Ohio University

CommonSpot CMS

The Web CMS provides an easy-to-use interface that allows users to author, administer, and manage web pages without requiring the user to have extensive knowledge of web markup and programming languages. Note: A project currently is under way to replace CommonSpot with a new Web CMS and new development in CommonSpot is no longer available.



  • Simple content updates without the need to know how to code
  • Template-based designs provide consistent websites that adhere to OHIO brand standards
  • Ability to change images, upload documents, manage navigation and more
  • Access can be managed/delegated to allow one or more individuals to edit specific pages or content.


This service is available to faculty and staff. Web CMS websites must be sponsored by a permanent faculty or staff member with budgetary authority, and that person agrees to take responsibility for the content and oversight of that website. This service is not available for course materials, personal use such as a personal portfolio of work, or a personal website. This service is not available to students or student organizations.

How to request