To access the CMS, you’ll need to provide your PID/password at: https://author.ensemble.vt.edu/
Please note: Ensemble uses two-factor authentication provided by the university. For more on two-factor authentication, visit this site.
Browser requirements: This CMS can be accessed using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, or Safari. The operating system can either be Windows PC or Mac OS.
Ensemble uses the touch-based interface that Adobe launched with its 6.0 version of Experience Manager.
After logging in, your screen will look something like the image below:
The menu on the left side of the screen will feature the following:
Sites: All sites within Ensemble are accessible from the Sites menu. Only those with access to a particular site can create content or edit within them. Users without access will be able to preview the site but not edit or change content.
Assets: All assets within Ensemble are accessible from the Assets menu. Users without permission can only preview the asset. They cannot edit or upload assets.
My Sites: These are sites that you can access for content creation, editing, or publishing (depending on your role). Each site will appear in the main window.
My Assets: These are images and files (PDF, Word Documents, spreadsheets, etc) that can be uploaded and placed within a page. See the process Learn about Ensemble->Adding assets for more info.
My Tags: Tags let you categorize content for display. Tags can be created for topics, keywords, areas of research, or associated with a faculty, researcher, or staff member within your college or department. See the process Learn about Ensemble->Tags for more info.
Roles within Ensemble
Users in Ensemble will be assigned one of three roles. They are:
Author: An author can create or edit content. An author can start a workflow, but cannot publish a page or assets directly.
Publisher: A publisher can create or edit content. Publishers can also start a workflow and publish items to the live site.
Web Administrator: A web administrator can create, edit, and publish content. Web admins perform other tasks, too, including adding/removing users and assigning user roles. Web admins are considered the points of contact with the Ensemble team and are expected to manage their respective web groups.
Help / Support
For questions and / or CMS support please file a ticket by either:
- Clicking on the "Request CMS Support" link at the bottom right hand corner of this page and filling out the form
- Filing a Ticket directly in the Ticketing system. You will need to be logged in to file a ticket directly.