Page Content

Web page content linked to the Fairmont State University web site is created and maintained by schools, colleges, and their academic departments; FSU administrative departments; and officially recognized organizations. All web page content and design is managed and facilitated by Web & Media Systems.

A "Contact Info" notice on most official Fairmont State web pages provides readers with an email link to the individual responsible for content appearing on that page. Viewers who wish to have additional information, or report content errors, are asked to email the the person listed in the Contact Info.


The following is a list of expectations for page owners and page content editors.

  • Page owners and page content editors must attend a training session (schedule through Web & Media Systems) on how to use the content management system before they begin editing in the system.
  • Page owners can assign content editors for their pages and must maintain a current list of these editors. Ultimately, page owners are responsible for the content of their pages.
  • Page owners should routinely monitor page content for grammar, spelling, accuracy and up-to-date information, this should be approximately once per month.
  • Page owners should update their pages regularly. Academic pages should be updated when the academic catalog is updated each year. Event and activity pages should reflect current information. Departmental pages should be verified at least once a semester.
  • The web team will temporarily disable pages that are found to contain inaccurate or inappropriate content. Once the issues are resolved, the pages will be re-enabled.
  • Page content editors must remove previous versions of files as they replace the files with newer versions. If an older version is not removed, it can still be found via the search feature on the website.
  • It is expected that all pages will have a look and feel that is consistent with Fairmont State style.

Publishing Guidelines

  • Web pages must comply with all applicable institution regulations, State laws and codes, and WV State College System rules and regulations.
  • Web pages must comply with all applicable United States copyright laws and licensing agreements.
  • Web pages may not be produced or used for personal gain or for public or private commercial purposes.
  • Web pages must not be offensive or obscene; they must not violate privacy laws.
  • All school, college, and major administrative department "home" pages must be linked to an appropriate institutional page and back to the institution's home page. Subsidiary academic and administrative departmental pages should be linked from the relevant college, school or department home page and back to the appropriate college, school or departmental home page.
  • Institutional and department web sites must physically reside on the Fairmont State web server and must comply with institutional policies.
  • Each distinct unit of web page content appearing on the Fairmont State web site, must provide an active email link to the office/person responsible for the that web content.
  • Appropriate use of the names Fairmont State and Fairmont State University, along with their logo(s) and seals, is the responsibility of the Fairmont State Office of Public Relations.
  • Information on Fairmont State University web pages is continually open to review. Violations of the guidelines will be referred to appropriate university officials as identified in current faculty, staff, and student handbooks.

All applicable U.S. copyright and trademark laws and Fairmont State publication guidelines must be followed.
Photographs, graphics, videos, audio, or text created by another person may not be placed on an official Fairmont State web page or faculty managed course web page, without first obtaining written permission of the artist or author.


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IT Blog

Partnership with WVNET to provide 24/7 Blackboard assistance

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:18am -- by Joanie Raisovich

We are excited to begin offering 24/7 Blackboard support for faculty and students through a partnership with WVNET. We have contracted with WVNET to supplement our current support by offering evening and weekend Blackboard assistance.

Please continue to contact the Teaching & Learning Commons during our normal business hours, and contact WVNET for assistance outside those hours. WVNET will be able to support Blackboard questions only; all other questions should be directed to the Teaching & Learning Commons as usual.

Change to Pierpont student email

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:57am -- by Joanie Raisovich

Please note that this information applies only to FSU faculty who also have Pierpont students in class. This change will not affect FSU student emails.

As of August 1, Pierpont IT moved their student email to Gmail. With that, Pierpont student emails changed from to If you use Blackboard to communicate with your students, you don’t need to do anything differently. 

Student email addresses added to Global Address List

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 9:34am -- by Joanie Raisovich

FSU student email addresses were replaced in the Global Address List (GAL) last Friday. By now, Outlook should have updated your GAL, and you should see those emails. If not, please see below.

How to update Outlook GAL

To manually update the GAL, please do the following.


Open Outlook and Click File in the upper left corner.


Choose Account Settings, and then Download Address Book.

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