What's New in the CMS


Permanent link for Organizational Chart - Now Available on November 19, 2021

The CMS has a new module available to create an organizational chart. The org chart module allows you to create something that looks great but is also accessible. To learn more about the org chart module and how to use it, refer to the video! 

Video tutorial on the org chart in the CMS

Permanent link for Tags Now Available in the Form Builder on October 11, 2021

If you have used Tags before within the CMS (pictures, files, content items, etc), we are happy to announce that tags are now available within the Form Builder. When creating a form, you can assign a tag to it.  Then when going to the form builder, you can filter by tag to easily find that particular form. 

Permanent link for Form Builder Response Statuses on October 11, 2021

One of the many features of the Form Builder is that you can create a "status" (learn more about response statuses) in an effort to help keep responses organized.  In addition to the response statuses, you can now choose a "default" response status. For example, whenever a person fills out a form, it can have a default status such as "Pending".  It can also send an email to anyone who is listed in the Email field. These statuses are only seen by the administrators and can be used to help manage your form responses. 

Permanent link for Now available - Copy a section in the CMS on October 11, 2021

New to the CMS is the ability to copy a section! Previously if you wanted to copy a paragraph/image/fact icon/etc, you would have to recreate it from scratch every time.  Now all you need to do is click on the Copy button. That's it!  If you have used the Copy feature in the Form Builder, it works the exact same way. 

Permanent link for Mindfulness of Published Content on October 8, 2021

As an administrator of the CMS, you have the responsibility to adhere to the Basic Quality Standards set forth by the CMS User Agreement. It is of upmost importance that the content on your website is accurate and consistent with other GVSU publications. Please be mindful of your content (including the use of images, hyperlinks, and embedded videos) to avoid mistakenly misrepresenting people and/or images that were agreed upon to be used for a specific purpose. 

Permanent link for Animated Fact Icons on July 20, 2021

A recent update to the Fact Chunk now allows for a mouse hover animation. When using the Fact Chunk, you will now see an option that allows you to select Hidden until mouse hover. While editing a fact, there is a new section labeled "How should the content be displayed", and you can select Hidden until mouse hover

You can see the new feature in action by visiting the Fact Chunk Preview page. 

If you need a reminder on what the Fact chunk is, check out the CMS 101

Permanent link for Preview Form Builder on July 12, 2021

The CMS Form Builder now allows you to send a preview of the form you are building to anyone.  In the past, the person had to be an administrator to the site.  Now, you are able to send a preview of the form to anyone. 

Now when you go into the settings of the form you are building, you will see a section that says External Preview URL. You can copy this URL and send it to anyone.  

Note that the link has an expiration date. A person will only be able to preview the form until the date that is indicated. Also once the form has been approved, the ability to preview the form is disabled (since the form is live). 

Permanent link for GVNext, News, and Spotlight Modules - New Design on January 28, 2021

If you use the GVNext, News, or Spotlight module, you may notice an update to the design. As an example, take a look at the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management or the Kirkhoff College of Nursing

If you need a refresher on how to use any of the modules, refer to our CMS 101 and CMS 201 page for tutorials. 

Permanent link for Media Chunk - Color Options Now Available on January 26, 2021

The media chunk now has the option of selecting different colors. If you are unfamiliar with the media chunk, refer to the CMS 101 page to learn about it.  Now, you will be able to select from a variety of colors to use in the media chunk. 


Permanent link for Form Builder - Response Statuses on November 13, 2020

In the Form Builder, you can now create custom "Statuses" for the responses.  For example, you can create a response for "Paid" or "Unpaid", which would only be viewable by the CMS Administrators.  Learn more about the response statuses by watching the How To video. 

CMS How to video on form builder response statuses

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