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To present a consistent, professional image, it is imperative that all Tulane University websites clearly establish their connections to the university. In order to help those who contribute to the Tulane website, we have created a series of training classes and guides to help format, design and develop content for pages.
CommonSpot is being used for university departments and organizations that present content to external audiences, and currently have sites hosted on http://tulane.edu.
Complete the form to request a new CMS user account and/or training.
In 2007 the Office of Web Communications, in coordination with the Office of Technology Services, organized a Content Management System (CMS) committee to explore the acquisition of new system. This system is designed to
Prior to the launch of the CMS, a university department would require someone technically proficient in Web authoring, direct access to the production Web server through an FTP account, and publishing software such as Dreamweaver to manage a local set of files. Whereas, now with CMS, a CommonSpot content owner browses to his or her site on an authoring server, and enters their Tulane User ID and password.
Upon completion of training, the Office of Web Communications will grant a user access to subsites and/or pages in the CMS that can be edited directly through a Web browser using a familiar editing interface.
If needed, a site administrator can specify that certain content owners' changes must be approved before being published. This, along with the option of scheduling the expiration or availability of content, will assist publishers with the otherwise difficult task of ensuring that a site's content is authoritative and current.
This new system is flexible and powerful. We are working as quickly as possible to help everyone implement the CMS. Thank you.
For more information about using CommonSpot, contact the Office of Web Communications at email@example.com.
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000 firstname.lastname@example.org