Cascade Server by Hannon Hill is the content management system (CMS) used to maintain most Brandeis websites. The Office of Digital Communications offers in-person training, online documentation and as-needed support to web editors using the standard university website templates.

Help Starts Here

Browse the help topics, use the search feature, or scan the A-Z Help page. These will cover your basic tasks as well as many of the advanced ones.

Getting Started

Here you’ll find the basics of logging in and using the CMS. Your responsive and accessible website awaits you. Topics include logging in to the CMS, finding your site, and using the WYSIWYG editor.

Go to the Getting Started section

Building and Editing

As a web editor, you’ll spend most of your time editing existing pages and creating new pages. Step-by-step instructions for just about every editing scenario are included in this section — everything from creating a new page to using accordions. You'll also find samples pages representing every content type available to you.

Go to the Building and Editing Section


Brandeis University is committed to providing information on the web that is available to all people, regardless of physical or developmental abilities or impairments. With that in mind, we have developed tools and resources to help you make your web content accessible.

Go to the Accessibility section

Best Practices

We’ve compiled these best practices to help you navigate the sometimes confusing waters for your website. 

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CMS Tips

Get insider tips about how to effectively and efficiently use Cascade CMS. This section addresses many of the common questions we receive from web editors.

Go to the CMS Tips section