What is a CMS?

CMS stands for Content Management System. A CMS is a front-end user interface that allows a user to add, modify and remove content from a website without knowing how to code. Users can make these changes without the intevention of a webmaster.

Sites that use the isu.edu domain will be moved onto the CMS

 

 

ISU uses a CMS called TerminalFour

TERMINALFOUR is a developer and provider of content management systems (CMS) and services. It specializes in providing CMS to educational institutions, government and international bodies, as well as retail and financial services organizations.

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Tutorials

Available Page Layouts

Page layouts dictate how content is arranged. All layouts include header, footer, navigation, and content areas.

Left Navigation

Navigation is in the left side with content area on the right.

Top Navigation

Horizontal navigation along the top of the page. Includes a column on the right side of the content area.

Top Navigation - Full width

Horizontal navigation along the top of the page. Content fills the content area with no side columns.

Content Types

What is a Content Type?

A content type dictates how the content is displayed when published.
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Common Content Types

The CMS uses several content types that allow users to create and edit content. Types are the building blocks of content.
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Staff Directory Content Type

This type can be displayed in various ways
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Media Library

About the Media Library

The Media Library stores and allows sharing for all non-html items.
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Standard Image Sizes

There are a few cases when images need to be a specific size in order to work well within the system.
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Training

Training is split into 2 half-day sessions. Attendance at both sessions is required in order to receive access to the CMS.

The first session, Web Content Best Practices, covers organization and structure of content.
The second session, Using the CMS, covers how to use the TerminalFour system to update your site.

When your site has been migrated onto the CMS, we will send an invitation for you to attend training sessions.
Currently, students are not eligible for training.

Training sessions have been scheduled for the following days:

January

Wednesday, January 18
Open Lab time
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts 270

Tuesday, January 31
Web Content Best Practices
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts 270
Full Session

 

Wednesday, February 1
Using the CMS
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Liberal Arts 270
Full Session

February

Wednesday, February 15
Open Lab time
1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Tuesday, February 28
Web Content Best Practices
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room B-1, Business Admin

Wednesday, March 1
Using the CMS
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Room B-1, Business Admin

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