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Support for Web publishing at Santa Clara University is provided by the Office of Marketing and Communications, Information Services, the Webmaster and Web Applications Developer in the Media Services department, and system and network administrators in the Information Technology department.

 
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About Template Inheritance
Have you encountered this problem?  You've made a change to the navigation menu in your site's template, but you don't see that change reflected on one or more pages in your site.  This usually results from page-level edits interfering with the ability of that page to inherit template-based changes.  A Step-By-Step Guide page has been added that describes how this problem can be corrected. Read More »
Commonspot Session Timeout
The timeout for inactive sessions has been extended to 30 minutes. After a half-hour of inactivity, you'll be logged out of Commonspot. Read More »
Commonspot Contributor Guide
The Commonspot Help page on the Web Publishing site includes a link to the full documentation for Commonspot provided by Paperthin. This comprehensive document describes the delivered functionality in Commonspot version 4.6 - it won't document custom elements within our installation, such as the blog, survey manager, event calendar, or phonebook elements, but does cover the basic functions of the content management system. You'll need to login to Commonspot to view this PDF. Read More »
Hours Schedule Manager

A new system is available to manage scheduled hours of operation for SCU offices, service points, buildings, and office hours for individuals.  Two custom elements are also available for display of hours schedules within a Commonspot page. Read the tutorial page in the Web Publishing site for more information.

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Introduction to Commonspot 5
The next release of Commonspot will introduce changes to the system's interface. We've put together a few documents that compare the current system with Commonspot 5. Read More »
Campus Map Updated
The images in the Web version of the campus map have been updated. The Phonebook database is also in the process of being updated to reflect moves of departments to new locations on campus. Read More »
Media Player

A new element has been added to the Content Well element gallery category that will allow you to embed a video or audio file player in a Commonspot page.

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Additional settings for the Blog element

The blog element now accepts a few new custom script parameters, which will allow you to change the sort order of the blog, and apply a few different presentation styles.

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Flash Slideshow element updated
The Flash Slideshow element has been updated to include a bug fix for a Firefox browser conflict and include a simpler navigation menu. The element can be found in the Content Well element gallery category. When viewing the element in author mode, you'll be presented with a form that will allow you to add, modify, or delete slideshow images. Read More »
Comment Form
Add a simple comment form to any Commonspot page. The element can be configured to allow comments to be submitted anonymously, or require an SCU Groupwise or self-generated ID and password before comments can be submitted. Read More »
 
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Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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