Web Publishing

Alabama A&M Universities web presence plays an important communications role in supporting the AAMU mission. Web sites and Web applications present and service academic and administrative information. Web publishing at AAMU is supported by Marketing, Communication, and Advancement and Information Technology Services, along with hundreds of students, faculty and staff.


Content Management System (CMS)

AAMU's institutional web site is a primary source of information from AAMU to the public. All business units should have a presence in the institutional Web site.

AAMU uses OmniUpdate's OU Campus content management system (CMS) to implement its institutional Web site. The CMS supplies colleges, departments, faculty and staff tools necessary to publish an easy-to-maintain and standards-compliant Web site. The CMS is completely web based and does not require additional software. The CMS is simple to learn for people not trained in web development. These features make using a CMS a cost effective solution to managing a large web ecosystem.

Training and Support

Accounts for editing of the web site and calendar are administered by the ITS web communications team. To ensure a base level of knowledge all AAMU staff, faculty and students who wish to edit their departmental website are required to attend a basic training class. Which will cover the basics of working in the OU Campus CMS. Web authors will be given access to work within the CMS during the basic training.

Register for the CMS Basic Training

Web Consultations are available for one or more current authors of the same site looking for advice or training on more advance topics on request. Consultations are scheduled on an as needed basis either in a face-to-face meeting or virtually with Zoom meetings.

Schedule

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Training Date Time Location Seats Available
OU Campus - Introduction (3 hours)
This training will cover basic OU Campus usage.
  • 6/13/19
  • 7/11/19
  • 8:30-11:30 am
  • 1-4 pm
LRC Lab 1
  • 15
  • 15
OU Campus - Intermediate Topics (1.5 hour)
This training will cover OU Campus forms, image gallery assets and OU Calender.
  • TBA
  • TBA
TBA
  • TBA
OU Campus - Advanced Topics (2+ hours)
This training will cover best practices in regards to Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Web Accessibility.
  • TBA
  • TBA
TBA
  • TBA