A monumental amount of effort has gone into the development of USM's next generation website. Your work and time has been essential to getting us where we are now. Unfortunately it's not yet where we need it to be for an effective, public, launch. The content reviews that have been conducted revealed some gaps in critical content that need to be filled before our new site is accessed by students and others in the community.
Information about migrating content to the new Web Content Management System
This Thursday, May 19 is our planned launch of the new Web CMS. We thank all of you for your hard work for getting this project to its current stage. Last week, the Web CMS team began reviewing sites for their completion of the minimum pages for launch. This week, all sites will begin receiving greater scrutiny.
As your sites develop and become ready for launch, we want to help you get all the right pieces in place and ensure you have all of what you need for a successful launch.
As we enter into our final weeks of CMS Training Sessions prior to the launch, I’d like to thank you for your diligence and patience. In the past month, over 100 faculty and staff or about 50% of the departments and units have received training in our new Web content management system. We are far from complete, but to give you a preview of our new site to come, visit a few of the more complete sites:
We are less than one month from the launch of the Web CMS. Since we began the 90-minute Group Training Sessions, over 40? Site Administrators/Owners and Web Publishers have received training. These are one-on-one workshops to introduce you to the look and feel of your Web CMS site, login procedures, and the creation of new pages. You will leave with the tools and knowledge so that you may be able then begin the migration of content into your new Web CMS site.