Institutional Web site (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.

commonspot corporate logoUAA 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.

  • Technical support is available from the callcenter.
  • One-on-one trainings and consultations are available from the ITS web applications team. Contact the callcenter to schedule a training.
  • Documentation, training, and support are available.
 

Need to Schedule CMS Training?

IT Services Web/Applications team offers 5 training/consultation hours per week. New user trainings will be held at the UAA Information Technology office (SSB 120) and may be held in a group setting of up to 5 CMS authors. Web Consultations are available for one or more current authors of the same site looking for advice or training on more advance topics, and may be held face-to-face or via WolfLync. Sign up for the next available training by calling the IT Services Call Center. Once you are signed up, you will receive an Outlook meeting invite as your confirmation.

Less than 5 people? Come visit us in SSB.

5 people or more? We'll come to your conference room.

CMS Training/Consultation Schedule

  • Monday 2:00-3:00pm:      New CMS User Training
  • Tuesday 10:30-11:30am:  Web Consultation
  • Wednesday 1:00-2:00pm: New CMS User Training
  • Thursday 9:00-10:00am:  Web Consultation
  • Friday 9:00-10:00am:       Make up Day (New User Training or Web Consultation)
 

CMS Open House

Each month, WebPros hosts an open house in a computer lab where you can retreat to build your website and consult with a pro.

CMS Open House Dates

August - December 2014

  • 1st Tuesday of the month: 2:30-3:45 p.m.
    • Location: SSB 254
  • 3rd Friday of the month: 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Location: SSB 254
 

Documentation & References (ITS 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 upated once a semester from the list of users who have author privileges in the CMS.

Subscribe: http://lists.uaa.alaska.edu/mailman/listinfo/cms-authors
Email: cms-authors@lists.uaa.alaska.edu