Explore the Start Page

Showcases the UBCMS start page. [3:44]

Two options for completing this exercise...
  1. Request a Self-Paced account on the Training Server. Then just follow the instructions as is.
  2. If you already have access to the main Author Server, adapt the instructions to fit your own site.


Once you have successfully logged in, you will see the Start Page, which provides access to the main parts of the UBCMS (Sites, Assets) plus other features. Depending on your role and permissions, you may see different content and features from your colleagues.


1. Log into the UBCMS.

2. Depending on your settings, you may land on the Welcome page (Classic) or Start Page (Flex UI).

  • If you see the familiar UBCMS Welcome page, click the link on the right to 'Switch to UBCMS Flex UI'.

3. Once on the Flex UI Start page, explore its features:

  • Center of page: links to Sites, Assets, and Reports.
  • Top left: links to Tools (advanced knowledge needed).
  • Top right: Search, Help (list of keyboard shortcuts), and user profile area.
Zoom image: Classic Welcome page showing link to Flex UI Screenshot of Classic UBCMS Welcome page showing link to Flex UI.

Classic Welcome page showing link to Flex UI

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