FAQ's About Urban Planet

What is Urban Planet?

Urban Planet is the Web Content Management System (CMS) that Minneapolis Public Schools uses to manage our district and school websites. Urban Planet is the only CMS sanctioned for use by the Communications Department. 

What is a Content Mangement System (CMS?)

A Content Management System (CMS) is software that allows individuals with limited technical expertise to edit content on a webpage without necessarily needing to know coding like HTML. 

How do I get access to Urban Planet? 

To gain access to Urban Planet, you must first take Web Accessibility Essentials Training on The Source. At the end of this training, you'll be linked to a Google Form which you can use to request access to Urban Planet. 

What browser should I use? 

Urban Planet CMS works best with Google Chrome on both Mac and PC platforms. 

How do I login to my site?

To login to a school or department, simply add /admin  to the homepage URL. For example, folwell.mpls.k12.mn.us/admin, or sheridan.mpls.k12.mn.us/admin.

What's the difference between a website and a webpage? 

A web page is smaller part of an entire website containing more specific information. A website is a collection of web pages. If a website is a book, than a web page is a single chapter in that book. 

Is there training offered?

Absolutely! Contact Sam Burgin (samuel.burgin@mpls.k12.mn.us) in the Communications Department to set up a group PD or one-on-one training session.