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Cascade Server is the new content management system (CMS) used by Miami University to help web editors across campus easily update their websites. The campus-wide migration project is being rolled out in phases. You will be notified when your department or office is scheduled to be migrated to the new system. You can sign up for training after your department has been scheduled for migration. In the meantime, you can get your current site ready for migration and learn more about the CMS.

These pages provide an overview of the basics for web page creation and editing as well as referencing existing external components for these page types using the Cascade Server CMS for Miami University's website located at http://miamioh.edu.

  • View Sample Pages--View a variety sample pages with widgets so that you can get some ideas of what might work for your web site.
  • Create New Pages--Review step by step instructions for creating a department homepage and universal pages and the special features available.
  • Create New Widgets--Review step by step instructions for creating each of the different types of widgets.  Widgets must be created before they can be added to any page.
  • Manage your Navigation
  • Format your Content
  • Create and Modify Images

Send your questions or requests for page publishing to the web team at webmaster@MiamiOH.edu.

Quick Tips

For more in-depth instructions in any area, explore the other web management support topics.

Logging in

Use the Firefox browser for best results.

To log in to the new instance of Cascade, access https://cms.miamioh.edu via the URL text field.

To log in to the old instance of Cascade, access http://cms.muohio.edu.

Logging In

Use your Miami Unique ID and password to log in.

Choose the correct site from the drop down list for your area:

Logging in

Behind the Scenes

Update Default Setting for Unpublishing:

Under My Settings:

  • Check box for "Unpublish on Move/Delete"
  • Click Submit to Save

Following Naming Conventions

System Names are always lower-case, using hyphens to seperate words, with no punctuation or special characters.

Be sure to assign meaningful, descriptive names to all folders and files

Copying Content

Do not copy directly from Word. Copy your text into a simple text editor before pasting into the CMS.

Uploading Images and Files

Do not fill out any fields, just browse for the file and click Submit at the bottom of the page.

Publishing

Pages are not "live" until they are published to the staging server. The stagingtest server is for you to view your pages before they go live.

Organizing Your Assets

Locate your office/department folder in the asset tree:

Images and documents are stored in the

Editing an Existing Page

Open the page and click on the Edit tab. Use the WYSIWIG or HTML editor. Don't forget to Submit the completed page.

Making New Items (pages, widgets, images, documents, folders)

Adding a New Page

Adding a new page

More information on creating pages

Creating Widgets

Widgets must be created before being added to your web page. Widgets must be published separately. You can use a widget multiple times in different pages after it has been created.

Creating widgets

More information on creating widgets

Uploading Images

First, images must be sized appropriately for the web. You can download images from WebDAM at miamiOH.edu/webdam.

To upload an image, go to New > Default > Image

Do not complete any fields.

Scroll to the bottom.

Click Browse, locate the image.

Click Submit.

More information on creating images

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Locations
Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

    Printable Floor Plan
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

    Printable Campus Map
    Directions

    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency