Digital Service maintains a suite of products and services that provide robust communication platforms for communications and marketing teams at MU and UM System. Contact us to discuss any of the services we offer.
Mizzou Web Themes
Digital Service maintains the website design system which consists of components, patterns, assets and processes to support campus websites and other digital experiences. The Mizzou Design System provides guidelines and code to quickly create websites that are consistently brand-compliant and accessible.
Content management systems
Drupal and WordPress are the two content management systems (CMS) supported by Digital Service.
Many websites are simple, do not change often or don't require a full content management system. For these websites, static website hosting is the perfect solution. Review the overview of website hosting options for details and pricing.
Web address redirection
Web address redirection is used when internet traffic for a URL cannot be sent directly to a website, or a specific page on a website. For example:
- When a URL needs to send traffic to a website not controlled by the university;
- When a URL is being phased out and traffic must flow to the website’s new URL;
- When traffic must flow to a specific subdirectory on a static website.
In these scenarios, web addresses are redirected using Amazon Web Services. This service is available at $2.00 per month per redirect target (i.e. the specific destination the traffic is sent to). Each destination having traffic sent to it requires a separate AWS charge. Request more information.
Faculty Website Hosting
Digital Service provides no charge hosting for faculty websites via Google Sites (a part of Google Workspace for Education). Using the faculty website service is subject to specific Terms of Service. Learn more about faculty website hosting.
Custom Website Development
Campus units can contract with Digital Service for custom website development. Using university resources to develop websites is cost-effective and cheaper than using a vendor. The Digital Service project process starts with an intake process to learn about scope, goals, objectives, timelines and budget. Once a project is negotiated, it will follow several phases and tasks that ultimately result in a new or rebuilt website. Project charges are processed to a university account monthly. If you need custom web development, request a consultation with Digital Service.
Using preferred vendors
After consulting with Digital Service, it may be clear that the resources required to complete a project are more than the university has available. When that is the case, we will recommend a Preferred Vendor.
Websites require maintenance to insure they remain secure, perform properly and are updated in a timely manner. Digital Service provides maintenance and support for CMS, plugins and modules, and tools. Review the Fees page and contact Digital Service for a consultation.
Campus Events Calendar
The University of Missouri utilizes localist as the campus events calendar (https://calendar.missouri.edu). The calendar system provides. a single source for official, university sponsored events for faculty, staff and community. The campus events calendar integrates events that are not private from MU Engage and the campus room reservation system. For more information, contact Digital Service and ask for a consultation.
Digital Asset Management System
The University of Missouri utilizes the MerlinOne Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) to catalog and manage official pictures and videos for use for marketing and communications. It is available to all marketing and communications teams at Extension, MU and UM System. Details are available in the Digital Service Documentation.
Google Custom Search
Digital Services provides support and consulting for using and configuring Google Custom Search Engine on university websites. Details are available in the Digital Service Documentation.
Mass Email Marketing - dotdigital
The Joint Office of Strategic Communications & Marketing provides support for dotdigital, a centralized mass email marketing tool. dotdigital allows campus units to create and use templates for newsletters and other email communications to people with an existing relationship to the University. Details about the use of dotdigial and how to get started.