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Content Management System Options

Content management options for schools, administrators, teachers, and departments.

The process for a new site

APS uses Plone, a highly regarded website content management system (CMS). Using the CMS, APS staff can easily add and edit content to pages, add or delete pages, and add images, photos and videos. 

  1. Submit a Web Team Intake Form to request a new Plone website.
  2. Take the training. If you are new to the Plone, you will be required to take the Department Webmaster Training online before you receive your CMS login permissions.
  3. Build your site.

About APS Content Management Properties

APS.edu and the Employee Intranet

Department webmasters use Plone to maintain their department sites on APS.edu and the Intranet.

We have created step-by-step guides and videos on the features and common questions associated with editing department sites on APS.edu and the Intranet. The benefits of APS.edu are:

  • Consistent branding, predictable navigation, and standardized templates. 
  • The ability for departments to create and manage content on the pages. 
  • Content that is searchable and translatable.
  • A monthly accessibility review by Siteimprove. Reports outline accessibility issues webmasters can take action on.

School Loop Content Management System

The School Loop Content Management System (School Loop) provides significant benefits to the Albuquerque Public School District and the individual schools.

Because of these significant advantages, schools are expected to use School Loop for their school websites. The benefits include:

  • Consistent branding, predictable navigation, and standardized templates across all APS school websites. This enables enable a site visitor to predict where to find information from school to school.
  • The ability for non-technical staff within the schools to create and manage content on their pages. 
  • Content that is searchable and translatable.
  • A monthly accessibility review by Siteimprove. Reports outline accessibility issues webmasters can take action on.

The District is required to provide accessible online content.

Google Sites

Educational Technology supports Google Sites, which provide many benefits to teachers. Teachers can quickly create an educational portal to post their syllabi, calendars, assignments, and curriculum-related specifically to their class.  

Google Sites are not a replacement for the District, Employee Intranet, or School Loop for public or school-based information. 

  • Google Sites content is not searchable from the school website.
  • Google Sites do not have standardized layouts or predictable navigation.
  • The author of the Google Site is responsible for ensuring that their site is in compliance with Accessibility Guidelines. Content published on Google Sites for the public, staff, employees, and students must meet WCAG 2.0 Level AA guidelines for accessibility.

Migrating Your Google Site

Google Sites created to convey public or school-based information need to be migrated into your department or school's website. The Web Team is happy to help you with any migration or design projects!

Submit the Web Team Intake Form to get started.

Online Learning Systems

Canvas and Google Classroom are tools designed to facilitate online learning for both students and APS employees.

Learn more:

For more information, contact Educational Technology at .

Which CMS should I use?
TypeRecommended CMS/WebsiteIntended Audience
Public-facing
Department Content
Plone
(APS.edu)

The public: including students,
families, potential students and
families, and potential employees.

Employee-only
Department Content
Plone 
(intranet.aps.edu)

APS employees.

Example: Internal information that
many APS employees need to access

Department-Only
Content
Google Drive
or Plone
(Intranet.aps.edu)

Members of your department.

Example: Internal documents,
meeting notes, internal processes

Online Learning Canvas or Google Classroom

APS employees and students.

Example: Professional Development,
Training on District Tools

School-based
Information
School Loop

The public: including students, families,
and potential students and their families. 

Example: Programs, Activities,
Athletics, Offices, Contacts

Teacher Websites Google Classroom or Google Sites Students enrolled in the teacher’s
class and their families.

Example: Syllabi, Calendars,
Assignments, Curriculum
Club or
Student Organization 
Websites
School Loop General school community, students
who would like to participate and their
families, and potential students and their families.


Example: Club Description,
Meeting Rooms, Dates, Times
Club or
Student Organization
Website Portal
Google Sites or
School Loop
Students specifically enrolled
in the club and their families.


Example: Calendars,
Assignments, Documents

Questions?

If you are not sure where to add your web content, please contact the Web Team through the Get Web Help form. We are happy to answer your questions and provide guidance.