Spring 2017 Training

Every spring Ian Griffin teaches 5 sections of Ensemble: Essentials and Ensemble: Working with Media in January, Feburary, March, and April to teach you everything you need to know to start building websites in the modern content management system.

This spring we're also offering some special topics to help you take your Ensemble websites to the next level:

AEM Ensemble - Hints and Tricks
Monday, January 23, 2017 2:00 PM
Torgersen 1100, Blacksburg campus
Taught by Dr. S.B. Chandler
Come learn some of the tips and tricks that make AEM Ensemble more powerful and avoid some of the most common pitfalls in the system. Learn a little about the six main servers that make up Ensemble and what we've improved recently.

AEM Ensemble - Image Retouching and Placement
Monday, February 20, 2017 2:00 PM
Torgersen 1100, Blacksburg campus
Taught by Dr. S.B. Chandler
This course covers the basics of image retouching (levels, curves, color balance, saturation, and unsharp mask), will discuss cropping and resolution, and saving images for placement into AEM Ensemble.

AEM Ensemble - Local Assets
Monday, March 20, 2017 2:30 PM
Torgersen 1100, Blacksburg campus
Taught by Dr. S.B. Chandler
Local assets offer web designers and developers access to customize and tweak the university provided templates. Sites with local_assets can modify the CSS and add javascript to their sites, but this functionality comes with additional complexity and abstraction. Learn about the site configuration, git repositories, git workflow, and other technical requirements to implement AEM customization. Come learn what is possible and what other sites are doing with local assets.

Ensemble is the Web content management system for Virginia Tech. It allows website contributors to update their Web content without worrying about the technical details of creating, editing, and maintaining websites.

Ensemble is now powered by Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and is a joint effort between University Relations and the Division of Information Technology. 

We're Live!

The Virginia Tech homepage and Virginia Tech News site launched in the new system on March 8, 2016. Administrators that had their sites migrated from the old platform to the new system began accessing their sites starting in March 2016. For details, visit the Migration steps page.

Training video

This on demand WebEx training from November 2015 covers all the basics of the new AEM Ensemble Content Management System (CMS).

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Help / Support

For questions and / or CMS support please file a ticket:

  • Click on the "Request CMS Support" link at the bottom right hand corner of this window and fill out the form.