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.
UAA 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.
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
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
Documentation & References (ITS Knowledge Base)
All CMS tutorials, user manuals, and release notes are available in the technology knowledge base.
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.