University Communications curates general information about our university and the Buffalo-Niagara Region, as well as commonly requested resources such as the visitor's guide directions and detailed campus maps. Authors are encouraged to use this content on their own sites.
Here is some of the more commonly requested content that is available. If you would like something that is not listed, please let us know.
|Subject||Location in Shared Content ||Example|
|description of North Campus||/content/shared/university/page-content/aboutub/campuses/north_campus||live example description of North Campus|
|description of South Campus||/content/shared/university/page-content/aboutub/campuses/south_campus||live example description of South Campus|
|description of Downtown Campus||/content/shared/university/page-content/aboutub/campuses/downtown_campus||live example description of Downtown Campus|
|description of all our schools and colleges||/content/shared/university/page-content/schools-and-colleges||live example description of all our schools and colleges|
|description of each school and college ||look in /content/shared/university/page-content/schools-and-colleges/||(each block on the above example) |
|description of the Buffalo-Niagara Region with additional pages on topics such as 'affordable living'||/content/shared/university/page-content/the-buffalo-niagara-region||live example description of the Buffalo-Niagara Region|
|visitor's guide||/content/shared/university/page-content/visitor-s-guide||live example visitor's guide|
|map of Downtown Campus||/content/shared/university/modules/downtown-campus-map||live example map of Downtown Campus|
|map of North Campus||/content/shared/university/modules/north-campus-map||live example map of North Campus|
|map of South Campus||/content/shared/university/modules/south-campus-map||live example map of South Campus|
|map of all three campuses||/content/shared/university/modules/regional-map||live example map of all three campuses|
|UB facts & figures: |
general, demographic, financial, or all three
(This page is all three, or use one of the child pages.)
|live example UB facts & figures|
Adding this content to your website is simple. Use a Shared Content Reference component and point the component to the shared content location of the content as noted in the above table.
If you wish to add the Visitor's Guide so that it displays within your own site, use /content/shared/university/page-content/visitor-s-guide as the address within the Shared Content Reference.
For example, if you were the School of Nursing, instead of linking out to the UB home page (left image), the content would now appear within your own site's context (right image), with your own branding, navigation and other elements.
To learn more about university-wide shared content, contact the UBCMS Help Desk.
In order for any piece of shared content to function properly, there should not be any blank elements or incomplete links in the page (i.e., a photo component without a photo in it or an incorrect link).