T4 User Guide

Terminal Four (T4) is UMass Dartmouth's web content management system. This guide will help you use T4 to update your web content.

Before you begin

You must have a T4 account, with access set for your particular web site. To begin this process, contact Don King, the university's Webmaster: dking@umassd.edu.

Access is jointly managed by the web team and by CITS Access Management—so it may take a day or two for your account to be created.

If you are planning a new site, please contact the Web Development team, so we can collaborate with you on initial site development.

Contributors and moderators

Contributors are able to make content updates on your web site's pages. Both students and staff may have contributor access to a site.

In addition to making content updates, moderators are also able to approve updates for publication. Moderators are directly responsible for the content of their web sites; this role is therefore limited to faculty, staff, and administrators. No students may have the moderator role.

Log in to T4 and get started

Once your account has been created, you can log in to T4.


Please read through the introductory and basic sections in this user guide, so you will be familiar with T4 before beginning to make content updates.

It is critical that you understand the implications of inadvertently deleting sections—there are some mistakes which cannot be reversed after the fact!

It's a good idea to experiment with some of the basic features without the pressure of having to make an update on a deadline. Begin by practicing how to:

  • find the correct section to update
  • use the text editor to modify content
  • add items to the media library
  • approve content (if you are a moderator)

It's also important to be aware of our guide for web writing and our standards for web images.