Website Planning and Support
Every school, department and administrative office has a web site at the University. In addition, every faculty and staff member and each student has web space available to create a personal web site, and recognized student organizations are also granted web space.
CPIT can plan, design, develop, and deploy a website for any of the above purposes, and grant you access to modify the site through our online Content Management System. Please see the list below for how to get started.
Catholic University has a significant web presence in the form of academic, administrative, and personal web sites. Every student, faculty, and staff member has space allocated under their "M Drive" for their personal web site. Additionally, most schools and departments have faculty pages that may contain biographical data and contact information, and independent sites can be created to support research, institutes, courses, or just about any other pedagogical activity.
Where is my personal website?
You can browse to your site at http://faculty.cua.edu/yourusername/ (where your username is your network logon). For example, if your network logon is BROWNABC, your website is at http://faculty.cua.edu/brownabc. Initially, there is nothing located at this site; you must create a default or index page. More information is available online at:
Is there software available to develop my faculty Website?
The university provides the Microsoft Office suite on faculty machines. Those using Office 2010 on Windows 7 have the Microsoft Expression Web HTML editor installed. Please ask that your computer be updated to this version if you are running older software and need to edit your faculty Website.
Do I have to be on the campus network to update my website?
You can manage your website through http://home.cua.edu; log in, and access My Files. Your web site is in the _WEB directory.
Is it better to host my website on my faculty site, or under my department's site?
It is up to each department to decide what the best strategy is for their faculty. Advantages to hosting your personal website on the faculty drive include the ability to use any look and feel, the ability to manage your website without additional privileges, and the flexibility to connect directly to the network drive to manage files. Advantages to the department site include the ability to allow administrative assistants access to update the files, a consistent look and feel, and ease of finding your site.
Can I have a website that looks different than the university's template?
Your personal website can have any look or style that you like. The university's template is for official administrative and academic sites.
Can I get help from CPIT in designing and developing a website?
We would love to help; please submit a request through help.cua.edu.
For access to modify an existing web site through the university's Topaz content management system, please submit an HELP support request form specifying the URL to the home page of the site and the CUA e-mail address of the person(s) to be granted access. Requests should originate from the department chair, director, or other party responsible for content on that site.
- To set up a new, personal web site, please follow the instructions on our Personal Websites page. This page also explains what the address of your personal website is.
- To design and implement data collection over the web, including surveys, original research, questionnaires and the like, or to develop more robust web-based programs, please submit an HELP support request form .
- For training on CMS, HTML, instructional design, or other web technologies, please submit an HELP support request form.
- To use audio or video on your website, please submit an HELP support request form.