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Open Thread Wednesday: Your Campus Content Management System

You might already know what a content management system (or CMS) is. If not, to quote Wikipedia (which, as we all know, is never wrong), “[a] Content Management System (CMS) is a computer program that allows publishing, editing and modifying content as well as maintenance from a central interface. Such systems of content management provide procedures to manage workflow in a collaborative environment.”

For this week’s open thread, we’d like to hear which CMS (or CMSes) are being used on your campus (There are many to choose from, of course) and what your experience has been, whether positive or negative:

  • How much input did faculty, staff, or students have over the choice of campus CMS?
  • Does your office or department site run on a different CMS than your university’s?
  • How much control do you have over what goes on your department office or department site?
  • Are you happy with the CMS you’re told to use?
  • What features do you like the best?
  • What features do you like the least?
  • What do you wish you could do with your CMS that you currently can’t?
  • If you could switch to a specific, different CMS, what would it be and why?

Please use the comments to share your thoughts in response to these questions. Thanks!

[Creative Commons-licensed flickr photo by Quinn Dombrowski]

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