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How content is maintained on the AAMU website

AAMU's institutional web site is a primary source of information from AAMU to the public. All business units should have a presence in the institutional Web site.

AAMU uses OmniUpdate's OU Campus content management system (CMS) to implement its institutional Web site. The CMS supplies colleges, departments, faculty and staff tools necessary to publish an easy-to-maintain and standards-compliant Web site. The CMS is completely web based and does not require additional software. The CMS is simple to learn for people not trained in web development. These features make using a CMS a cost effective solution to managing a large web ecosystem.

Each department is required to maintain their own content on the AAMU website. Departments may appoint a single or multiple users to attend the required website training in order to maintain their departmental website. If the department has not appointed a designated website content manager the department may send the required website edits to wic@aamu.edu. These submitted web edits will be created on a first come first serve basis and time permitting by the ITS Web and Communications team.

Step by Step process to add/edit content on website

If there is no designated web content editor

  1. Department designates a web content editor
  2. Designated content editor looks at the CMS Training Schedule
    1. Designated content editor Signs up for required CMS training
  3. Designated content editor attends the required CMS training class
  4. After training is completed by designated content editor
    1. Content editor adds/edits content
    2. Content editor submits content to be published
    3. Content is check for spelling errors, broken links and ADA requirements
    4. Content is published to the live website
  5. If there is no web content editor or content editor is waiting for the next training. Departments can send edits to wic@aamu.edu. These submitted web edits will be created on a first come first serve basis and time permitting by the ITS Web and Communications team.

If there is already a designated web content editor

  1. Departments can find designated web content editors that have taken the required training on the Website Manager Listing
  2. Contact the designated website content editor closest to or in their respective department.
  3. Send required edits to content editor
  4. After content has been sent to the designated content editor
    1. Content editor adds/edits content
    2. Content editor submits content to be published
    3. Content is check for spelling errors, broken links and ADA requirements
    4. Content is published to the live website

ADA Accessibility

Due to our recent ADA Accessibility Resolution Agreement with the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. All AAMU web content must meet Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1. To help enforce this requirement all submitted web content will be check by the ITS Web and Communications team before the content is published to the live AAMU website. If the content does not meet the required guidelines the content will need to be remediated by the departmental content manager.

For additional information on website content maintenance please contact Ryan Adkins at (256) 372-8773.