The Cascade interface - Dashboard


The Cascade interface - Dashboard

After logging in, you will want to become familiar with Cascade’s “Dashboard” and the "site dropdown," search box and menu icon.

Logging into Cascade CMS server

Go to

Enter your Rowan Credentials (Username and Password).

The Dashboard

Note: Any time you want to get back to your Dashboard, you just need to click the in the upper left hand corner. It will always be there.

Generally, the first thing you will see after logging in is the Cascade Dashboard. The Dashboard provides you with an overview of different actions and reports relevant to content in sites that you have permission to edit. Think of it as a one-stop place for the creation and management of your content. You can customize your own dashboard using movable "Widgets" meant to help you find the things you use the most. While most of the dashboard will reflect your personal needs and wants, there are some items on your dashboard that will always be present.

  1. Site Dropdown
    Here you will find all the "sites" you are able to edit.
  2. My Content
    This area offers quick lists of all your recently edited content, owned content, drafts, locked files and assigned tasks
  3. Search box
    Search for anything on the Cascade CMS. ALSO if you drop your cursor here you will get a list of recent assets you've opened in Cascade so it serves as a quick history list for you.
  4. Account Profile
    Click on this to find your personal settings. From here you can customize your profile photo, view any notifications Cascade has sent to you, check on a history of changes you have made and log out of the system.
  5. Menu Icon
    Click on this to expose links to reports, tasks and support information.
  6. Account information Widget
    This is the one fixed widget. From here you add other widgets to customize your dashboard.

Edit your personal settings

Before you begin editing or site building, you should make one change in your settings.

  1. Click on your Account Profile icon and choose "Settings." 
  2. In the dialogue box, clear the "Appearance of Assets" checkbox.
  3. Click "Submit."

Your navigation will depend on having a file named "index" in your directory. With this change you will be able to see that file name in your site content view.

Your Dashboard in mobile and tablet view

Even these "fixed" items can shift depending on how you are viewing the site. In tablet view, the top menu items will condense and the "My Content" link will fall under the menu icon. In mobile view, the menu icon will shift to the left hand corner of your screen.

While some of the items under my menu icons may differ from yours, the behavior of the fixed items should mirror what you see.