New site design theme available

The One design theme for Ensemble is now generally available. Please click the documentation link below for how to switch your site to the new theme and for information about new features.

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What is Ensemble?

Ensemble is the Web content management system (CMS) 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 powered by Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and is a joint effort between University Relations and the Division of Information Technology. For web hosting support, please file a Web Hosting ticket instead of a normal Ensemble ticket.

Live Training

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

Ensemble: Essentials
Taught by Ian Griffin and the Professional Development Staff
No sessions currently scheduled
As part 1 of the Ensemble series, Essentials will cover the basics of page building within the Adobe Experience Manager. Participants will explore the CMS interface and work primarily with page building. We will cover the following components: Text, Image, Multi-Column, and Multi-Tabs/Accordion.

Ensemble: Working with Media
Taught by Ian Griffin and the Professional Development Staff
No sessions currently scheduled
As part 2 of the Ensemble series, Working with Media will cover the various components that add video assets and outside content into the Adobe Experience Manager. Participants will revisit Assets within the CMS and review how tags work. Components we will cover: Gallery, Media, External Media, iFrame, and HTML.

Ensemble - Office Hours - Summer 2019
Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 3 pm - 5 pm
Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 3 pm - 5 pm
Thursday, July 18th, 2019, 3 pm - 5 pm
Thursday, August 15th, 2019, 3 pm - 5 pm
211 Andrews Info Services Building, 1700 Pratt Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia
Facilitated by S.B. Chandler, PhD
Bring your questions and problems to office hours and we’ll work collectively to solve them.

Workshops

Visit our Ensemble Development Team workshop page to learn more about pending workshops and view past workshop recordings. 

On demand Training Video

This on-demand WebEx training covers all the basics of the Ensemble Content Management System (CMS), presented by John Jackson. Note that Google Analytics are now placed in the /en/ page footer.