Content Management System (CMS) User Guide
Wheelock College uses a content management system (CMS) for creating and maintaining official Wheelock College web pages. All academic and administrative departments are eligible to use the CMS and we encourage every department to take an active role in reviewing and maintaining their relevant web pages. Some of the advantages of using the CMS are:
- It allows people with little to no experience to build and maintain professional web pages.
- It creates a more coherent web presence across Wheelock college departments and divisions.
- It allows greater input by departments across the College, thus ensuring higher quality and better accuracy of Wheelock's web pages.
Getting Started on the Web
If your department does not yet have a web presence, schedule a consult with the Marketing Team. We will meet with you to learn more about your web page goals and expectations. If it has been determined that the CMS is a good fit for your needs, we will work with you to create web pages and train you to maintain them.
Training to Edit Your Web Pages
If your department has a web page (or pages) and you would like to learn to edit them, we are happy to train you how to become a CMS user. CMS users have the ability to update and create web pages. They have access only to their assigned section of the site. After a CMS user creates or edits a page, a marketing liaison must approve the page before the final publishing step.
The CMS is designed so that people who are not web developers can create web content. At the most basic level, your main task is to edit and add text. If you know how to type, copy, and paste in Word, you will be able to do this in the CMS.
Other elements of a web page—for example, photos, links, and navigation—do require some training, but not a computer science degree. In addition, the Marketing staff provides support and guidance to all CMS users. Our goal is to make maintaining your web pages a quick, easy process.
All new users of the CMS are required to have an initial training session. The training session lasts about 40 minutes and is usually conducted in the Marketing offices. To sign up for CMS training, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include in your training request email:
- your name
- your department
- the web pages or section of the website to which you would like access
Someone from the Marketing team will get back to you shortly to schedule your training session.