- Creating a New **UNIT** Site in Cascade
After receiving a confirmation email from the client with all of the necessary information (site acronym, site admins, site type) to create their site, this will be the first step.
2. Cascade CMS: Creating a New User Account
After a site is already established, this step will go through how to give access to new users to the cascade site. Make sure you have the necessary information (First and Last name, EID, email address, and site group) for the user you will be giving access to.
3. Cascade and COLA Web Editor Account Set Up
If you need to add a new Cascade CMS account or COLA Web Editor account, you will follow these steps.
4. Cascade Banner Change Request
When given a Banner change Request from a client, use these steps to make the necessary changes. The client should provide the new banner to swap out.
5. Cascade Update the Lockup and Logo
When given a Logo change request from a client, use these steps to make the necessary changes. The client should provide the new logo to swap out.
6. Cascade Client Email Template
Once the Cascade site is all set up, follow the template below to notify the client about their account access and editing instructions.
Hello [insert client’s name],
My name is [insert your name] and I am a student technology assistant at LAITS. The [insert department name] site and your access to both the COLA database and Cascade have been set up. Here is the link to your site:
Cascade Content Management System:
Username(case sensitive): UT EID
Password(Please make sure to change the default password once logged in): [insert default password]
Username: UT EID Password: UT EID password
COLA Help Guides:
For more information on how to use Cascade and the Web Editor, please refer to the COLA Help Guides: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/web-admin-help/how-to-use-cascade/how-to-log-in.php.
Please use the Chatbot for help documentation on common questions and issues. The Chatbot is located in the right column of the Web Editor user interface: https://webeditor.la.utexas.edu/
LAITS also provides assistance on adding a Homepage Banner to the Cascade site. There are 3 services provided:
If you already have a Homepage Banner image selected, please provide it in an email and a STA will edit and upload it to the Cascade site. Please refer to the Cascade Help guide link to copy rt. free images: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/web-admin-help/graphics/copy-right-free-images.php
If you don’t already have a Homepage Banner image selected, we can schedule a meeting to discuss Homepage Banner photo selections that can be used for your cascade site.
If you don’t already have a Homepage Banner image selected and you want a Banner to be designed. We can schedule a meeting to discuss Homepage Banner illustration creation, such as a photo collage or an original illustration.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
[insert your name]
LAITS | Student Technology Assistant 2021
The University of Texas at Austin