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Ensemble CMS is the Web content management system for Virginia Tech. It allows website contributors to update their Web content without worrying about the technical details of creating, editing, and maintaining websites.



  • Jan 27, 2014

    Ensemble CMS questions

    This page is intended to provide answers to some questions that have been raised by site owners and users of the CMS as we begin the process to identify and procure a new system.

  • Jan 15, 2014

    Update Java 7u51

    Some users are reporting an inability to use the design mode of the Ephox editor. If you are unable to edit items when in design mode or code view mode, please email
  • Nov 12, 2013

    Unable to copy and paste from Word on the Mac

    With the release of Safari 6.1 (for OS X 10.7 and 10.8) and Safari 7 (OS X 10.9) Apple has taken a sandboxing approach to Oracle's Java plugin whether or not the applet is signed. This has a critical impact on EditLive! and its ability to perform some typical tasks (such as copying and pasting from word).

    In order to copy and paste from another program such as word, please perform the following steps:

    1. In the Safari menu, click Preferences
    2. Click the Security tab, then click Manage Website Settings
    3. Click the Java plugin on the left, then click the dropdown menu next to
    4. Select "Run in Unsafe mode"
    5. Select Trust on the security warning that appears.
    6. Click the Done button to apply the new settings

This enterprise system is administered jointly by University Relations, sponsor of the CMS project, and Information Technology.

Looking for the actual CMS? Visit You'll need to log in with your Virginia Tech PID.  Also, you won't have access if you aren't a member of a CMS community.

Ensemble News & Updates

Click here to see a list of recent updates, fixes, and changes to the Ensemble CMS. If there's something we can do to make the system fit your needs, please let us know.

Training Resources

Class presentations

CMS training courses available

  • Introduction to the Ensemble CMS
  • Additional Content and Discussion
  • Navigation within the Ensemble CMS
  • Local Assets within the Ensemble CMS
  • Ensemble CMS: Web Development Discussion

    Traditional Sessions

Need Help?

The Ensemble CMS team is available to provide further assistance, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For help or training using Ensemble:

*Please direct problems with to, or refer to the college's Ensemble CMS Training and Support Page.