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Editor Access Process

There are three steps which must be completed before one can have access to edit a website. Details regarding these steps will be provided below.

Required Steps

Step 1 - Complete Gato 1 Training

Gato 1 Fundamentals Training must be completed and is only offered online through Canvas. Both future and current editors can self-enroll into this Canvas training course.This training is broken up into two parts - Gato Training and ADA training. Details can be found on the previous Training page. Each half of this training contains an assessment which must be completed with an 80 or higher. Once the first half of the training has been completed, users will be able to move on to step 2.

Step 2 - Accessibility Training

Once the Gato training module has been completed, users will have access to the Accessibility Training module within the same course. This training also includes an assessment which must be completed with an 80 or higher.

It is the responsibility of the editor to inform us once both assessments has been successfully completed. Information on digital accessibility can be found on the Texas State Digital Accessibility website.

Step 3 - Site Manager Approval

Once each half of training has been successfully completed, we'll reach out to site managers to seek approval for editor access. These managers are determined by the name of the website editors request access to in filling out the Gato Training Request Form. The Website Admin Inquiry Form can be submitted to request the names of site managers.

Please note that manager approval can be granted in advance, but access cannot be finalized until each half of training is successfully completed.


Once all three requirements are met, Gato support reaches out to inform editors that access has been enabled.


  • Expanded material is provided in a third module for additional learning.
  • If the website an editor is requesting access to is using the Calico template, additional training with University Marketing will be required once Gato training is completed.


Having access to the Calico template requires additional training, as well as access to an authorized Calico website.

Using Calico

Before an active editor can have access to a website using the Calico template, design training must be scheduled and taken with University Marketing.

The website should also be approved to use the template before training can be scheduled. For more information on the Calico Template, please refer the Calico Template Guidelines page.