UNC Web Communications
What's Up Right Now
- The University has purchased a new Content Management System (CMS) from Omni Update.
- There is a new UNC web design for all sites.
- Ruffalo Noel Levitz has been contracted to write content for each undergraduate and graduate major and they will contacting departments for input.
- Promotional program pages will be created for each undergraduate and graduate program.
- Web Communications has hired a temporary CMS assistant to join out team in supporting web authors during the conversion.
- Conversion of sites will be in phases and the first phase, including training, runs March through May 2016.
- Phase 2 runs June through August 2016.
OU Campus Training
Training for Phase 1 web authors is now available. An email invitation has been sent to identified Phase 1 web authors. If you are a Phase 1 web author and did not receive an invitation, please contact Ronna Johnston.
The training will be delivered in two parts:
- Part 1 training covers the basic tools such as editing pages, inserting links and images, creating new pages and using the OU Campus interface.
- Part 2 training covers more advanced options such as inserting snippets to organize content, using image galleries and setting workflow for other web authors to edit pages and submit for approval.
- There are multiple date/time choices for each part so register for one session only for Part 1 and one for Part 2 training. Please note these trainings are for Phase 1 web authors only.
Open labs are drop-in blocks of time for practice in your site. CETL and Web Communications staff will be there to assist you with questions.
Open Lab times:
- Wednesday, May 11, 1 - 3 p.m.
- Tuesday May 17 10 a.m. - noon
- Monday May 23 1 - 3 p.m.
These labs will be held in Michener L12
What does the CMS mean for the web authors?
- You'll have training from CETL and Web Communications.
- Web sites will need to be migrated manually - new pages and cut and paste of content.
- Content contributors may need to be involved to help reorganize and refine pages.
- Academic areas should review all advising/current student information, especially admissions requirements, to make sure information is accurate and clear.
What can campus areas do right now?
The most helpful action is to review your current web content.
- Is it accurate?
- Is it the right amount of information?
- Is it well organized?
- Is it necessary?
- Remove outdated files from the WWW server.