Website Training and Instructions

Cascade Server

Cascade Server is the content management system (CMS) used by Miami University to ensure brand consistency and web accessibility and to help web editors across campus update their websites.

These pages provide step-by-step instructions for web page creation and editing in Cascade. The intended audience is anyone that has been designated as the web editor for their office. There are also sample pages for ideas of what your page layouts can look like. Use our Self-Service Tools to learn more about Formstack, email marketing, and other marketing tools.

View All Web Team Service Request Forms

Using the correct form ensures that your request will be completed in the quickest time possible.

Extra Help

Send all questions or requests for live page publishing to your divisional editor (if you have one) or to the web team at

For additional training assistance, you can schedule a video session by contacting

If you have completed all training and have been working in Cascade long enough to feel comfortable, you can request access to publish to the live server.

Online Training

We created these courses to provide you with the tools you need to understand how to create the best content possible so that your website can help you fulfill the marketing goals of your office or department.

We hope to save you time and frustration by allowing you to work through the modules at your own pace and have a permanent resource for reviewing the steps. If you are looking for instructions that you don't find here, or if you have questions about the instructions or processes, contact

Understanding Cascade Server CMS and how to create a basic universal page is the starting point in the web training.

Learn how to download images from PhotoShelter and edit them using a free web-based software called Pixlr.

Image Size Recommendations

This training provides instruction on creating the modular pieces of content added to your website.
This training provides instruction for creating news articles in Cascade. Articles can be shared across departments and divisions.

Miami offers several tools for creating different types of web forms so you can collect information from your audiences.

The University events calendar is powered by Localist and aggregates events from multiple business systems including 25Live, EMS, TheHUB, and more to present one cohesive calendar.

All videos must be closed-captioned for accessibility. Some videos may need to be audio-described.
Cascade web editors can utilize the built-in Google Analytics to make strategic marketing plans for their website.