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Need to ramp up the quality of your XBRL filing? WebFilings University to the rescue!


July 12, 2012

In response to customer requests and experience with thousands of filings, we created WebFilings University and released our first set of courses. The first set is a four-course online series designed to provide XBRL knowledge and experience for your filing success. Whether you’re creating your own XBRL filing or reviewing the work of others, this series is designed to quickly and accurately train students on the core knowledge needed to create and review with confidence your XBRL. Designed in an at-your-own-pace manner, viewers can view the courses at their own speed and without a time limit.

Course 1 serves as a basis for understanding the subsequent courses in this series. Course 1, the first training course in the series, provides foundation to working with XBRL in Wdesk.

After completing this first course, participants will know the:

  • Purpose and capabilities of XBRL
  • Desired organization of the XBRL outline, and the patterns within that organization
  • Properties of a US GAAP “tag,” and how it impacts the application of a selected tag

All courses are available online at You’ll need a Wdesk user account and an authorization code for your WebFilings University class to access the courses. Register now by contacting your WebFilings account executive. Course 2 of WebFilings University is now available.

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Senior Director of Digital Reporting Strategy

About the Author

Dean Ritz is a subject matter expert in information modeling with over three decades of experience in various data-dominated domains, including artificial intelligence, expert systems, object-oriented programming, and most recently the modeling of financial information. As a Senior Director at Workiva, he applies his expertise to product strategy for collaborative work management and the management of the company’s expanding patent portfolio. His interests extend to the topics of rhetoric and ethics, with scholarly work in these areas published by Oxford University Press (2011, 2009, 2007), and Routledge (2017).

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