Overview of Cascade CMS 8 Dashboard with zeta site selected

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Need Help?

Email cmshelp@brandeis.edu.

What is a CMS?

The content management system, or CMS, is a web-based application that provides a central place for website creation and editing. It has many technical benefits and provides a WYSIWYG (what-you-see-is-what-you-get) editing interface.

What's New in Cascade 8?

Cascade 8 introduces a redesigned and reorganized user interface with a modern look and feel. In addition to an updated appearance, some of the things you do in the system are changing. See what's new in Cascade 8.

Web Accessibility

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.

Visit the Web Accessibility Website


Sign up for CMS training

The Brandeis content management system (CMS) was upgraded to Cascade 8 in February. The printed/PDF version of the CMS User Guide for the zeta templates has been replaced with this Zeta User Guide website.

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.

Getting Started

Best Practices

Building and Editing: Basics

Building and Editing: Advanced

Frequently Asked Questions