CASCADE USER GUIDE

Welcome! This handy reference is your guide to The College of Agriculture’s (CoA) choice of Content Management System (CMS) named Cascade. Use this always up-to-date guide to help you learn, access and use Cascade more efficiently to create and edit web content as a content manager and/or content creator.

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A FOCUS ON ADA COMPLIANCE

A FOCUS ON ADA COMPLIANCE

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Make sure your content is accessible

Did you know we have many ADA training resources available, including guides on Adobe PDFs, video series, and more?

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Welcome!

This handy reference is your web guide to all things Cascade. Cascade is a Hannon Hill software solution and is a major CMS used at colleges and universities around the world. The College and Indiana State Extension use Cascade to maintain and manage content for the following site domains:

Use this always up-to-date guide to help you learn, access, and use Cascade more efficiently to create and edit web content as a content manager and/or content creator. 

Note: This guide cross-references Cascade’s official help site, which is an extremely useful resource for any Cascade user.

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Site maintenance is at the core of The Web Stewardship Best Practices Agreement. Learn how you can keep your site content fresh the easy way.

Weekly site maintenance actions you can perform:

  • A weekly broken link report is available for all sites. Learn how to access these reports for your sites to help you identify and fix these access issues. This report runs each Saturday. 
  • Purdue has purchased a product called Siteimprove to automate site compliance testing. Siteimprove is a comprehensive tool that tests for accessibility and broken links. It works from within Cascade, requires no installation, works on Mac and PC, and there is no charge to use it. Please email digital-marketing@groups.purdue.edu for information and access.
  • Review our ADA guide to verify your digital documents (web pages, pdfs, word docs, Qualtric forms, etc.) are compliant.
  • If you have content that you are still working on and it’s not ready to be published, please keep that content in an unpublished folder and change its properties by unchecking the Include when publishing box. Read more about how to keep your content unpublished.

 

Q: How can I view Microsoft-based digital documents in my browser?
A: Compatible operating systems and browsers support viewing of Microsoft Office documents. Browser plugins for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, Apple iOS devices, and Android devices also enable digital document viewing.

 

Q: How can I view Adobe PDF digital documents in my browser?
A: Modern operating systems and web browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Apple Safari have this ability built in.

Cascade How-To Videos

Purdue Extension's Digital Communications Coordinator Lily Morrissey shares the basics of working in Cascade.

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