What's New?

  • Use the Classic View interface. The other interface is called "Smart UI", it should not be used.

  • Use any web browser: In the new version of RedDot (OpenText), you can use any web browser including Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

  • Your content is all there: The interface has changed a little, but all your content is the same and unchanged.

  • Interface is updated, but it's not radically different: If you've used RedDot before, you'll find most of it very familiar.

  • It's faster: The application runs faster in general.

The Login Screen

Login at the usual location. You'll see that the login page has an updated look:

RedDot login screen

Standard "SmartEdit" Page View

Once logged in using your netid and password, the interface looks a lot like it has in the past. The red dots associated with the standard content areas of the page are just the same as they have been.

Edit content using the Text Editor

The process for editing and publishing pages is similar to the way it has been. You may get the message shown below when opening the text editor. You can dismiss this message by simply clicking the "x". Although the editor interface looks slightly different, it works the same way. The buttons in the editor serve the same functions as they did in the previous version of RedDot.

Reddot Editor message

The Publish Panel

Once you click the Publish icon, the Publish Panel opens. It looks a little different from the old publish window, but the text on it and the way it functions is exactly the same. You'll simply click the Publish button on the bottom of the panel. Once you've clicked the Publish button, it will still take less than a minute for the page to be posted to the live website.

The RedDot Publish panel displays options for publishing a RedDot page


Next Steps

Give the new system a try. If you run into any issues, open a Web Services help ticket and a Web Services representative from OCM (the Office of Communications and Marketing) will respond and provide assistance.