Drupal Content Management System (CMS)
The university uses a content management system, Drupal, to create and maintain Websites for colleges, schools, departments, offices and other campus units.
The Drupal CMS is a free resource and requires no additional software. Web contributors use their browsers - Firefox, Chrome or Safari is recommended over Internet Explorer - to log into the system, create and edit content.
The Drupal template and feature set are standardized in order to provide a consistent Web solution that can be deployed most efficiently to campus. This is particularly important as the university transitions away from the current, or legacy, Web server to a more stable, redundant and secure hosting environment.
Drupal training resources are available.
Anyone needing assistance with Drupal for new or existing sites, or with other general Web questions, should contact the director of Web Services.
Other Web options include:
- an account on a virtual server, with space for more custom designs or functionality (subject to university priorities and available time and resources)
- a group/site in Info Center, the University's internal communiations platform. Content that is intended for internal audiences - meetings, minutes, policies, forms, etc. - should be stored in Info Center. A Drupal site can link to content in Info Center. In addition, sites for committees and councils focused on campus audiences should be hosted in Info Center rather than a public-facing site.