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Training

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

Attending Gato 1: Fundamentals training is one of three steps required before access can be granted to edit Gato websites. Please refer to our Editor Access Process page for additional information.


Training Details

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

Gato 1 Fundamentals Workshop

This class serves as an introduction to the Gato editing environment. This training is one of three required steps that needs to be completed before access to a website can be granted. Here are some topics workshop participants will learn:

  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Be able to add and manage text and images on a page
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility

Gato 2 Workshop

This workshop 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
  • Additional Content Types and Features

Scheduled Workshops

How to Sign Up

It is required to sign up for these workshops 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.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class is an introduction to the Gato editing environment.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will:
  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Understand the basic structure of a web page
  • Be able to modify the header (e.g. - banner, parent organization, and site name)
  • Be able to modify the footer (e.g. - site contact)
  • Be able to add and manage text on a page
  • Be able to add and manage images on a page
  • Understand the purpose of sections
  • Be able to add and manage sections
  • Be able to preview edits
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class will introduce you to additional features of the system not covered in part one.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will learn about:

Content Types:
  • Slider,
  • Table,
  • Calendar
Layouts:
  • Mosaic Layout,
  • Collage Layout
Advanced Page Properties:
  • Restricting Pages,
  • Social Sharing
Templates:
  • Page Redirect,
  • Form,
  • Filterable Search
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class is an introduction to the Gato editing environment.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will:
  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Understand the basic structure of a web page
  • Be able to modify the header (e.g. - banner, parent organization, and site name)
  • Be able to modify the footer (e.g. - site contact)
  • Be able to add and manage text on a page
  • Be able to add and manage images on a page
  • Understand the purpose of sections
  • Be able to add and manage sections
  • Be able to preview edits
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class is an introduction to the Gato editing environment.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will:
  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Understand the basic structure of a web page
  • Be able to modify the header (e.g. - banner, parent organization, and site name)
  • Be able to modify the footer (e.g. - site contact)
  • Be able to add and manage text on a page
  • Be able to add and manage images on a page
  • Understand the purpose of sections
  • Be able to add and manage sections
  • Be able to preview edits
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class will introduce you to additional features of the system not covered in part one.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will learn about:

Content Types:
  • Slider,
  • Table,
  • Calendar
Layouts:
  • Mosaic Layout,
  • Collage Layout
Advanced Page Properties:
  • Restricting Pages,
  • Social Sharing
Templates:
  • Page Redirect,
  • Form,
  • Filterable Search
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class is an introduction to the Gato editing environment.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will:
  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Understand the basic structure of a web page
  • Be able to modify the header (e.g. - banner, parent organization, and site name)
  • Be able to modify the footer (e.g. - site contact)
  • Be able to add and manage text on a page
  • Be able to add and manage images on a page
  • Understand the purpose of sections
  • Be able to add and manage sections
  • Be able to preview edits
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class is an introduction to the Gato editing environment.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will:
  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Understand the basic structure of a web page
  • Be able to modify the header (e.g. - banner, parent organization, and site name)
  • Be able to modify the footer (e.g. - site contact)
  • Be able to add and manage text on a page
  • Be able to add and manage images on a page
  • Understand the purpose of sections
  • Be able to add and manage sections
  • Be able to preview edits
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class will introduce you to additional features of the system not covered in part one.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will learn about:

Content Types:
  • Slider,
  • Table,
  • Calendar
Layouts:
  • Mosaic Layout,
  • Collage Layout
Advanced Page Properties:
  • Restricting Pages,
  • Social Sharing
Templates:
  • Page Redirect,
  • Form,
  • Filterable Search
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 10am – 12pm

Welcome to Gato! This class is an introduction to the Gato editing environment.

By the end of this hands-on workshop learners will:
  • Be able to log into the Gato editing environment
  • Be able to locate the main work areas (e.g. - Pages and Assets)
  • Understand the basic structure of a web site
  • Be able to add and manage web pages
  • Understand the basic structure of a web page
  • Be able to modify the header (e.g. - banner, parent organization, and site name)
  • Be able to modify the footer (e.g. - site contact)
  • Be able to add and manage text on a page
  • Be able to add and manage images on a page
  • Understand the purpose of sections
  • Be able to add and manage sections
  • Be able to preview edits
  • Be able to publish content
  • Understand the role and importance of accessibility
This workshop may be cancelled if fewer than 5 people register.

In an effort to go green we are no longer providing training manuals for this workshop. The Gato support site offers text resources to help editors as they create and manage their content. Visit the support site at gato.its.txstate.edu

Note: If you are a Mac user and have your own laptop, you are more than welcome to bring it along. Otherwise, the lab we will be using only has Windows machines.

Round Rock Attendees: Please contact Gato support at gato@txstate.edu if you are unable to make the San Marcos campus session and need alternate accommodations.

Campus LocationJC Kellam Administration Building
Room: 623
Audience: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff, Undergraduate Students
Event Type: Workshop
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Mobile/Web Systems
Contact: Marcos Acosta, mla116@txstate.edu

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.