TerminalFour (T4) is VCU's official web content management system (CMS). To obtain a T4 account, completion of TerminalFour training and Siteimprove's Web Accessibility Fundamentals training courses are required. After successful completion, the site owner should submit a help request to the Web Services team requesting access for the new user. Step by step instructions on how to fulfill all requirements and requesting an account, including how to access the TerminalFour training and Siteimprove's Web Accessibility training.
TERMINALFOUR is the developer and provider of their propietary content management system (CMS) along with other third-party services. They specialize in providing their Web CMS to educational institutions, government, and international bodies. As the provider for VCU’s official CMS, Technology Services is responsible for administering the system.
Also known as a content management systems, a CMS is a web application that gives users the ability to edit website content without advanced HTML/Web-authoring knowledge.
TerminalFour was created with higher education in mind. Because of this, T4 is uniquely positioned to fulfill the robust and technical needs of VCU’s ever-expanding community.
Typically CMS and accessibility training are completed online. Step by step instructions on how to fulfill all requirements and request an account.
It depends. If any of the following would benefit your current website, please contact Web Services for more information.
- allow non-technical users to easily update website content
- allow website content updates from any computer with an internet connection
- organize images and files (i.e. pdf documents)
- archive and version older pages for easy restoration
- allow administrators to create publishing workflows, (i.e. person A can edit and send to person B for approval and publishing).
All TerminalFour websites are pre-approved for VCU's Jupiter server. Jupiter features multiple redundancies to ensure uptime even in the worst conditions. If you wish to be hosted elsewhere, you will need prior approval. Contact email@example.com