Below, the Web Team presents an early summer miscellany of things web maintainers need to know.
All websites on the CMS are now set up to use embedded YouTube videos. As we discussed at the April Web Maintainers’ Summit, we are now streaming all our videos from our YouTube site, rather than from the CMS or our streaming server.
This means you can easily add YouTube videos—your own or others’—to your pages and news items. For a sample, take a look at one of the Criminology Department’s recent video-enabled news posts.
Directions for adding YouTube videos to your pages, and for having your videos added to IUP’s YouTube account are available in the How To… section of the Web Team’s site, where we’ve created a whole new section about using video.
The Web Team is currently working to close out as many 2010–2011 projects as possible. We won’t be taking on any new projects until July. This means that if we are not currently working with you on a project (site reorganizations and form requests, for instance), we won’t be able to get started until the new fiscal year.
An unanticipated side effect of our move from eWebEditPro to Content Designer has been that mass uploads of images no longer work. Unfortunately, when we updated our How To… section , we failed to take down the documentation for this no longer supported feature.
The documentation has now been removed. We thank Prof. Nick Karatjas for alerting us to this issue. If you notice that any of our documentation is incorrect, please let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, we’d like to remind you that there are several web training opportunities coming up. Summer is a great time to get started with the CMS, or just refresh your skills. You can register using our Web Training Workshop Registration Form.