Cascade CMS: Web Editor
Cascade is an online content management system (CMS) that enables approved users to design and maintain their Valdosta State University departmental webpages. It is also the CMS that Web Services uses to maintain the overall university website, including the home page, colleges' splash pages, the campus directory, and more.
Cascade uses a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editor; so you don't need to know HTML coding to use it. It's accessible from any computer with an internet access and no special software is required.
Learn More about Cascade
NEW USERS: To gain editing rights to your departmental site, you must first attend a Cascade Basic Training. Typically, at least one session is offered each month. Experienced Cascade users are welcome to attend trainings as refresher courses any time.
Once you have successfully completed training, Web Services will create your account based on the information you provide:
- Name and Username
- Department, Division, or College site
- Publisher or Author Rights - What's the difference?
An Author and a Publisher can create and edit content. However, those who have Author rights cannot directly publish content without generating a Workflow. A Publisher must first review and approve the content generated by the Author before it can be published (go live). A Publisher can also bypass the 'Start Workflow' prompt and approve his/her own work.
LOG IN TO CASCADE
Cascade CMS is available from any computer with internet access.
- Open your preferred web browser (reference Supported Browsers)
- Navigate to https://link.valdosta.edu
- Enter your VSU Username only and Password, click Login
Tip: A link to Cascade CMS is also listed on the MyVSU login screen below the Sign In button.
Supported Web Browsers:
Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer 11
Mozilla Firefox 45+
Read the Cascade 8 How-to Guide
Watch Recorded Hannon Hill Webinar |1hr 49m
In-House End-User Training
In collaboration with Employee & Organizational Development, we offer training sessions to help you effectively use the technologies available at VSU. Classes are free to VSU employees, including student employees and graduate assistants.
Register for workshops at: www.valdosta.edu/training
15 participants max; 3 participants minimum to conduct training; otherwise canceled one day prior.
Dates, times, and location subject to change.
Additional training may be offered throughout the semester.
Sessions can be in-person or via Teams, particularly if no room is available or conditions warrant.
CASCADE PART 1
Location: Odum 2633
The Cascade Basic class is required for those who are assigned to edit their departmental web site. This training can also serve as a 'refresher' for those who already have access. Training topics include:
Login, Dashboard, Sites, Asset Tree
Create, Edit, Publish, Live, Unpublish, Delete
Assets: Pages, Images, Files, Folders
My Content: Recent, Drafts, Locks, Workflows
- April 12th, 9 am - 11:30 am
- April 25th, 2:30 pm - 5 pm (Odum 3270)
CASCADE PART 2 (Optional)
Location: Odum 2633
This optional training picks up where Cascade Basic left off and introduces web editing features such as: embedded video, _info page, modules, forms, and more. The training is intended for those who already have rights to edit their college or departmental website. Prerequisite: Cascade Basic.
- April 13th, 9 am - 11 am
- April 26th, 3 pm - 5 pm
MODERN INTERFACE: a new look with larger fonts, a new color scheme, and a different layout
- To resize the preview: Drag the divider between the preview and the edit screen.
- To hide the preview: Click Hide Edit Preview.
- To hide the edit screen: Click Preview Draft to view a full-page version of the preview.
HannonHill Instruction Video (No audio):
SUCCESS MESSAGES: notifications that an action was completed successfully now appear at the bottom of the screen instead of at the top.
Division of Information Technology
- 1500 N. Patterson St. Valdosta, Georgia 31698
1500 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31698
- Solutions Center
- Phone: 229.245.4357
- Fax: 229.245.4349
VSU Solutions Center
Eastern Standard Times
Mon-Thurs: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 5 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 3 pm