Available Website Options

Department Websites

In the modern world, it is much more efficient to share information online, instead of contacting people individually. The University offers a few options for websites and content management:

NOTE: Owners and editors of all University websites are required to complete Basic Web Accessibility training before a request for a website can be submitted. Sign up for training on theOffice of Digital Learning website.

 

Content Management System

The University maintains a Content Management System (CMS) that makes managing websites easier. The CMS allows you to use templates to quickly build and edit websites. The system is managed by the Office of Marketing & Communications.  

To use the CMS, you will need to make a request to your Dean or Vice President, who will then take the request to the Executive Director of Marketing & Communications. 

Self-Managed Hosting

If you would like to design your website from scratch, OIT offers space on our Windows web server. These servers allow for websites coded:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • ASP

For security reasons, PHP is not supported as a programming language on these servers. 

OIT does not provide training on how to develop a website.  Many departments who chose this option for their website employ an in-house web developer. If you would like to set up a department website using this method, please submit a Department Website Support ticket. 

Instructions for connecting to your department website can be found here:

Personal Websites

Pack Pages

Employees of the University needing web space to develop a personal website can use Pack Pages

Pack Pages are managed by the office of Marketing and Communications. Please visit the Pack Pages site for in-depth information including User Documentation (guides about how to add and modify content in Pack Pages), Demo Sites (to see examples of Pack Pages sites), and to Request a Pack Pages site. 

Please note: All content posted online related to the University must be made accessible. Owners and editors of all University blogs and websites (including content on Pack Pages,) are required to complete Basic Web Accessibility training yearly. You can sign up for training on the Office of Digital Learning website.

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Article ID: 117182
Created
Mon 9/28/20 3:34 PM
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Tue 7/20/21 4:42 PM