Web Process

Cascade (Web CMS)

There are more than 200 Wesleyan websites currently maintained by our Web Content Management System (CMS), Cascade.  Beginning in 2009, Wesleyan University migrated all websites under the university domain to the Cascade CMS to offer a sustainable solution for maintenance, updating and training to our decentralized website owners and editors.  

Web Services Staff maintain the CMS and offer web editing training sessions at the beginning of each semester for new users as well as theme-based training for our current web editors. Cascade is a flexible tool that allows our departmental users to continue to edit in a familiar WYSIWYG interface even as we move the website display into a responsive (mobile-friendly) framework.  

Cascade Web Editing Instructions

Web Services provides online Cascade training available 24/7 through documentation and video tutorials. The instructions can be found on our Cascade Documentation blog: http://cascade.blogs.wesleyan.edu/ 

Hands-on basic Cascade training is held each semester, as well as theme-based training for current web editors.  We also use this training time to answer any specific questions you may have about your website.  To be added to the training schedule please send a request through the service support system by going to http://service.wesleyan.edu

The University Web Administrator will be able to provide you with upcoming training dates. 

Website Changes

The university website uses templates to provide a cohesive "look and feel" and consistent navigational experience for our visitors. However, if you would like to request an addition or change in component for your website, such as adding a video component or feed from social media or the university calendar, please submit your inquiry through the Communication's Creative Brief form:  http://www.wesleyan.edu/communications/creativebrief.html 

Report A Web Issue

To report a technical issue with your website, please submit a ticket to — http://service.wesleyan.edu