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.
 

Consultation Sessions

IT Services Web/Applications team offers 5 consultation hours per week. Consultations focus on what you want to accomplish on your site. You can sign up for the next available training by calling or emailing the callcenter.

Work sessions are done in person or online. In person consultations are in a conference room with a projector screen and wireless keyboard. Online consultations are done from your office via WolfLync. Sign up for WolfLync before your scheduled consultation.

Less than 5 people? Come visit us in SSB 120.
5 people or more? We'll come to your conference room.


Due to construction in the Information Technology offices, the CMS training/consultation schedule has been modified. IT staff will still offer two sessions per week. Sessions may be group training (if all users are attending new-user training.) Sign up for the next available training by calling or emailing the IT Services Call Center. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

CMS Training/Consultation Schedule

    Session 1: Wednesday 1-2 PM in ADMIN 236
    Session 2: Wednesday 2-3 PM in ADMIN 236
 

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.

Spring 2014 CMS Open House Dates 

  • 1st Tuesday of the month: 2-3:30 p.m.
    • Location TBA
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month: 9-10:30 a.m.
    • Location TBA
 

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