Ohio University

Web

UCM centrally oversees the entire web presence of Ohio University. From content and design to development and analytics, our team collaborates with units across the university to keep all OHIO web pages on brand, accessible, and accurate. We strive for the best experience possible for our various user groups.

 

Typical Projects and Timelines

  • Web edits | 1 week
  • New web pages or websites | 4-12 weeks
  • Web page redesigns |  4-6 weeks
  • User experience evaluations | 2-6 weeks
  • Google Analytics reports  | 1 week
  • Internal search result adjustment  | 1 week
  • News feed assistance  | 2 weeks
  • New web element designs  | 5 weeks
  • Custom front-end development  | 5 weeks
  • Drupal/WebCMS training  | 90 minutes
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Drupal Web Content Management Sytem

Ohio University websites are managed through the content management system Drupal. 

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What content management system does Ohio University use?

Ohio University adopted Drupal in 2019 with the goal of migrating all sites by early 2020. 

Why Drupal?

Drupal is a free, open-source web content management framework web content management system that is easy to use and scalable. Drupal provides a back-end framework for at least 2.3% of all websites worldwide – ranging from personal blogs to corporate, political, and government sites.

After conducting a review of several systems, the Web Services team decided to move forward with Drupal hosted on the Acquia Cloud Platform based on the following criteria:

  • Security
  • Architecture
  • Maintenance
  • Ability for staff to manage and update content
  • Ease of migration
  • Experience with Higher Education Institution

Drupal provides the following benefits to the University: 

  • Standardized web presence on a common tool
  • Centrally managed and supported websites
  • Cost savings on licensing and hardware for departments and colleges
  • Non-IT and non-UCM staff can manage content
  • Increased functionality and easier reuse of content across our websites
What if I still have web content that resides outside of Drupal?

If your website or content resides on a content management system other than Drupal, please submit a request form to initiate an evaluation with UCM on how best to migrate your site and/or content.

How can I find out who manages content on a certain site within the Ohio University website?

Due to the size of Ohio University's website and the importance of keeping it up to date, there are hundreds web contributors campus-wide in charge of managing online content for their college or department.

UCM maintains a web manager directory to locate primary contributors for each area.

How do I get access to edit Ohio University websites?

Drupal access is granted as part of a required basic training session called "Drupal Basic Training" that covers these topics:

  • System orientation
  • Understanding content types
  • Using text-editing toolbar
  • Uploading images
  • Best practices
  • Finding help

Sign up for Drupal Basic Training

How do I log into Drupal to edit Ohio University websites?

Only those who have been granted access will be able to log into Drupal with their OHIO ID. 

Drupal / WebCMS login

What should I do if my request involves several different service areas?

Fill out our request form and select "combination" as your request type. Please give us as much detail as possible. We will schedule a kick-off meeting to get all the details we need. 

Who can I reach out to for questions about this service?

Gabrielle Johnston 
Marketing Services Manager
johnstog@ohio.edu
740.597.1859

Web Staff

Donna Gallo
Donna Gallo
Director, Digital Content
Lindley Hall S110
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Emily Baxstrom
Web and Digital Content Specialist
Lindley Hall
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Halie Best
Interim Associate Director of Web Content and Strategy
Zoe Graham
Zoe Graham
SEO/Marketing Analytics Specialist
Lindley Hall
Jody Grenert
Jody Grenert
Web Support Specialist
Lindley Hall
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Haley Hopper
Web Designer/Developer
Lindley Hall
Brandon Logan
Brandon Logan
Front End Web Developer
Lindley Hall S144
Kailee Slusser
Kailee Slusser
Web and Digital Content Specialist