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, Edge, or Safari. The operating system can either be Windows PC or macOS. Testing pre-launch sites works best in Firefox.
Ensemble uses the touch-based interface that Adobe launched with version 6 of Adobe 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:
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.
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, upload or publish assets.
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 are the only users who can set advanced properties and shortented vanity URLs. Web admins add and remove content creators and assign user roles. Web admins are considered the points of contact with the Ensemble team and are expected to manage their respective web groups.