Website Improvement

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It’s Calendar Prime Time

Categories: Evolve

We reviewed last year’s calendar use and found some interesting results. Calendar Traffic Spiked the First Week of School Each UND calendar event typically receive about 6,000 pageviews per week but spiked to almost 15,0000 pageviews the first week of the fall 2018 semester. Our students are engaged the first week of school and want […]

1 Year Anniversary of Program Finder

Categories: Evolve

UND’s Program Finder provides prospective students a central location to explore all academic programs offered at UND. Since launch, web inquiries increased 386% for undergraduate programs and 138% for graduate programs. The Program Finder also won an Award of Excellence at the 25th Annual Communication Awards and has attracted the attention of several higher ed […]

mStoner is Talking About Us

Categories: Evolve

We’re proud of our work and mStoner is too. Take a moment to read the case study about the UND website redevelopment project. Read UND’s case study >>  

R.I.P. Department Org Charts

Categories: Deploy

We need your help. As we move through Wave 4, we are noticing a desire to have the new website organized the way UND is structured. We are hearing, “we report to XXX now, so we need our site moved.” Our reporting structure and unit names change often. This doesn’t mean our website should be renamed and reorganize […]

Our New “Front Door” to Programs

Categories: Evolve

Fall (September and October) is prime time for recruitment and our new program finder is exceeding expectations. Here’s what we’re noticing: 71% Spike in PDF Downloads The program finder allows users to generate a program fact sheet (PDF) for each program. Every PDF download costs us $0.02. Downloads went up so dramatically in September that […]

Good News – We Have a News Archive

Categories: Deploy

Thanks to our awesome library staff, we have a news archive in Scholarly Commons. It includes all UND RSS articles in OmniUpdate dating back to 2011. Check it out at https://commons.UND.edu/news-archive/. We set up this archive because using our website as historical archive is “bad news”. Here’s why: Search engines (Google/Bing) like fresh sites with […]

UND's Leaders in Action

Making Waves

Categories: Deploy

UND's Leaders in Action

We continue to learn and improve as we mark the two month anniversary of Wave 1 and launch Wave 2. New Leaders in Action Site A new Leaders in Action story telling site launched August 2. It features 12 current students and recent alumni who are living our story. Individual stories have a unique URL, […]

Month 1 Checkup

Categories: Deploy

In one short month, our new website is attracting more students than ever before and exceeding quality standards. 1,454 New Leads New visitors are coming to our site. They learn, they trust and they complete a request more information form. A prospective student (lead) is born. Since launch, our undergraduate leads are up 84% and […]

Bring Back A-Z!!!

Categories: Deploy

We continue to receive feedback on the new website. The top request (51 of 127 form submissions) was bring ‘back the A-Z Index.’ This was expected but the level of hostility by some was not. Past data proves the A-Z Index was highly used by internal audiences. However, mStoner, the higher education website professionals assisting […]