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Content Management System

The NDSU Content Management System (CMS) provides an easy way for departments to manage and publish Web content. Benefits of the CMS include:

  • A clean, professional design
  • Templates designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities
  • No software to purchase or install
  • Ability for a collection of people from your organization to have access to create and update content in cooperation with the option to elect one+ individual(s) to approve content before it is published
  • Ongoing training provided by the ITS Training group
  • A "CMS User Group" to provide assistance and support for CMS authors

Points to consider when choosing CMS

  • CMS is intended general Web content like static Web pages, PDF files, and images
  • The template, page format and page style choices follow the University Relations design guidelines to ensure a standard, professional look for the site
  • The template is designed to be accessible to persons with disabilities

Learn what parts of a page you can edit using CMS

CMS: Just the Facts

Who can use CMS to distribute information?

NDSU business units, departments, operational teams and service lines, Ag Extension and affiliates, individual NDSU faculty

What will the address be?

www.ndsu.edu/you-own-identifier-here (identifier subject to approval from VP for University Relations)
or www.ndsu.edu/faculty/your-id as appropriate

What type of content can be shared?

Web pages, images and documents

Who can view the content?

Anyone on or off campus

How is content developed and managed?

Content authors use a Web‐based editor to create content

How long can the site remain online?

Indefinitely. There must be a current staff/faculty owner.
"Current staff/faculty" means a person who is otherwise eligible for NDSU IT services

For more detail, review the CMS Terms of Service.

CMS Training and Support

Get Started with CMS

  1. Be sure you meet the critera for using CMS:
    The service is available only to departments (e.g. business units, operational teams and service lines), Ag Extension and affiliates, and individual faculty
  2. Request an account
  3. Request a CMS site
  4. Attend CMS training, available through Instructional Services

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Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2009 2:12:55 PM