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CMS Migration Resource Website


Resources and Information about UW's Transition to Omni CMS

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

 

As part of UW's website improvement strategy, we will be transitioning users and pages to Omni CMS by Modern Campus. Site editors are encouraged to continue editing and improving their sites as the migration will not take place until early 2023. While a "go-live" date has not been selected yet in which Omni CMS will be the main editing tool for website content is in place, we will provide in-depth communication to site editors and the university at large for important milestones and other important communication.

 

 

What is Omni CMS?

After a vendor RFP process and thorough due diligence, we have selected Modern Campus as our partner. Modern Campus works with dozens of universities and colleges utilizing Omni CMS -- a powerful system that specifically caters to the higher education community.

Some of Omni’s Key Features Include:

  • Ease of use page editing with drag and drop and on-page editing (front-end editor)
  • Enhanced, fail-safe editing tools to promote error-free page content including spell check, broken link check and accessibility checks before publishing
  • Ability to create approval processes for site authors and improved site author page permissions
  • Robust reporting and dashboards

 

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What to Expect


people iconPreparing for the Migration

This website serves as a central location for site authors and website stakeholders to find information about the latest updates and milestones for this migration. Site authors will be required to engage in the process by cleaning up their Cascade CMS site by removing old pages and files. Site authors will also be responsible for reviewing all their content in the CMS site prior to "go-live" to ensure their pages' content is displaying correctly. All site authors will be fully trained before they begin reviewing their sites.

building iconA Large Campus-Wide Effort

Website migrations are a major undertaking for any organization. Due to the scale of the UW website, this migration is a campus-wide collaboration with Institutional Marketing, IT, the Application Security Office, individual site authors and various other entities. Should you have any questions or need additional resources, we encourage you to reach out and we'll be in touch with you as soon as possible!

computer iconAn Improved Experience

Transitions to a new system can be stressful, especially for our valued site authors who work hard to maintain their websites. While any migration of this scale will require new knowledge, we are confident that Omni CMS will provide users with a better experience, including easier editing capabilities without complex "blocky" editing features, future design enhancements ad the ability to create page approval workflows, spell check, accessibility checks and much more.

 

Latest Info & Updates

 

Fall 2022 Update

Summer Site Clean up Training Available Until September 15


Cleaning up your website now is a critical part of successful migration and will prevent extra work on your end when we begin migrating content and pages to Omni CMS. We will be offering two "live" webinar training along with a self-paced course for site cleanups. Site cleanups must be completed by September 15!

 

Win Prizes for Participating!

Any site author who participates in a live webinar or completes self-paced training will be automatically entered to win weekly drawings for $100 University Store gift cards and other cool prizes.

Learn More

 

 

  • July 21

    Site Cleanup Webinar #1

    Thank you to all our site authors who participated in the first live training. We had over 50 participants in our first session!

    If you missed this one, be sure to sign up for our self-paced training available until September 15.

     

  • August 10

    Site Cleanup Webinar #2

    Thank you to all our site authors who participated in the final live training. We had a total of 100 participants in both sessions and are so grateful for the initiative our site authors our taking to clean up their sites.

    If you missed this one, be sure to sign up for our self-paced training available until September 15.

     

  • Self-Paced Training

    Site Cleanup Tutorials

    If you're not able to attend one of our live webinars, enroll in self-paced training through WyoLearn at a time that's convenient for you. Self-paced training will be available until September 15, 2022.

    REGISTER

 

 

Need to reference back to our training?

Check out our pre-recorded site clean-up training materials and videos.

 

 

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