Advanced Distribution Training: News & Events


Advanced trainings build on the knowledge from the Basic Distribution Training and focus on specific areas or subjects. In this Advanced Distribution Training, we will focus on News and Event features. We will walk users through the process of adding, editing, and implementing news and event items on your site.



  1. News Features
  2. Events Features
  3. News Management 
    1. News Types: News, Announcements, and Blog
    2. Creating a School/Standalone News item
      1. Creating pull quotes
      2. Creating block quotes
      3. Creating a callout
    3. Creating a Subsite/group News item
    4. Create an In-the-Media item
    5. Displaying news
      1. Sitewide News vs. Group News
      2. Entity Queues
      3. Promoted News: Homepage
      4. Top Stories: News Page
      5. Top Stories by Topic: Topic Landing pages
    6. Topics
      1. News taxonomy items
      2. Topics management and structure
      3. Creating a topic
      4. Assigning a news item to a topic
      5. Managing the Top Stories Entity Queue for a specific topic
  4. Event Management
    1. Creating events
    2. Displaying events
  5. Resources and Support
  6. Summary


This is included in your annual costs. 


  • Runtime: Approximately 2 hours
  • Required for site editing access? No, but recommended for anyone working with news or event content.
  • This training is optional.
  • This training is conducted currently online only


How To Register

  • You will need to have a valid CU UNI to attend and access any systems involved with training.
  • Please view our Training Schedule to register for this training.
  • Please do not register on behalf of others. Individuals who need to attend should register themselves. 
  • If there are no scheduled training sessions available, please contact us to request one.

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Training Day

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  • We recommend attending the Zoom individually and not as a group since this can impact attendance.
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  • Taking notes is not required as we will provide a recording and slides after the training session.
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Presentation Slides

Advanced Distribution Training: News & Events

If you need to reference what we went over in training, then view the News & Events Training slides.

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