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Cascade Server Content Management System | Michigan State University

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Creating a professional MSU website just got easier

Academic and administrative MSU web publishers now have access to a web-based tool that makes creating and maintaining an information rich website easier.

What is Cascade Server?

Cascade Server is an enterprise-level web content management system that improves site usability, provides easier and less costly maintenance of websites for university units, and assists with brand integration for Michigan State University websites. Read more to learn about Cascade's features and functionality.

How to begin using Cascade Server

  • Submit a request to the MSU Web Team to use Cascade Server.
  • Meet with the MSU Web Team to review CMS basics and options for using Cascade Server.
  • Choose one of the three options for using Cascade Server.
  • Provide the MSU Web Team with login information for accessing your web hosting environment used to host your website.
  • Attend training sessions that provide instruction for how to access the CMS, manage content, and administer user accounts/system access.
  • Load content, pages, and media into the CMS that will be included in your website.
  • Provide resources for ongoing content maintenance.

Costs for using Cascade Server

Account setup and CMS storage space for up to 20GB of content are provided at no cost and are subsidized by the MSU Web Team.

To use Cascade Server you must register any domain names you intend to use for your website and provide web hosting, and funding for training courses your staff will attend to learn how to use the CMS.

Login to Cascade Server

The recent Cascade Server upgrade to version 7.8.4 has fixed a defect with Internet Explorer 11 compatibility. Feel free to use this version if Internet Explorer is your choice for a browser.

Enroll in Cascade Server Training

Visit the Technology Training Registration & Payment page on tech.msu.edu. Once you have logged in to the EBS Portal, Cascade Server traiing courses may be located in the Course Catalog or by using the Find keyword search with the term 'cascade'. For assistance with registering student employees for Cascade Server training courses, please call (517) 884-3000 or contact IT Services Technology Training.