Heather McMeekan, Webmaster

OmniUpdate, Western's Online Content Management System (CMS)

Western's website uses a browser-based program called 'OmniUpdate.' All divisions, departments, and colleges assign duties for specific to their needs. OmniUpdate is not the same as AIMS, WIU-P, nor Desire2Learn.

Basics Steps

  1. Get an account & permission
  2. Log in
  3. Check out the page you wish to edit
  4. Select the region to edit
  5. Editing
  6. Publish
  7. Check the live view

Skills Needed

  • Basic Word Processing Skills, such as using MS Word
  • Using a browser
  • Understanding WIU web addresss
  • Navigating folders on your machine
  • Basic e-mail use
  • Copying and pasting
  • Creating Accessibile Word Documents // View Accessibility Info

Additional Recommended Skills

These make it easier to be an independent user and use the more advanced function, but aren't required.

  • HTML
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Photoshop
  • Text editor use

Campus Resources

Other Resources

Contact Us

Web Services
Horrabin Hall 88
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
Macomb, Illinois 61455

Email: webstaff@wiu.edu