Managing a Large Number of Editors Using Cascade Server
Managing a site with more than one or two editors can be challenging for anyone, and when your editors are not very web savvy it can sometimes even be downright difficult. In the College of Sciences and Mathematics at Auburn University, we have a dozen departmental editors, as well as around 100 faculty who have access to their personal pages through Cascade. In this presentation, you will see what we have done to make sure our editors, as well as our faculty, have what they need to keep their pages updated. This includes how we provide training and support, how we make the process of editing as simple as possible, and how we ensure our editors can manage their web pages, while at the same time limiting access to pages they do not need. In this presentation I will focus a good bit of time on how I provide support and "training" for our editors along with some of the things I do to make editing easier for them. I have always thought I would rather something be harder on my end if it makes it easier for our editors, and I hope to showcase that mindset. I will also talk about how I organize our permissions using groups and such.
Multimedia Specialist III
Phillip Coxwell has been with Auburn University for over 10 years in variety of different positions, but he currently finds himself as the Webmaster for the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM). He has used Cascade since COSAM first started with it in 2009, and tries to convince every one else to use it as well. Phillip lives in Auburn with his wife Hilary and their two dogs Abbie and Ellie.