Content Management System (CMS)

UAA's institutional Web site is a primary source of information from UAA to the public. All business units should have a presence in the institutional Web site.

Logo Image for PaperThin's CommonSpot CMSUAA uses PaperThin's CommonSpot content management system (CMS) to implement its institutional Web site. The CMS supplies colleges, departments, faculty and staff tools necessary to publish an easy-to-maintain and standards-compliant Web site. The CMS is completely Web based and does not require additional software. The CMS is simple to learn for people not trained in Web development. These features make using a CMS a cost effective solution to managing a large Web ecosystem.

Documentation & References (IT Services Knowledge Base)

All CMS tutorials, user manuals, and release notes are available in the technology knowledge base.

Mailing List

There is a mailing list for CMS authors that is a great resource for asking questions and sharing best practices. The list is updated once a semester from the list of users who have author privileges in the CMS.



UAA Web Hosting

UAA offers Web hosting space for University of Alaska Anchorage students, employees, departments and organizations. You can customize this Web space and share information with the public. This is the type of Web space that you might buy from a hosting or domain reseller.

UAA recommends that staff and faculty maintain their biographies, resumes and curriculum vitae in their departments' CMS site. Departments' main site should be hosted in the CMS to minimize costs and complexity. All course-related web content should be hosted in Blackboard Learn. UAA Web hosting is intended primarily for custom applications and web sites for things like personal resource, research project and speciality sites.

UAA web hosting provides

  • Web storage
  • Programming languages (ASP .NET or PHP)
  • Optional database access
  • Optional custom domain names

Request for personal Web hosting accounts using the Web Hosting Request Form. Contact the IT Call Center with any questions or requests.