SEAS CMS User Group

Each month, CMS users from various departments, centers and offices within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences meet to discuss best practices. 

This is a working group where we help each other solve issues, share experiences and work together to share content within the UB CMS in a more efficient and effective way. Our goal is to create a more consistent voice, comply with university brand standards, and create a positive user experience while highlighting the things that make us unique. If you are an employee or partner of SEAS whose job responsibilities involve updating web content and you would like to attend, please contact our office at

CMS Training & Support

In-person and online training in the UB CMS is available from University Communications. Visit the UB Web Management site for more information about training and support.

Preparing for the Brand

The SEAS Office of Communications will be taking the lead on updating SEAS websites to the new brand. Departments and centers are expected to review their messaging to ensure it complies with new university standards and our school's messaging. We have already scheduled all digital brand transformations with University Communications for the school and research centers. If you are unsure of your target brand deployment date or have any questions about this transition, contact our office.

Information and resources for preparing your website for the new brand can be found on the UB Identity and Brand site and on the UB Web Management site.

As we work through this transition with your department or center, you can preview how your site will look in the new brand using the Brand Preview Tool.

How to use the Brand Preview Tool:

  1. Navigate to the Brand Preview Tool in your browser and check the box to “Enable Brand Preview mode”
  2. Navigate to any of your web pages in Author to preview your content in the new brand (you may need to refresh the page)
  3. To turn off the preview, reopen the tool and uncheck the box
Share Your Knowledge

Want to present to our CMS User Group? Contact us at


  • MCEER, ISTL, IBE and REU will all be updating to the new brand in October, 2017
  • CBE transitioned to the CMS on October 11, 2017!
  • ISE, CDSE and EE all went live in the new brand in September 2017
  • CSE went live with their new website on June 28, 2017
  • MAE will be going live in the CMS on July 26, 2017
  • MDI will be updating to the new brand on August 17, 2017

Meeting Minutes