Introduction to Using WPI's Web CMS (RedDot)
CMS stands for Content Management System and here at WPI we are using RedDot’s CMS software to manage the web pages served out to the public on the WPI web server http://www.wpi.edu.
A Web CMS enables you, the content expert, to have control over content without requiring knowledge or experience with HTML, Web site design or management. Using a Web browser interface, a Web CMS provides the flexibility of adding and updating content, via templates, at your convenience. Pages may remain in the CMS as “work in progress” until they are ready to be published to the production Web site. At that time, you can submit your page(s) to workflow where they will be reviewed by the Workflow Editor/Approver, then released and published to the production Web site.
A Web CMS is not a Web development or design tool. The look, feel and functionality of the Web site is administered by the Marketing and Communications department and offered via templates. At this time, creating some web pages and forms or dynamic functionality is not available. If your needs are extensive or include a Web form of any nature (e-mail, database, etc.), please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This class for CMS editors focuses on the following training objectives:
- Logging in successfully
- Navigating to designated pages
- Editing page headlines
- Editing body text
- Creating links to pages/internet
- Submitting changes to workflow
This course is intended for: Administrators, Faculty, StaffBack