The Bentley University website is a major vehicle for presenting our campus to the world. As such, all official Bentley University websites must meet certain standards for style and formatting, and the information contained within them should be kept up to date. Websites must adhere to existing laws and policies governing acceptable use of information technology resources and brand standards. The university retains the right to revise or delete websites that do not meet acceptable use guidelines or the standards outlined in this policy.
Copyrighted material must not appear on any web page without the permission of and an acknowledgment to the copyright holder. University websites may link to social networks. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for applicable icons.
With the exception of sites with approved contractual obligations or business agreements, advertising is not permitted on Bentley University websites. Examples include the Bentley Athletics website, which is outsourced to Presto; the Bentley Dining Services website, which is managed by Sodexo; and the Bentley Bookstore website, overseen by Barnes and Noble. The Bentley Library and the Academic Technology Center are also on their own servers.
Web pages displaying or soliciting restricted and/or sensitive data, such as Social Security and credit card numbers, must be hosted on a secure web server and use an encrypted HTTPS communication protocol. For information on security issues, see Policies and Procedures.
Bentley's website www.bentley.edu brands the university and provides a range of audiences with details on our academic programs, faculty and research initiatives, and employment opportunities. The internal MyBentley sites offer operational information on administrative departments and student organizations. A standard template with the university's colors and fonts is used for all Bentley web pages. To add e-commerce to your site for an internal audience (students and faculty), contact your key user, who will work with Administrative Computing on a Banner solution. To add e-commerce for an external audience, email Financial Operations.
Bentley's Digitial Engagement and Content and Communication departments develop and manage the university's websites. Using a wide variety of technologies, the sites are developed and maintained with high performance and content-integration goals. Content and Communication editors copyedit web pages, create web images, secure photographs, render designs, convert documents for electronic publication, and assist in writing content. We create and update design and content standards for Bentley’s web pages to ensure high quality and adherence to university policy and strategic initiatives.
SiteCheck is used to locate all broken links, spelling errors and accessibility issues, keep track of web documents and media files, assign responsibility for different areas of the website to different persons, and to send automatic error reports to the responsible editor.
We are transitioning the website to Drupal, an open source content management platform. If you see information on www.bentley.edu that needs to be updated or changed, please email email@example.com for editorial help.
Drupal training sessions are scheduled twice a month, or as needed, in the library training room; email firstname.lastname@example.org for session times and or questions.
Need a design refresh, new graphics or functionality, web profiles, a form, or new content for your website? Email GA_webpublishing@bentley.edu.