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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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Email requests for account information

Several people have reported receiving email requests for SCU id and password information for email accounts, with the message indicating that the request is from "webmaster@scu.edu".  This is scam attempt - if you have received an email message with the subject line "VERIFY YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT" requesting that you reply with your account information, do not reply.  As a general rule, you should never send information of this type via email.  SCU online systems do not send requests of this type via email, and any other legitimate secure site would also not ask for password information to be sent in an email message.

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Commonspot database outage Wednesday 1/14

The Commonspot database server will be offline for maintenance for a brief period of time on Wednesday evening, Jan. 14th.  We expect the actual outage to be for 15 minutes or less.  Commonspot pages will not be served from the cms or www web servers during the outage.  Commonspot authoring will be disabled on the cms server between 9 and 11pm on Wednesday, to avoid interference with the database server maintenance process.

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Content copied from Word
paste from Word
The text editor used in the Event Calendar, Survey system, and Blog element now includes a new toolbar icon to paste content copied from Word. Use this to clean up the excess HTML that Word applies before when copying/pasting content in the text editor. Read More »
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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Send a support request to the SCU Web Publishing team in OMC and Media Services.

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