Information Technology Services

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Departmental Websites

Websites are available at the university for representing departments or organizations. These are extensions of the main university website and should be considered a professional representation of your department.

  1. If your department does not already have a website, request a site. This will create a web address for you much like the following:
  2. Attend a Contribute for Departments training to learn how to use the USD or your school's templates within our content management software. This training is mandatory before ITS can authorize web editing software for your office computer. Please register for both days.

    Day 1 Registration

    Day 2 Registration

  3. Request software once you have attended training. To do this please send an e-mail to with your name, department, phone number, and office location. Note that ITS funds up to two (2) copies of Contribute software per department. After two (2) copies it is the responsibility of the department to fund additional copies. These can be purchased online.
  4. Once your Contribute software is installed you should be able to connect to your website. This is done through a Contribute connection key. Please e-mail to obtain the key that is appropriate for your site. Please provide the URL(s) of the site(s) you are responsible for when writing to us.

Getting Help

If you have any questions or suggestions please don't hesitate to contact us using one of the following methods:

Using one of these contact methods ensures that the first-available team member can assist you.