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Benefits of the CMS

  • Quick and easy page management – Any approved user can quickly and easily publish online without complicated software or programming.
  • Consistent brand and navigation – Design templates provide a consistent brand and standard navigation across all KU websites.
  • Workflow management – An integrated workflow process facilitates better content management.
  • Flexibility for developers – Because the CMS enables non-technical users to easily publish content, this frees up technical developers to focus on functionality and enhanced features.
  • Design is separate from content – You can manipulate content without fear of accidentally changing the design.
  • Database-driven – You only need to change data once for it to be updated throughout your site.
  • Shared resources – Website managers will have access to shared resources, such as modules, images, audio and video files, etc.
  • Approval systems – You can give different levels of access to different users, and the CMS has mechanisms to ensure content is approved before going live.
  • Mobile ready – The CMS automatically scales your site to fit tablets, mobile devices and smaller browser windows.
  • Archive capabilities –You can track who has made changes to your page and archive previous versions of your page.
  • Remote access – You can access and update your site from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Security – Security is automatic.
  • Search engine-friendly – The CMS helps to optimize your website so that search engine users can easily find your information.
  • Updates— The CMS allows alerts to be set to notify the editor when content needs to be reviewed, updated or removed. This will help prevent old data from being presented and misinforming users.

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Training & Help

If you are experiencing a critical issue with your live website, please contact the IT Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or itcsc@ku.edu.

For questions on CMS policy, look & feel, and all other issues, please visit our help page.


CMS Basics: for Contributors, Editors, & Site Administrators

Tuesday, October 11 - 10:30 a.m. to noon, Budig Instructional Lab
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Wednesday, November 16 - 9 to 10:30 a.m., Budig Instructional Lab
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Wednesday, December 7 - 3 - 4:30 p.m., Budig Instructional Lab
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CMS Site Setup & Configuration: for Site Admins

Monday, October 17 — 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Budig Instructional Lab
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Thursday, November 10 — 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Budig Instructional Lab
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Tuesday, December 13 — 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Budig Instructional Lab
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CMS Open Work Time

Please contact web services at 864-6415 or webservices@ku.edu for help with your site


Please visit the IT training page to register for more training opportunities.

Online help can be found under the How-To's section of this website.