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How UND Exceeded Web Accessibility Goals

Categories: Evolve

Any recipient of federal money must make their digital technology accessible to people with disabilities. It’s the law. For the UND website, this means anyone should be able to interact with and learn from our website without barriers. We weren’t meeting the mark. UND uses Siteimprove, a paid service, to ensure pages in our content management […]

Do The Wave (again)

Categories: Evolve

With the website redevelop complete, we are starting over with a site-wide audit. Although huge strides have been made with the redesign, we’ve got work to do to ensure our website meets industry standard for performance and usability. SiteImprove The SiteImprove platform is used to monitor site-wide issues with accessibility, search engine optimization (SEO) […]

Great Websites Are Never Done

Categories: Evolve

Six years of minimal website maintenance dug the University of North Dakota’s web presence into a deep hole. Our last sitewide redesign was in 2010. Since then, everything digital changed. New technologies emerged, social media became part of our everyday lives and the mainstream adoption of smartphones all drastically changed user expectations. We needed a […]

New Way to Quickly Estimate Tuition and Fees

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The days of having one table that clearly describes UND’s tuition and fees are gone. Our differential tuition model is complex – changing based on major, residency, online or on-campus, number of credits, term etc. We had to use fine print to explain all the nuances. Presenting the cost of attending UND is now easier […]

A New Home for Student Organizations

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UND student organization websites have transitioned off Student org sites now live at, a hub that allows students to find 250+ student organizations, see events, keep up with news and interact with other students. It is a great resource that showcases the broad spectrum of UND student organizations to prospective students, current students […]