University Website Publishing

EdWeb training

Details of the EdWeb training we provide, what it covers and how to book a place.

EdWeb training is mandatory for all users who will be managing or editing a University of Edinburgh website within EdWeb. On average this training course takes around 2-3 hours to complete. 

Please note, this training course will allow you to edit or manage an EdWeb site only. We are currently undergoing a website migration project to move all EdWEb sites into EdWeb2. You will need to take the EdWeb 2 training to be able to edit an EdWeb 2 site. If your site has already moved to EdWeb 2,  you can request EdWeb 2 training by emailing To check if your site has already moved to EdWeb 2 visit the project web page.

EdWeb 2 migrations web page

Please ensure that you are taking the correct training for your needs.

From August 2023, this course is available via SharePoint. You will need to log into SharePoint using your University login details to be able to view the course.

EdWeb: Introduction of the University's content management tool (SharePoint)

If you encounter any difficulty in accessing the course, please email us at

What you will learn

Our EdWeb training course covers all the basic tasks you will need to perform in order to publish and maintain your EdWeb website, including:

EdWeb training resources

In addition to the training course, the EdWeb support wiki and demonstration site provide useful information and guidance to support the management of your EdWeb website.

EdWeb support wiki (requires EASE login)

EdWeb Demonstration site

Effective Digital Content

In addition to EdWeb training, all website editors are required to complete the Effective Digital Content course. If you have already completed this course but are new to EdWeb, you don't need to repeat it.

Further information and booking for Effective Digital Content

Gaining editing access

Once you have completed both EdWeb and Effective Digital Content training, you should request your user permissions are updated to EdWeb Editor via the Request EdWeb Access form. Requests are submitted via UniDesk and can take up to 5 working days to process. You will receive an email confirmation when your permissions have been updated. 

Once your permissions have been updated please contact your site's lead publisher to gain editing and/or publishing rights to the specific EdWeb sites you require access to.

Request EdWeb Access (requires EASE login)

Lead publishers of University sites (requires EASE login)

Blog posts

Read our latest blog posts on EdWeb.

EdWeb posts on the Website Publishing blog


  • an introduction to EdWeb
  • step-by-step guides on how to edit existing webpages and create new content
  • advice on using features in EdWeb such as reuseable content and image placement
  • access to our training environment with a worksheet of common tasks to help build your confidence.