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Three options for using Cascade Server

Manage a website using a brand-aligned framework developed by the MSU Web Team

Websites created using the framework will feature the official MSU brand look and will include functionality that enables non-technical users to create, edit, publish, and unpublish content. There is no cost to you for setup and configuration of a website using the framework, which is subsidized by the MSU Web Team.

Please note that projects requiring significant additional resources, consultation, or development service may be converted to a custom project—in consultation with your team—and be subject to development costs.

Features and functionality include the ability to:

  • Create new pages using a standard two-column or full-width layout.
  • Create content-specific pages for staff or news/announcements.
  • Include one or more call-out boxes in the right column of each page.
  • Include a photo banner throughout the site or on a page-by-page basis.
  • Display a site-wide call-out box below the primary navigation.
  • Include links in the utility navigation bar located in the footer.

Framework training required:

  • Content Manager (Contributing and Publishing) - 2 hour course - $67/participant
  • Cascade Global Site Administrator - 3 hour course - $87/participant

Develop a custom website with the MSU Web Team

The MSU Web Team is available to work with you to create a custom website that can be managed using Cascade Server. These custom websites may be based on the MSU Web Team-provided website framework, adding new or custom features/functionality or layout options, or be tailored specifically to fulfill your online communication or service needs. Custom websites require detailed conversations, identification of specific goals, andidentification of desired site functionality. A cost estimate will be provided for each custom website project.

Custom website training required:

  • Content Manager (Contributing and Publishing) - 2 hour course - $67/participant
  • Cascade Global Site Administrator - 3 hour course - $87/participant

Independently develop a website using Cascade Server

Developers may create their own websites in Cascade Server, tailored to the specific needs of their units. Independent developers will implement websites using highly customized layouts, workflows, and CMS features and functionality. Please contact the MSU Web Team if you are interested in using Cascade Server independently.
Email: cascade@cabs.msu.edu or Telephone: (517) 355-7505

Independent developer training required:

  • Content Manager (Contributing and Publishing) - 2 hour course - $67/participant
  • Cascade Global Site Administrator - 3 hour course - $87/participant
  • Cascade Site Developer - 2 day course - please contact the MSU Web Team for costs. Email: cascade@cabs.msu.edu or Telephone: (517) 355-7505

Start Using Cascade Server

Submit a request to the MSU Web Team to use Cascade Server.
Email: cascade@cabs.msu.edu
Telephone: (517) 355-7505

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 training 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.

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