What is CMS?
A CMS, or Content Management System, is a piece of software used to effectively organize and manage large amounts of digital content.
Content in reference to the university’s CMS includes all web pages, documents, and other files made available via the university website.
Why use a CMS?
The CMS makes it possible for almost anyone (with appropriate permissions) to easily manage web content, without needing to know how to write HTML (hyper-text-mark-up language, the typical method for creating web pages).
By using a CMS the university will also have an easy to implement version control.
Who can use the University CMS?
Each department is alloted 1 license for use by an appointed member of the department. A department can purchase additional licenses by contacting the ITS Helpdesk at 810-766-6804.
The appointed web developers for each department will complete training through ITS and then they will be allowed to edit and maintain the pages of their appointed department.
Where can I learn more about the university CMS?
The CMS Web Guide contains detailed instructions on how to use many aspects of the CMS system.
This guide is available online at http://www.umflint.edu/webguide/.
If you have questions not covered by the Web Guide, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 810-766-6804.