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OU Department of Web Communications

Content Management System (CMS)

There are many ways to create a website under the domain, but all sites must be built following the OU Web Guidelines.

The campus-wide content management system (CMS) allows users without technical knowledge to manage, update and maintain a website. The system is called Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and is managed by Web Communications, Marketing and New Media.

Building or migrating a site into AEM is a process that must be initiated by contacting Web Communications, Marketing and New Media. For more information about the content management system (CMS), please contact CMS Help.

Website How To

Project Commencement

To begin the process, we will host a meeting in Web Communications to discuss your site needs. Following the meeting, we will ask that you complete three online forms; a migration agreement, a creative brief and an Information Architecture (IA) document. The CMS Migrations Manager will then begin the process of building your site, based on the design choice you have made of one of our existing templates.

Content and Information Architecture Development Kickoff

The CMS Migrations Manager will work with you on a weekly basis to develop your site’s structure, refine existing content and develop new content. [ Duration: 2 - 16 weeks ]

Web Communications Content Review

Once the client has completed the website, the Web Communications department will conduct a review to assure the content is displaying correctly and meets OU Web Guidelines. [ Duration: 2 weeks ]


After the site is signed off on by both parties, Web Communications will schedule a go-live date for your site. Go-lives take place on Thursday afternoons at 3pm.