The Campus WCMS (Web Content Management System) is used by over 150 departments, units, and research groups across campus. This web-based editing tool allows you to focus on your campus content, does not require technical experience, and automatically applies the campus design templates to your site. There are no servers to manage and ITS takes care of security.
This service is recommended for all departments that want to streamline their web maintenance while contributing a top notch web presence for UCSC.
How to Request
The Campus WCMS is available to official campus departments, units, groups and organizations. To request new web sites or get help, please submit a ticket in IT Request. Completion times for site migrations vary based on a number of factors.
Web services are partially funded through the Information User Assessment and there is no other charge for this service.
WCMS Feature Overview
- The campus look and feel
- Authentication via CruzID Gold
- Intuitive web authoring tools
- Access via a web browser
- Stable, well managed application
- Built-in news feature
- Content versioning and "roll back"
- Campus directory-based person profiles
- Course information display from AIS
- Robust training program, open labs, and technical support
- A growing campus community of fellow users.
WCMS Feature Details and Examples
UCSC Web Services offers a web form creation service for WCMS users utilizing an easy to use online form builder called WuFoo. Official UCSC departments, divisions, and research sites are eligible to use the service. Building forms with WuFoo is very fast and easy.
The Official Campus Design Templates
Development and maintenance of the official campus web design (i.e. "look and feel") is the responsibility of the Communications & Marketing department within University Relations. This includes the creation and evolution of standard design templates for the web, as well as interpretation and implementation of specific design questions.
Sites utilizing the official campus web designs must adhere to established guidelines and requirements, as defined in the Communications & Marketing Identity Guidelines.