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Web Communications’ primary responsibility is to develop and maintain the university’s flagship site, www.vt.edu. The unit shares responsibility for websites affiliated with News and Information, maintains the University Relations website, and maintains, either in part or in whole, several other top-level university websites, including those of the president and board of visitors. Web Communications partners with Information Technology to provide university offices with the latest technology and tools to develop and maintain websites that reflect the university’s Web identity standards and best practices for usability and content presentation.

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Ensemble CMS

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

This enterprise system is administered jointly by University Relations, sponsor of the CMS project, and Information Technology.

Web Development Toolkit

This toolkit exists to facilitate and promote consistency in visual identity, navigation, and usability across websites university-wide. By adopting the standards, guidelines, and procedures detailed within, our websites benefit in several key areas, such as:

  • Identity: A unified vision of what each website should look like means users can tell, at a glance, that they are on a Virginia Tech website.
  • Usability: Websites must be made quick and easy to use, navigate, and understand for the widest audience possible.
  • Consistency: Familiar look, feel, and functionality allows end users to instantly know how to navigate and use a Virginia Tech website.

Virginia Tech seeks compliance with its Web Guidelines and Procedures across all websites associated with the university.


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Interested in the CMS?

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.

This enterprise system is administered jointly by University Relations, sponsor of the CMS project, and Information Technology.

  • Visit the Ensemble CMS site for complete information on the system including a site request form, training information, migration guide, and support material.