A workflow is a series of steps that content must go through before it can be created, edited, copied, moved, renamed, and/or deleted by users in Cascade CMS. Once a workflow reaches a step resulting in no further action, the workflow is complete—the item is no longer considered “in workflow” and is returned to a normal state.

How to Submit Content in Cascade

Authors and Approvers

  1. When you are done editing, click the blue Preview Draft button at the top. If the page looks the way you want, then click the blue Submit button, followed by Check Content and Submit.

  2. Results from the spellcheck, link check, and accessibility check will be displayed. Fix any issues that are shown. When ready, click the blue checkmark button.

  3. On the next screen you will click Start Workflow in the top-right.

  4. One of your site approvers will now need to approve the submission.

For authors, this is the last step. Approvers, however, have a few more steps.

Approver Additional Steps

Approvers must approve their own submissions.

  1. After choosing Start Workflow, the page will reload. You will now need to choose Assign this step to me, in the left-middle of the screen. (This step is the same as when you approve submissions from authors, see below.) 

  2. You must now click Approve. If this step is not completed, submissions do not reach the Digital Team for review.

If you aren't sure if the content was submitted correctly, just check the My Workflows widget on your dashboard. If you have submissions pending, they will be listed there. A pink Waiting icon means that the workflow is waiting for your action. Items without the pink Waiting icon are still in workflow, but do not need any action from you. 

Workflow Video Overview

Watch a video on working with workflow personnel pages from our Cascade CMS Advanced training course.

Note: An IUP login is required to watch this Microsoft Streams video.

Don't Miss a Submission

Ask your site's authors to include an @[your username] comment when they submit an item. You'll receive an email notice about it.

To Review the Submission

  1. Click on the workflow item.

  2. Choose Assign this step to me (in the left-middle of the screen).

  3. Click on the item icon under Asset in workflow. The submitted content will load.

    • If you want to see what changed, click on the More link at upper right, then choose Compare with current. The page will show markup indicating original and changed text.

  4. You can then click your web browser’s Back button to return to the main workflow page. From here, choose one of the Available Actions:

    • Approve: Submits the content without changes to the Digital Team for publishing.

    • Edit: Opens the item for further editing. It can then be submitted normally.

    • Request Changes from Owner: Sends the item back to the previous person in workflow. A “Comments” window will open for you to include an @username message explaining what needs fixed. This message will be sent to the submitted ONLY if you include @username (their IUP username)

The “Workflow in progress” window also shows the history of this item’s workflow.

Learn More

Workflow Steps

A step is an individual moment in a workflow where one or more actions are available. Certain steps have step owners—users or groups responsible for advancing the workflow to the next step by choosing an action.

Learn more about Workflow Steps in the Cascade Knowledge Base.

Workflow Actions

Workflow steps are linked by actions, creating pathways from an initial step to a final step. While system and edit steps will each only have one action, transition steps require user intervention and will typically have multiple actions to choose from such as approve, reject, or edit.

Learn more about Workflow Actions in the Cascade Knowledge Base.