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 and accessibility 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 seascomm@buffalo.edu

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

Making Your Site Accessible

As we continue to update our websites to comply with university brand standards, we must also ensure all of our websites are accessible. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (federal ADA website), specifically Section 508, as well as parallel state regulations require all significant elements of a website to be fully accessible. Here accessibility refers to the design of services for people with visual, physical or cognitive impairments. Accessible practice ensures unassisted direct access and compatibility with assistive technology such as a screen reader.

One way to check if your website is compliant is to audit your website using the WAVE tool.

Announcements

  • The CEISARE website is scheduled to move to the CMS on 2/7/2018
  • The SCiRM website is scheduled to go live in the CMS on 2/7/2018
  • EQUIP and TransInfo went live on 11/2/2017
  • UB NAVIGATE Project went live on 11/1/2017

Meeting Minutes

Share Your Knowledge

Want to present to our CMS User Group?

Contact us at
seascomm@buffalo.edu