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

Special circumstances concerning required/mandatory courses

Designing digital experiences with the McGill brand - WS-102

Mandatory for designers and managers working outside the WMS:

  • Anyone who has web design (UI design) in their mandate 
  • Anyone who manages someone with a UI design mandate
  • Anyone who wishes to hire a freelancer or agency for a web/UI design mandate

Note that this course is not necessary for users of the WMS and other centrally managed platforms - these systems use our design system by default.

Recommended for:

  • Folks who do UX design/information architecture/usability work
  • People with a strong interest in how we design our central platforms

UX at McGill - WS-103

Mandatory for:

  • Anyone planning to conduct UX research
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