Become a Content Manager

Gaining access and getting started in Omni CMS is a multi-step process

Getting Started as a New User

Getting started as a new user in Omni CMS is a two step process involving the completion of an online training as well as an in-person follow up training with a member of the IT Web Team. (The in-person follow up training can also be completed via Zoom.)

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Initial Online Training

Access to Omni CMS is only available to USU employees (full-time, part-time, or student) who have editing responsibility for an Omni CMS website. If you do not fall into this category you will not be able to access the Online Training through the USU Learning System. For non-employee access, see resources for non-USU personnel in Omni CMS.

To help new content managers get familiar with Omni CMS, they are required to take the online training through the USU Learning System. (A captioned version of the training videos are also available although a short quiz at the end of the training inside the USU Learning System will still be required.) Your hiring paperwork needs to be complete, and you need to have an active @usu.edu email; you can check your email settings in Banner. Please note that you will need to access this using Chrome or Safari, not with Firefox.  If you experience any problems accessing the training, please contact itweb@usu.edu.

Access Online Training

 
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In-Person Training

Once you've completed the online training, the next step is to meet with a member of the IT Web Team or your college webmaster to answer any specific questions and review the available resources for content managers. To set that up a training with the IT Web Team, schedule your appointment online, or the content manager can email itweb@usu.edu or call (435) 797-8551 to make those arrangements.

At the completion of In-Person training, your Omni CMS account will be created, your editing privileges will be unlocked an you can edit your website.

Schedule In-Person Training

Post Training

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Review Site Structure Guidelines

After becoming a content manager, it is important to review USU site structure guidelines. USU websites follow a template to maintain a uniform look across various departments, programs, and colleges. Site structure guidelines include configuration of key parts of a site such as the header, top navigation, and footer.

 
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Select a Page Layout

After configuring the site structure, create new pages by first selecting a page layout. These page layouts have been developed and approved by University Marketing and Communications (UMAC) and provide a unified look across university websites.

 
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Add Content Options

Adding content to a page is the final step in editing a website. Several examples of how to add content to a page have been provided for content managers. Additional help for adding website content is available by contacting the IT Web Team or by exploring Omni CMS resources.

 
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Continuing Education

As a member of the USU Web Community, you have many opportunities for continuing education. You are invited to participate in the annual USU Web Conference (held in May), and any of the group trainings offered throughout the year.

We also offer an on-line refresher course for those who are returning to active editing of Omni CMS websites and need their access reinstated.

As always, you can reach out to the IT Web Team at any time to get guidance on web page design, effectively using available resources, and any other questions that you have.