Which Web Services courses should you take?

I am a/an... Required/mandatory courses Optional courses
Senior officer or administrators accountable for content published on McGill websites  
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
WMS site manager
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • UX at McGill - WS-103*

Every 2 years, you must complete the refresher modules for Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100 and McGill's digital standards - WS-101.

*Mandatory for some WMS site managers (see notes about Required/mandatory courses below)

  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
WMS site editor
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101

Every 2 years, you must complete the refresher modules for Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100 and McGill's digital standards - WS-101.

  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
WMS channels news editor / WMS channels events editor  
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
WMS site sponsor  
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
VHost site owner or administrator
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103*

Every 2 years, you must complete the refresher modules for Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100 and McGill's digital standards - WS-101.

*Mandatory for some VHost site owners and administrators (see notes about Required/mandatory courses below)

  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
Faculty-hosted site owner or administrator
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103*

Every 2 years, you must complete the refresher modules for Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100 and McGill's digital standards - WS-101.

*Mandatory for some VHost site owners and administrators (see notes about Required/mandatory courses below)

  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
blogs.mcgill.ca administrator
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101

Every 2 years, you must complete the refresher modules for Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100 and McGill's digital standards - WS-101.

  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
Senior officer or administrator accountable for content published on McGill websites  
  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • McGill's digital standards - WS-101
  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104
External designer or developer who works on a McGill website

McGill's digital standards - WS-101

Externals should also contact the McGill DS team to understand the branding and resources applicable to their platform. 

  • Writing for the web at McGill - WS-100
  • UX at McGill - WS-103
  • Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102
  • Lab for content creators - WS-104

Special circumstances concerning required/mandatory courses

Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102

Note that this course is no longer required to access the McGill design system (McGill DS). During our beta period, please contact the McGill DS team for a demo and introduction to the system.

Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand is recommended for:

  • Site managers who do UX design/information architecture/usability work
  • New employees and external designers or developers who aren't familiar with our brand
  • Anyone interested in improving the aesthetic and overall experience of their website

UX at McGill - WS-103

Mandatory for:

  • Anyone planning to conduct UX research
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