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Training

The Mobile/Web team offers training courses to learn how to use Gato, the university's web content management system. Training details and registration information are provided on this page.

Gato 1: Fundamentals training is divided up into two parts and requires site manager approval before access can be granted to edit a website. Please refer to our Editor Access Process page for additional information.

To sign up for training, please submit the Gato Training Request form. Once submitted, one of our support representatives will add you to the Gato Training site in Canvas.

Once Gato training has been completed, editors may sign up for the Gato 2 training class.


Training Details

Details regarding Gato 1 and Gato 2 training's can be found below.

Gato 1 Fundamentals Training

This online, self-paced training serves as an introduction to the Gato editing environment. It is divided up into two parts, with the second part being focused on ADA training. Here's an overview of topics covered in this training:

  • Learn where to log into the Gato editing environment.
  • Introduced to online resources and support.
  • Locate and navigate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a website.
  • Adding, removing, and copying web pages.
  • Managing text, links and images on a page
  • Publishing and unpublishing content
  • Introduction into the role and importance of accessibility.
  • Creating accessible websites.

Gato 2 Workshop

While this workshop is not mandatory, it will introduce attendees to additional features of the system which are not covered in Gato I. Please note that this workshop does not serve as a substitute for Gato 1 training.

Some topics workshop participants will learn:

  • Templates
    • Page Redirect
    • Filterable Search
    • Forms
  • Layouts
    • Collage
    • Mosaic
  • Advanced page properties
  • Anchors
  • Site launch process overview
  • Additional content types and features

Scheduled Workshops

How to Sign Up

As of March 2020, Gato 1 trainings are only offered online. Gato 2 workshops are still offered in person and are available for signup below.

It is required to sign up for a workshop before attending. To sign up, please select the Read More link included at the bottom of an event. Select Sign Up on the following page. A window will pop up and contain a link to sign in with a Net ID above the text in this window.

A detailed overview of workshops can be viewed on the Mobile/Web Systems calendar.


Appointment Requests

If you are a Round Rock employee or if one of the training times listed above conflicts with your schedule, accommodations can be requested by filling out an appointment request form.