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BigTree / DePauw Web

DePauw academic department and administrative department web content is housed within the BigTree Content Management System (CMS). Authorized content editors will find some helpful answers below. Need an account? Click the button to the left.

Where can I find general help on BigTree?

Check out our BigTree Training.

How do I link to a PDF file or other resource I uploaded to BigTree?

See the BigTree working with documents video.

How do I add an image to the Content section in BigTree?

See the BigTree working with images video.

How do I crop an image for a footer callout or module?

BigTree will help you if an image needs to be cropped to fit in the available area. See this video for how to crop with BigTree.

How do I make a clickable link that emails someone?

Check out the how-to on How to Insert an Email Link.

Can I embed a video into a BigTree page?

Yes! Here's a video how.

How do I add alternate text to an image and why is it important?

Check out the video how-to on Alternate text on images in BigTree 4x.

How do I use the new Flexible 1-3 Image Callout?

Check out the video how-to on inserting up to three images or video links into your page using the Flexible 1-3 Image callout.

How do I make an accordion on my page?

Check out the video how-to on you can use an "Accordion" Callout to temporarily hide page content until a visitor clicks to display it.

I'm missing the Edit and Archive icons in the BigTree Admin screen. Or the icons don't look like they did in our training session.

Ensure that your browser isn't zoomed in or out. See the below screenshot for help:

Firefox Menu - Zoom

I created a new page in BigTree in the wrong location. How do I move it?

Unfortunately you can't move a page. You'll have to archive it & delete it and then create the page in the correct spot.

The address/URL to the page I just created is really long. How do I fix it?

  • Edit the page in question in the BigTree admin screen.
  • Click on the SEO tab
  • Edit the text on the URL Route line.
  • (Please note: do not use spaces or special characters in your new URL. Use a dash or an underscore if you need to place space between words.)

The Faculty/Staff List of my Interdisciplinary Department doesn't list one of our faculty/staff members.

Email Web Services with the faculty/staff's full name, e-mail address and what interdisciplinary department they should be listed on. We'll add them and let you know when the work has been completed.

My room, phone, title, or department isn't correct in the faculty/staff directory.

Contact Human Resources to have this updated.

Why is page title important?

Watch the Page Title video for why it's important and how to update it in BigTree.