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Overview

KU provides website solutions to meet the various needs of departments, organizations and individuals. Please select from the following options:

Unit/Department Websites

All official KU units/departments can request a content management system (CMS) website account. Student organizations and individuals are not eligible for CMS accounts. Quota: 10GB

Learn about the CMS

Designed for non-technical users, KU's content management system (CMS) is a software platform that enables users to easily build and maintain websites. The CMS provides KU website managers the capability to create engaging sites regardless of their skill level. The CMS is robust enough to allow experienced web developers to incorporate customized features, but is simple enough for novice users to quickly begin managing a site. Built on the Drupal platform, the CMS helps ensure a better user experience for our stakeholders through more consistent navigation and branding, more dynamic, media-rich content and easier access to the information they need.

Visit the Content Management System (CMS) website for more information, including how to get started, training, How-To’s, site design help and much more.

Visit the KU Web Developer's Toolkit for a complete list of web services offered by KU Web Development & Interface Design.


Class/Course Websites

Course shells are automatically created in Blackboard for every section that exists within Enroll & Pay. Student enrollments, instructor assignments, teaching assistant assignments, added and dropped sections are automatically updated in Blackboard based on information from Enroll & Pay within 24 hours of a change. Additionally, faculty and instructors can request a practice Blackboard course site or non-academic Blackboard sites via the Blackboard Course Creation Request Form. Contact a KU Educational Technologist at itedtech@ku.edu with any questions about Blackboard course sites or what available options would best fit your unique requirements. A cPanel webserver solution is available if Blackboard does not fit your needs.

Visit KU Web Developer's Toolkit for a complete list of web services offered by KU Web Development & Interface Design.

Research & Grant-funded Websites

KU research and grant-funded [organizations] can request a content management system (CMS) website account. Student organizations and individuals are not eligible for CMS accounts. Quota: 10GB

Learn about the CMS

Designed for non-technical users, KU's content management system (CMS) is a software platform that enables users to easily build and maintain websites. The CMS provides KU website managers the capability to create engaging sites regardless of their skill level. The CMS is robust enough to allow experienced web developers to incorporate customized features, but is simple enough for novice users to quickly begin managing a site. Built on the Drupal platform, the CMS helps ensure a better user experience for our stakeholders through more consistent navigation and branding, more dynamic, media-rich content and easier access to the information they need.

Visit the Content Management System (CMS) website for more information, including how to get started, training, How-To’s, site design help and much more.

Visit KU Web Developer's Toolkit for a complete list of web services offered by KU Web Development & Interface Design.


Faculty Websites

KU faculty are eligible for work-related and personal website space on KU's cPanel webserver. Quota: 1GB default, up to 10GB free

Visit KU Web Developer's Toolkit for a complete list of web services offered by KU Web Development & Interface Design.


Student Organization Websites

Student organizations registered with the Student Involvement & Leadership Center are eligible to apply for 200 MB of web hosting space on Rock Chalk Central. Only the registered president of the organization is authorized to request or change the password to the web hosting account. More information about organization web hosting can be requested by contacting orgs@ku.edu.


Personal Websites (on people.ku.edu)

KU faculty, staff, students and approved affiliates are eligible for 50 MB of personal web space on people.ku.edu. Please read the Memorandum of Understanding to become familiar with the terms and conditions associated with using your personal web space. Quota: 50MB


For Web Developers

Web Developer Documentation:

Web developers can find technical resources and a complete list of web services provided by KU IT Web Development & Interface Design at Web Developer's Toolkit.


Web Application Development - Programming & Database Creation:

Available to: Departments, offices and faculty

WDID provides custom programming and database integration for web based applications. The range of services include:

  • PHP programming expertise
  • MySQL databases
  • Custom user and administrative interfaces
  • Customized CMS module development

Benefits: Improved online content and management of web sites based on best practices and supported tools. Dynamic pages & content to ensure your site stays "fresh."
Cost: Dependent on project
Average turnaround time: Determined by scope of project and scheduling of developer resources.
Requirements: The completed web site will be hosted on KU central web servers and comply with KU's Acceptable Use of Electronic Information Resources Policy.

Database Creation

KU Web Development & Interface Design (WDID) provides assistance to faculty and staff for the development of online databases. Access to databases, or database accounts, will be available 24/7, except during scheduled maintenance periods. Online database development requests must be verified and approved by a departmental sponsor. 

KU WDID can also assist faculty and staff to create an account upon which to develop and maintain an online database of your own. Users planning to create and maintain their own online database must be trained in the programming language they plan to use.


Eligibility:
Departments
Faculty & Staff
Graduate Research & Teaching Assistants
Graduate Students
Undergraduate Students 


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