Frequently Asked Questions
If you don't see the answer to your question, email the Web Team.
Also visit the OmniUpdate Help Center to view demonstration videos, check out the quick tutorials, and download the Basic User Guide to help you get acquainted with how to use OmniUpdate to edit and create content in your faculty or deparment Web site.
Is OmniUpdate intended to replace Manila or is it an alternative to using Manila?
OmniUpdate is a browser-based Web content management system (WCMS) tool similar to Manila. At De Anza, Manila was intended for faculty Web sites only. OmniUpdate is supported by the De Anza Web Team, with the goal for it to be used by all Web content providers for public De Anza Web sites.
Is Manila going away, and if so, how long will it remain available to use?
Manila is a district-supported system that will eventually be replaced. We encourage all De Anza faculty to adopt OmniUpdate as schedules allow by the fall 2008.
How will the content from my Manila Web site be converted to my OmniUpdate Web site?
A faculty Web site will be created for you using the De Anza faculty OmniUpdate template. You will learn how to copy information from your Manila site into your new OmniUpdate site during training. You can add and remove pages to your OmniUpdate faculty site that fit your instructional needs.
Can I continue to maintain and work with my Manila site while learning OmniUpdate?
Yes. Your new Web site in OmniUpdate will remain in the OmniUpdate development server until you tell us you are ready to replace your current faculty Web site.
How does OmniUpdate relate to Catalyst?
OmniUpdate is the new Web content management tool for creating Web sites available for public access on www.deanza.edu. Catalyst is for creating course-based, password-protected content, available to students who sign up for an online class. If you teach online courses using Catalyst, we encourage you to still have a public faculty Web site.