Website Improvement

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Annual Program Finder Audit

Categories: Evolve

Marketing is conducting an annual Program Finder audit. UND’s Program Finder is the #1 place prospective students go to learn about academic offerings, attracting nearly 1.8 million external visitors in 2020. Its critical program page content is up-to-date and we need your help reviewing program page content. Complete the Audit Refer to the Program Finder […]

OmniUpdate Unavailable April 6th, 2021

Categories: Evolve

UND’s content management system (OmniUpdate OU Campus) will be unavailable on Tuesday, April 6 for an update to Version 11 and migration to a new server.  Public facing websites will remain available, but the back end will not be able to be edited during the maintenance time.  Exact maintenance times are being determined but it […]

Using the Events Listing Snippet

Categories: Evolve

The UND Calendar is the master calendar used to promote university events. Most event clicks come from audience-specific event embeds across the UND website, rather than visits to the calendar itself. Here are some examples of where event lists are embedded on the UND website directly from the master calendar using snippets: Info For Current […]

Naming & Resizing Images for Web

Categories: Evolve

When placing images on the web, it’s important to be thoughtful about the size and file name given to the photo used. The image guidelines created by the UND Web Team ensures the user experience is optimized for both desktop and mobile devices, and that organization is maintained within OmniUpdate by using straightforward naming conventions. […]

More People Listing Snippet Improvements

Categories: Evolve

UND launched a revised people listing snippet that is more accurate and less work for web managers to maintain their Contact Us pages. The new snippet is called “People Listing, Auto by IDM” and is a hybrid of the Manual People Listing and Auto From Directory snippets. The snippet automatically creates a people listing based […]

People Listing Snippet Improvement

Categories: Evolve

The UND Directory hosts individual profiles of faculty and staff. All employees have the ability to update their profile by listing their specialties, biography, education, list of publications etc. This information is easily picked up by search engines like Google. It is also used by Marketing & Communications to pitch experts to the media, generate […]

OmniUpdate Analytics

Categories: Evolve

OmniUpdate (OU) has gadgets that allow users to view their site analytics without having to go through Google Analytics. Page Analytics OmniUpdate Page Analytics are available to all site users in Gadgets. Users can pull page-specific data and information with specified timeframes including: Number of page visitors and new page visitors Page views and unique […]

Academic Catalog Snippet Improvement

Categories: Evolve

There are several places on the UND website where information is pulled directly from the current academic catalog (hosted in a software called CourseLeaf): Department websites use the ‘Course Display’ snippet to auto-pull the course name, number of credits and short course descriptions The Program Finder ‘Courses You Could Take’ section displays six selected course […]

UND Calendar is Upgrading to New Look

Categories: Evolve

The UND Events Calendar at calendar.UND.edu will update to a new theme on December 21, 2020. This date was chosen to align with the semester break when calendar and website traffic decreases. All features you use when submitting an event will remain the same. The main difference is the new theme is image heavy to draw attention […]

Update on COVID-19 Alerts

Categories: Evolve

Demand for COVID-19 notifications across the UND website is strong. To quickly address needs, we issued a post on how to use the available alert snippet. The alert snippet is a universally accepted color system used to report technical issues for systems such as Blackboard, Campus Connection etc. After consultation with UIT, it was determined […]