Category Archives: Cascade

How to Create a Card Layout

A Card Layout is an excellent way to organize multiple longform content pieces into smaller, bite-sized sections. For instance, if you have a list of articles, you can use a card layout to better organize and summarize them, complemented by … Continue reading

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A-Z from Building a New Cascade Site to Client Communication

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: … Continue reading

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How to Process a Cascade Help Request and Train the Chatbot

As STAs, we have all completed our Cascade and Web Editor training, but staff and faculty members do not have those formal training. So, when staff and faculty members have questions while editing their sites, they would submit a help … Continue reading

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Cascade Help Request Email Templates

Template for Requests with Existing Documentation Dear [INSERT CLIENT NAME], My name is [INSERT YOUR NAME] and I am an STA here at LAITS. I will be providing you assistance with your Cascade help request. In order to [INSERT CLIENT … Continue reading

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How to Process a Cascade Banner Change Request

Banner change is a web support service that is often requested by clients at LAITS. Sometimes you are provided with a ready-to-use banner, sometimes the client might ask you to design a new banner. This tutorial will cover how to … Continue reading

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URLS TO HELP STAs with la-web-support help requests

HARVEST Design: CoLA Tasks, Cascade Web-Updates https://laitsonlinecourses.harvestapp.com/ CLIENT COMMUNICATION: ALWAYS cc: la-web-support-request@utlists.utexas.edu  CASCADE (Content manged site interface): http://cms.la.utexas.edu/ WEB EDITOR (Database) https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/_db/ HOW TO FIND EIDs https://utdirect.utexas.edu/webapps/eidlisting/ —Look for existing help documentation to answer the request: COLA HELP GUIDES https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/web-admin-help/index.php or STA KB … Continue reading

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Basic Training: How to Create a Custom Layout and Buttons

   The purpose of these instructions is to show you how to create buttons within the cascade site by editing the code. Make sure that the edits you make are still related to the theme you have been using so … Continue reading

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Creating New Documentation for Faculty and Staff

The COLA Help Guides provide detailed instructions on how to use both Cascade CMS and the COLA Web Editor. The audience for these guides is COLA faculty and staff who use these tools to manage their sites, so keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Assume a User’s Identity in Cascade

Log in to Cascade CMS: Either 1) Use the Search Bar Search for a user in the top-right search bar. Select their user profile. In the user profile, click on the …More button, then Assume Identity.   Or 2) Go … Continue reading

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Update the Lockup and Logo

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Cascade Overview

Use command + f to search this page for quick information, or look through the STA Training Table of Contents to find specific guides on how to use Cascade. Users, Groups, Roles Users Find a user: Administration >  Users or … Continue reading

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Basic Training: How to Build a Test Site in Cascade – Part Two

   STAs, use the HTML editor in the body of your Cascade site editing page to create advanced features, such as displaying information within a table. This exercise is designed to prepare you teach a client how to make 3 different kinds … Continue reading

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Basic Training: How to Build a Test Site in Cascade – Part One

STAs, learn how to populate the content in a Cascade site, and how to use the COLA Web Editor for news, events and faculty/staff photo IDs! The purpose for this practice is to familiarize yourself with components of Cascade. This … Continue reading

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Giving Administrative Access to STA’s for Cascade

If you need to give administrative access to STA’s, first click on the menu icon in the top right hand corner and then click on “Administration.” Then click on “Users.” Then click on “Add User” in the top right. In … Continue reading

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Creating A New UNIT Site in Cascade

Important Information: Follow these instructions when you need to set up a new site for a client. None of these steps require deleting anything, so keep that in mind while going through the instructions. Make sure you have ADMIN ACCESS … Continue reading

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Cascade Site Set Request

I. New Cascade Site Creation Client Lead: XXXXXX Containing Folder: XXXXXX Site URL Ending: XXXXXX Site Name: XXXXXX Web Presence Template: Standard Targeted 960Standard 960Targeted >> Instructions for Cascade Site Creation II. Create Administrators Name: XXXXXX EID: XXXXXX Email: XXXXXX COLA DB: Student Admin or Staff Admin … Continue reading

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Basic Training: How to Add Pull Quotes to Text

How to create a fancy Pull Quote in Cascade You can add a pull quote style to a snippet of content that needs to stand out from its surroundings to grab the reader’s attention. Step 1: HTML Edit Cascade CMS … Continue reading

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Cascade CMS: Creating a New User Account

This is a step by step tutorial on how to give site access to new users within the Cascade CMS. The information for each client will be given to you by admins via this form: https://www.utexas.edu/cola/access/ Some preliminary things you … Continue reading

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COLA Homepage Video Podcast Update

How to upload videos and images for the video podcast section of COLA homepage through Cascade. Note that these steps are specific to updating JW Players versus Youtube Embedded Videos. You will be working with the ‘HTML Source Editor” function … Continue reading

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Cascade Tutorial Checklist

The following is a checklist of items that should be covered when you are giving a tutorial. Logging In Structure of Cascade Organization – folders Navigation Tabs – View, Edit, Publish Integration with DB – Office, people, news, events, courses … Continue reading

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Cascade: Images In Body Text – CSS Styling

Aligning and sizing images within the body content of cascade pages can be trciky. However, there are some simple class decorations that simplify this process. Edit Cascade CMS content via the “HTML View” in order to stylize the body images. … Continue reading

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