Content Management Web Pages


ISU Extension is using the Microsoft Content Management System (CMS) to manage content on many of the web sites including the county sites, Extension News, Extension homepage and many more.

 

Missing your Editing Toolbar?

If your editing toolbar is missing from your screen, a Google (or Yahoo) toolbar may be the culprit!  The Google and Yahoo toolbar interferes with the CMS editing toolbar.  To make your CMS editing toolbar to reappear, login into your computer as administrator and remove the Google toolbar.  Once it's removed, logoff as administrator and login as yourself.  The CMS editing toolbar should appear for you when you edit a CMS page on your site.

Video and Audio

Adding Video and Audio to Your County CMS Site
Creating an account on Vimeo video service

Video - Shooting and Editing a Video (slideshare)


Open and Close Windows Movie Files for Videos

These files are to add to the beginning and end of your videos to add an ISU Extension identity.  The files are in a .wmv format and compressed into a zip file for downloading. 

Open and Close for Window Movie Maker files

Recordings

Note:  The recording indicates a different video aspect ratio than we suggest you use.  The correct aspect ratio is 640x360 with SD quality.

Download:  Windows Live Movie Maker 2011
 

County CMS Training

Hands-on training for the County CMS Web Page system is held several times a year on the ISU Campus in the EIT computer lab.  Announcements are sent out to county and area staff when a date is scheduled.  If you have any questions please contact Jeanne Wiebke (jwiebke@iastate.edu)

 

County CMS Handouts and Presentations


Using the County CMS Program (pdf file)

 

Using MS PowerPoint Photo Album and Adobe Acrobat to publish photos to the CMS pages.

Many counties want to publish to their web site photos of local events, such as County Fair. The current CMS system does not have an excellent photo gallery option. Creating a Photo Album in PowerPoint and then using Adobe Acrobat to PDF the photo album allows for up to 40 photos to be published to the CMS page (staying under the 5mg upload limit) and still allow clients to look and print the photos. You will need both MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat (to create the PDF) to use this options. Instructions for both MSOffice 2003 and 2007 are available.

County CMS FAQ

 

Campus Corner

This web page provides the capability to share ISU campus information with the residents of Iowa through the ISU Extension network. The initial focus of this web page will be to continue ISU Extension's partnership with ISU Admissions to provide critical resources for potential ISU students and their families.

Information about the Campus Corner page and how to personalize it for your county can be found in this PDF file. -- ISU Campus Corner Information for Counties


Not Using CMS?

For those sites not using the content management system, additional information is available to help you get connected.

Using MS PowerPoint Photo Album and Adobe Acrobat to publish photos to the CMS pages.

Many counties want to publish to their web site photos of local events, such as County Fair. The current CMS system does not have an excellent photo gallery option. Creating a Photo Album in PowerPoint and then using Adobe Acrobat to PDF the photo album allows for up to 40 photos to be published to the CMS page (staying under the 5mg upload limit) and still allow clients to look and print the photos. You will need both MS PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat (to create the PDF) to use this options. Instructions for both MSOffice 2003 and 2007 are available.