTML Page to a Cascade Page
  • Coding Formats, Using Velocity for Page Content
  • Formats and Index Blocks, Navigations and Breadcrumbs
  • Content Reuse/Syndication through News, Articles, and Archives
  • Managing a Site, Settings and Publishing

Important Information

  • This training is for Hannon Hill customers who have been with us for more than one year.
  • Space is limited in order to facilitate an effective training.
  • A maximum of two users per organization will be enforced. Customers needing more than two users trained should contact the training team to ask about our dedicated Cascade CMS Bootcamp.

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End User Training is conducted over a maximum of two hours. The hands-on training is designed to introduce participants to Cascade CMS. End Users or Content Contributors learn the basics of managing content within your specific Cascade CMS implementation subject to the Roles, Abilities, and processes you have in place.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Logging In, Overview of the Cascade Interface
  • Creating New Content, Working with Content Wizards
  • Editing WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Checks - Spelling, Broken Links, Accessibility
  • Content Collaboration - Workflow, Tasks, Comments
  • Previewing, Comparing, Saving, and Publishing Content
  • Advanced Actions - Move, Rename, Delete, Unpublish, Versions, Locks

Train the Trainer Engagements are conducted over a maximum of four hours. The hands-on training is designed to teach participants to walk users through your Cascade CMS implementation. After learning how to create and manage content, participants will learn how to be good liaisons and implementation experts.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Logging In, Overview of the Cascade Interface
  • Creating New Content, Working with Content Wizards
  • Editing WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Checks - Spelling, Broken Links, Accessibility
  • Content Collaboration - Workflow, Tasks, Comments, Previews, Comparing Drafts, Saving
  • Publishing Content
  • Advanced Actions - Move, Rename, Delete, Unpublish, Versions, Locks

Workflow Training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The hands-on training is designed to introduce participants to building and using Workflows. Participants are introduced to basic Workflow concepts and terminology in order to build a simple Workflow. Following this introduction, we build and test a more advanced Workflow with approval, edits, and triggers.

Topics included, but not limited to:

  • Workflow Types
  • Workflow Builder vs XML
  • Steps, Actions, and Triggers
  • Workflow Notifications and Types
  • Workflow Ownership and Assignment
  • Publishing through Workflow
  • Enforcing Workflows

Velocity Training is conducted over a maximum of four hours. The hands-on training is designed to educate participants on performing data transformations in Cascade CMS using a customized build of Apache Velocity. Participants learn how to access and display WYSIWYG and Structured Content on a Page. These skills allow Administrators and Developers to display, massage, reuse page content around the entire website.

Basic Velocity Training topics covered:

  • Introduction to Coding Formats using Velocity for XML Data
  • WYSIWYG and Structured Content
  • Content Reuse, Dynamic Markup
  • Navigations and Breadcrumbs
  • Macros
  • XPath Tool, Serializer Tool, Date Tool, Sort Tool

Advanced Velocity Training topics covered:

  • Working without an Index Block
  • Arrays, Hashmaps
  • Setup Blocks
  • Locator Tool and Query API, Property Tool

Don't see an option above? Topics don't quite include everything you're looking for? Hannon Hill is proud to offer our customers customized training options. We will work with you to develop a specific agenda for covering your particular needs. Custom trainings are designed to cover specific portions of Cascade CMS and allow users to ask detailed questions.

Additional topic suggestions, but not limited to:

  • Web Services
  • Managing Users, Groups, and Roles
  • User Management through LDAP/AD and SSO
  • Content Reuse Strategies
  • Advanced Page Layouts with fewer Templates
  • Publishing Non-Standard Content
  • Integrating Google Analytics
  • Planning Site Structure
  • Migration Tool

Free Workshops

In addition to our dedicated paid training options, we periodically provide free training to administrators and developers. The date for our next free workshop is Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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Free Workshops