Content is one of the most important elements of a website. To help manage content to ensure
information is accurate, relevant, current, consistent and shared among websites, ICT recommends the institutional web content management system.
A WCMS allows individuals who manage or contribute to websites to create, publish and update content more easily; for example, content owners can publish without web
publishing or IT expertise. Users require a minimum of training (2-3 hours in 95% of cases) to use the WCMS to publish content.
Access to best practices web development documentation, including converting or transferring existing sites to the WCMS.
Training and consultation to support a successful web project, including workshops, one-on-one sessions and training manuals.
Supported integration with other IT systems on campus including PAWS, blogs, wikis, and SESD's academic program and course information.
Campus peer support communities for ongoing idea generation and sharing resources for IT and web developers, and communications personnel. These communities
include active participation from members of Educational Media Access and Production (EMAP), Office of Communications, ICT and early adopters of the system.
ICT provides Cascade accounts, access to samples and documentation, developer training and consulting for people who are to maintain U of S webpages free of charge
The user-friendly interface allows for easy web publishing. With these services, IT resources are not required to maintain web content, making their time available
for more value-added technical work.
The WCMS tool, Cascade Server, requires no special desktop device; it is accessible from all supported web browsers, including Internet Explorer on Windows
and Netscape/Mozilla/Firefox on Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris. Safari on Mac is supported; however some features of the WYSIWYG editor may not work.