Help Starts Here

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

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. This section covers everything from creating a new page and submitting an asset to how to use accordions.

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 tips to help you navigate the sometimes confusing waters for your website. 

Go to the Best Practices section

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to FAQ about how to effectively and efficiently use Cascade CMS.

Go to the FAQ section