University website CMS: Using feature panels in the CMS
  • Room 323, Babbage building

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This course will cease running at the end of 2017. All training and support material can be found in

This course is for Plymouth University staff only

The University Content Management System (CMS) is the mechanism for publishing and managing content on the new University website. 

Feature panels are reusable elements you create that can be added to pages to add interest and help to structure your content.

This training course follows on from the Creating and Publishing content course. It is essential that you have attended the first part of the course to get your CMS account enabled before you book on this session.

Who should attend?

This two hour course is for staff members who are familiar with the basics of creating articles and want to enhance their pages and learn about the potential of using different feature panels.

This course is supported by training documents and videos that can be found in the Help section of the CMS editor once you log in. 

What you will gain

By the end of the course you will have seen how feature panels enhance pages and will have created a page with three different feature panels.

Course outline

  • What is a feature panel?
  • How are they used?
  • Creating a selection of feature panels: case study, gallery, tab group
  • Adding feature panels to an article
  • Editing a feature panel 

Book your place using this direct link via Employee Self Service

For enquiries about this event or any digital skills course please contact If you are unable to attend your training session please cancel in advance via Employee Self Service or inform the Digital Skills team via email.

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