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.
- 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, will begin in March. Please note: this is a date change.
View the web conversion schedule
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.
Register for Part 1
Register for Part 2
Campus Box 45
Phone: (970) 351-2331
Design and Content Improvements
A new web design has been created and all sites will move into the new design via the CMS tool. The design will be a consistent, UNC brand with a modern design that responsively resizes on all devices. An example is the new Provost Office site.
The new templates will have a top level navigation and the main content links will be about six in number, depending on the length of the link words. Each top level link can have drop down links underneath, that list should have nine or less links for usability. Sub pages can have a third level of navigation in the right side column if needed.
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 your local folder and the WWW server.