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News and Events

Every department and office site can display news and events on its homepage (index page). Use Cascade to manage your site layout and to adjust the number of news stories and events that will be displayed. Use the COLA Web Editor to add, remove, and edit the content of news and events, and to choose the length of time they will be displayed for before being archived. Keep reading this page to learn more.

 

Adding and Removing News/Events

Log in to the COLA Web Editor with your UT EID and password.

Find your officeeither by going to your dashboard or clicking on the dropdown menu in the top-right (by your name) and selecting Offices.


 

Then click on either the News or Events button next to your office to bring up a full list of news stories or events.


 

To delete a news story or event, click on the red X. To add a news story or event, click on the blue Add button.


 

Editing a News Story

Click on the blue Edit button next to a news story to start making changes to it.

All current or archived news will be published to your site. The most current news stories are constantly being refreshed on your homepage and will be displayed as a headline next to a teaser image. Clicking on the news story will bring up more information about it, and clicking on the orange News button will bring up a list of all current and archived news.


Headline: The subject line of your news event/announcement.


Teaser Thumbnail Image: The image that will accompany your news story. Images look better when they are 282 pixels wide and 188 pixels tall. Check out our tips for creating engaging images to go with your news stories.


Teaser Image Caption: Optional caption that will appear under your image after clicking on it.


Subhead: Appears underneath the headline after clicking on a news story.


Lead: The opening sentence(s) leading into the body content. Appears after clicking on the orange News button on your homepage, which opens a list of all your upcoming and archived news stories.


Tags: Optional. Tag your news story so people can find it when they search the UT site.


Body Content: The main content of your news story. Can include text, external links, videos/images uploaded from your computer, and embedded videos.


Publish Date: The date when your news story will be published (it won't be visible until then). Can be either the current day, if you want it to be published immediately, or some future date, if you don't want it to be published right away.


Archive Date: The date when your news story will be archived and taken off the homepage (if it isn't already—the homepage is constantly refreshed with the most current news).


 

Editing an Event

Upcoming and archived events will be published to your site. Your homepage will constantly be refreshed with recently added events. 


Title: The title of your event/seminar/important date.


Teaser Thumbnail Image: Optional image that will accompany your event. Images look better when they are 282 pixels wide and 188 pixels tall. Check out our tips for creating engaging images to go with your events.


Teaser Image Caption: Optional caption for your image.


Summary: Optional space to summarize your event. Appears underneath the title when you click on an event.


Body Content: Description of your event. Can include text, external links, videos/images uploaded from your computer, and embedded videos.


Location: Optional if there's no physical location for your event.


Date: The date of the event. After this date the posting will be archived and will be removed from the homepage.


Begin Time: When the event starts.


End Time: When the event ends.


Publish Date: The date when your event will be published to your homepage (it won't be visible until then). Can be either the current day or some future date. 


Sponsor: Optional. 


 

Note: If you've saved a news story or event but it's not showing up on your site, double check the publish date and archive date to make sure they're correct.

If you've done that and it still isn't showing up, check that you've followed these steps to make your news stories and events visible on your homepage.