IT Self-Help: Methods for Accessing a CCSU Web Site for Editing|
Method 1: Finalsite Content Management System (CMS)
The University has converted its main web site and several departmental web sites to the Finalsite Content Management System (CMS). There are many benefits to converting a web site to Finalsite, including a simple, web-based Word-like page editor; better control over edit rights; and built-in photo and multimedia capabilities. For more information about Finalsite and to have your web site converted, visit the Finalsite CMS FAQ.
If your web site has been converted to Finalsite, use these instructiions to access and edit your site:
- Open your web browser and navigate to the Finalsite Site Administration page at https://www.ccsu.edu/admin.cfm.
- Enter the username and the password that was provided to you, then click on Login. If you forgot your password, click on the "Forgot your username/password?" link located on the Administration page. Please note that the IT Help Desk cannot reset your Finalsite password.
- Your dashboard will be displayed. Click on the Page Manager tab to access and edit your web pages.
Method 2: SFTP Publishing for Campus-Hosted CCSU Web Sites
This method works from both on campus and off campus.
SFTP allows you to access and update a campus-hosted CCSU web site (one that has not been converted to the Finalsite Content Management System) using web editing programs, such as Adobe Dreamweaver or Microsoft Expression Web. Each program will have a specific method for connecting to a web site, but all will ask you for the hostname or SFTP address of the web server, which is publish.ccsu.edu. Your SFTP login and password is your BlueNet Account information.
The IT Department supports Microsoft Expression Web and Adobe Dreamweaver for editing a campus-hosted CCSU web site (one that has not been converted to Finalsite). We have a site license for Adobe Dreamweaver, which allows us to install the software on any CCSU-owned computer. We have a limited number of licenses available to install Microsoft Expression Web on CCSU-owned computers. To have either program installed on your CCSU-owned computer, please contact the IT Help Desk at x21720 (you will need to be on campus and at your computer to have either of these programs installed). We also have home use rights for Adobe Dreamweaver - click here for more information.
Instructions for Editing a Campus-Hosted CCSU Web Site:
Microsoft Expression Web