Content Management System

What is a CMS?

CMS stands for content management system. A CMS is a Web application that offers campus community members an easy, efficient and consistent way to create, update, publish and archive information on the Web.

The CMS makes it possible for almost anyone to easily manage Web content without knowing HTML (hyper-text mark-up language) or programs such as Dreamweaver, GoLive and FrontPage.

Is it easy?

Yes. With very basic training you will be able to edit your pages in a simple browser-based editor that's similar to Microsoft Word.

When will I receive training?

For training, contact Michelle Cryan.

What if I already have Dreamweaver, GoLive or FrontPage installed on my computer?

Because the CMS editor is browser based, you will be able to edit your pages from any computer connected to the Internet. Also, you'll never have to be concerned about software upgrades or compatibility issues.

There may be opportunities for you to use your existing software, but for the sake of uniformity, usability and accessibility, you will need to use the CMS.