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Setting Up a New Site in the CMS

All websites created under the ou.edu domain 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.

This is the policy for all websites – even those that are built under an existing site. For example, a new program, etc. within a college or department that already has an existing site MUST STILL initiate a new migration for the new program, etc.

For more information about the CMS, please contact CMS Help.

Migration Process [ 4 - 16 weeks ]

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:

  1. Migration Agreement
  2. Creative Brief
  3. Information Architecture (IA)

The CMS team will then begin the process of building your site and creating appropriate permissions based on the information provided in the three forms mentioned above.

The CMS team will work with you to develop your site’s structure, refine existing content and develop new content.

Once the client has completed the website, the CMS team will conduct a review to assure the content is displaying correctly and meets OU Web Guidelines.

NOTE: Review takes TWO weeks to complete.

After the site is signed off on by both parties, the CMS team will schedule a go-live date for your site.