Publishing on the University Website
- Who can publish or edit the website:
A limited number of individuals are allowed to edit and update their website information. A department head or business office head must request that someone in their group be set up with publishing access. Make that request to
- How to get publisher training:
Training sessions will be held periodically. Contact
firstname.lastname@example.org to request training. If a session is not scheduled in the immediate future, we will work with you individually
- Where and how to log-in:
To make changes to the website, log in to:
http://cmslogin.sdsmt.edu. You must be connected to the university network.
- Website Syncing:
Publishers work in our staging area. Work on staging gets published to the live site once a day at the end of the day. Check
ektron-stage.sdsmt.edu (must be on the network - either connected or vpn'd in) to see what your changes look like before they go live.
- If you have trouble and need immediate help:
Marsha Ahrenkiel (394-1738) or
Vickie Bender (394-1299)
Reference/Training Materials (documents or videos below)
Publishing on the SD Mines Website - Ektron Instructions (.pdf)
Classes "Cheat Sheet" for Ektron Publishers (.pdf)
Adding a Calendar Event (.pdf)
Editing the Faculty & Staff page (for Academic Departments) (.pdf)
Web Standards & Style Guide (.pdf)
How to Videos:
* The following videos were created using the old Ektron CMS400 editor. As of July 2015, the SD Mines website uses the Aloha editor. Most of the process remains the same or with very small differences, so the how to's below should still be useful.
Edit a Page:
Add Link, Quicklink, Hyperlink, Files and Images:*
*As of October, 2013, please do not add documents to the library. Add them instead through the DMS (Document Management System). See the videos below for adding documents and linking to them. You will still add hyperlinks and images to the library.
*As of July 2015, quicklinks, hyperlinks, files and images are added through the library button on the insert tab of the new Aloha editor. The overall process remains roughly the same.
Add and Position an Image:
Work with Metadata:
Add a CTA and Add to Page:
Add a Calendar Event:
Size and Compress Images:
Upload a Document to the DMS (Document Management System):
Link to a Document in the DMS: