All posts by Alex Hughes

TinyMCE Editor

We are transitioning the Ephox EditLive editor to TinyMCE. The main reason for the change was to try to limit the need for Java plugins to be run. Once you begin to edit an item, you will notice that you do not have to “load” the editor anymore. This will mean that there will no longer be “Design” and “Code” buttons at the bottom anymore since the editor is pre-loaded onto the page. This should speed up the process when editing your items. Most of the changes will be minor but there are a few things that you will notice either have changed slightly, or are located in a new area.

TinyMCE Screenshot
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Using the CMS from Off-Campus

Access to the Rhythmyx content management system is restricted to on-campus access only. To be able to use the system from off-campus you will need to obtain a Michigan Tech IP address using the Michigan Tech VPN. To do so you can visit vpn.mtu.edu and log-in with your Michigan Tech ISO username and password. After you are logged in you should have the ability to ‘get an MTU address’ which will allow you to access on-campus only services, such as the CMS, from off-campus. Once you have a valid Michigan Tech address you, will be able to visit http://cms.mtu.edu/Rhythmyx or http://www.mtu.edu/cms.


Updating Your Faculty Profile

Updated: August 2016

Using the faculty update page you have the ability to update your faculty profile that appears on your departmental website. This post provides instructions on how you can update your profile.If you have any problems signing in or updating your information, or if you have changes that are not managed by the update page, please contact cmshelp@mtu.edu.

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Rhythmyx Publishing Schedule

CMS content automatically publishes on a set schedule. Only files in the Public state will be published.

Mobile Publish Schedule (Non-Responsive Websites)

  • 3 a.m.

Desktop Publish Schedule

All publishes take 1-2 hours to complete, from the starting times listed below:

  • 1:00 a.m. (full publish)
  • 12:00 noon
  • 4:00 p.m.

Unsure if your page published? Check the last-modified date of your webpage by viewing the page source (right-click -> View Page Source) and finding:

<meta http-equiv="Last-Modified" content="2014-02-08T15:00-0500" />

Need an immediate publish? Please email cmshelp@mtu.edu.