The UH Web Site uses a Content Management System (CMS) called Cascade CMS, which is maintained by Web Technologies' CMS Team, a part of Technology Services and Support within UIT. UH Marketing and Branding develop the designs and templates that are used within the Cascade CMS to establish and support a shared look, feel, and functionality for University of Houston websites.
Trainings on how to access and use the CMS (CMS Basics Training) are offered on a monthly basis. Individuals are eligible to be set up as Cascade Users after the completion of one Basics training session. New trainees should provide their MyUH/employee peoplesoft ID at least 1 business day before the training. To be included on the rolling invite list, please contact either Robert Birkline or Patty Schwerin. Individuals will be kept on the rolling invite list for a calendar year, or until training needs have been otherwise addressed.
NOTE: CMS Basics training sessions are being offered via Office365 - Microsoft Teams (or other UH-based tele-solutions) until further notice. For more information on Teams please see the UIT site's Teams pages.
Please inquire about the next CMS Basics training.
Two sessions are currently scheduled:
- Session A: Wednesday December 8, 2021 - 1pm–5pm
- Session B: Wednesday January 12, 2022 - 1pm–5pm
For Cascade CMS or Cascade CMS training questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also: General information about the CMS Training - What to Expect; Scheduling...
For more information and to request support
To get more information about using or gaining access to the UH CMS, and/or to request support:
Contact the Web Technologies CMS Team
Robert Birkline, Mgr, Web Technology
Ryan Reynolds, Cascade CMS Application Administrator
Patty Schwerin, Cascade CMS User Training, and CMS Sites support
Dominic Johnson, Web Technologies Quality Assurance
Contact the Web Marketing Team
UH Website design & development, and CMS Sites support
Meet the Web Marketing Team - See: Online Marketing And User Experience
CMS & Web Site Resources
University of Houston Web Accessibility Standards
Web Marketing Team CMS pages
CMS Team How To pages
Some Known Issues
UH Marketing Guidelines and Policies
Learn more about webpage languages, scripts, code, etc. - w3schools
or login to AccessUH to find web-related training through LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com).
The UH Cascade CMS was updated to version 8.15.1 on June 12, 2020.
Hannon Hill and Cascade CMS
The Cascade Content Management System used at the University of Houston was authored by Hannon Hill. Peruse Hannon Hill's Cascade CMS Information:
The University of Houston's Cascade Server application was updated from version 7.14.2 ("Cascade Server") to version 8.3 ("Cascade CMS") on Friday March 24, 2017, with significant interface changes. For UH Users' reference, some v.7 notes as well as a chart mapping v.7 features to v.8 features can be found on this UIT Infotech site. See also: Hannon Hill's historical and fundamentals Cascade knowledge base.