CMS Access Update

Thank you for your patience the last two weeks as we transitioned to the new Radford.edu website this morning.

We wanted to provide an update about the content management system (CMS). Users are now able to access the CMS at https://author.radford.edu

You may need to type the URL into your browser. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox.

We also wanted all users to know that in order to maintain consistency across the entire web presence, it was decided and communicated to administration this summer that Web Strategy and Interactive Media will review changes to all department homepages (college, academic and administrative) through a process called a workflow, in the CMS, before they are activated. However, this workflow has not yet been implemented. Until that process is in place, we ask that you do not activate your department homepage without first consulting your liaison in Web Strategy and Interactive Media.  This is especially important when changing the large banner image (also called a hero image) of your new homepage.  Please note: You may make edits and activate other pages within your respective website.

The new banner image was designed to be the focal point of homepages, to offer large, engaging imagery and effectively convey the university’s story with the public as well as attract new students to Radford University. As you know, the new website is fully responsive, and as such, please be aware that hero images should scale to fit not only a desktop computer, but tablets and mobile phones; this is why we hope that you will reach out to Web Strategy and Interactive Media to help ensure you are selecting the best imagery for your homepage.

Thanks again for your patience.

Sep 28, 2015
Meghan Williams
540-831-7678
iwilliams@radford.edu