The following chart is intended to clarify who has ownership of respective sites, as well as what level of support is available and what degree of branding is expected. For more details on site management, review Carleton’s web roles and responsibilities and website branding standards.

Site Type



Site Manager

Hosting Options

Official Carleton College (college departments, administrative offices, initiatives, services, profiles, directory, etc.)Tier 1Full support. Contact: Web Development (ITS) and CommunicationsSite owner, site author(s), ITS, CommsCarleton's institutional WordPress
Institutional web content hosted in an approved third-party tool*. Examples: Workday, OCS Student Portal in TerradottaTier 1Full support. Contact: Web Development (ITS) and CommunicationsSite owner, site author(s), ITS, CommsApproved third-party vendor or host
Faculty/staff professional directory page (in support of their role at Carleton)Tier 1Full support. Contact: Web Development (ITS) and CommunicationsFaculty or staff memberCarleton's institutional WordPress
Course and student ePortfolios (class projects, OCS blog, etc.)Tier 2Shared support (Moodle, WordPress, Omeka) / Self-support (Google Site, others). Contact: Academic Technology (ITS)Faculty member or designee, StudentsCarlSites, Google Sites, et al.
Shorter-term (5 years or less) grant or academic projectTier 2Shared support: Up to 3 hours (see ITS Service Catalog for details). Contact: Academic Technology (ITS)Grant recipient(s) and/or designeeCarlSites
Faculty/Staff/Student personal (unrelated to the individual’s role at Carleton)Tier 3Self-supportIndividualNon-Carleton
Institutionally-aligned student orgs, or those serving a community audience (e.g., CSA, SUMO)Tier 1Shared support. Contact: Web Development (ITS) and CommunicationsStudent org repsCarleton's institutional WordPress
All other student orgsTier 2Self-support. Contact: Student ActivitiesStudent org repsPresence
Alumni (class sites, etc.)Tier 1Full support. Contact: Web Development (ITS) and CommunicationsAlumni Relations OfficeCarleton's institutional WordPress

*Third-party tools and plugins need to be approved in consultation with ITS. They must have robust attention to data management and the company’s information security practices will be reviewed by the Information Security Officer during the evaluation stage.