Website Builder

Important Announcement about Website Builder

Three years ago we launched OU Campus, a content management system for creating and maintaing web pages without having to know any HTML. We have trained hundreds of users including staff, faculty and students to use OU Campus to accomplish their goals ranging from minor content edits to major relaunch. We are currently building new templates and functionality similar to Website Builder inside OU Campus.

Major benefits using OU Campus include: no plugin to download and install, a WYSIWYG editor that works on all modern browsers, auto save, drag & drop, scheduled publish, and integration with social media (Facebook, Twitter & WordPress)

During the winter break we will be migrating all faculty websites (excluding already migrated early adopters) from Website Builder to OU Campus. After migration Website Builder users will receive a welcome email with steps to login and upcoming training session. Web address for faculty websites (example: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/mark.vanselst/ ) will not change, however the new website will use the new SJSU templates. Feel free to check out the side-by-side mock-up of new and old website.  There isn't anything that anyone will need to do on their own as part of the upgrade.  If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Web Services (webservices@sjsu.edu)

Listed below are already migrated early adopters.

 

Timelines & Next Steps

November 12, 2014

OU Campus will be opened up for early adopters withe new templates and functionality. Web Services will migrate early adopters web pages from Website Builder to OU Campus and during training early adopters will launch their new website from OU Campus. Two kick-off sessions are scheduled on 11/12 (10:00 am and 2:00 pm). Interested? Register for the kick-off training session

January 5 - 9, 2015

Web Services will be migrating all faculty websites (excluding already migrated early adopters) from Website Builder to OU Campus. When migration is complete faculty will receive a welcome email with steps to login and upcoming training session. Ongoing training will be provided in collaboration with Center for Faculty Development. Support and technical assistance will be provided by Web Services, IT Services. Sign up for training.

January 12, 2015

Faculty will login via OU Campus to edit their website and Website Builder will be shutdown.  Sign up for training.

 

Website Builder

Website Builder is a simple and user-friendly solution that allows faculty to easily create and maintain a professional and accessible website. Website Builder was launched on March 5, 2009.

  • New accounts for Website Builder are no longer created
  • Starting January 12, 2015 faculty can request an OU Campus account for building their website. If you have any questions contact webservices@sjsu.edu