Website Improvement

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UND's Leaders in Action

Making Waves

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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

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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!!!

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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 […]

Week 1 Anniversary

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It’s been a week since Wave 1 launched with 3,924 pages. Nearly 100 faculty and staff submitted feedback which is helping us identify areas for improvement.

Revised Timeline

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We’ve reached the critical point in the migration phase where we are spending our opportunity cost. Simply put, the time we are spending to polish the migration script is dipping into our time to manually optimize content. By the end of this week, we will consider the migration script good enough. Because we spent months working […]

The Hiccup

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As announced in the Provost Forum, content migration (phase 4 in the timeline) is not going according to plan. A custom migration script was written to pick up content on our current site and move it to our new site. We know certain pieces of our current site such as navigation files, images and special […]

Stick to the Plan

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If you’ve attended a wave launch session, you know this entire project tricky. As Run-DMC says, “it’s tricky, tricky, tricky.” Even in the best of circumstances, moving to a new website is tedious and cumbersome. The only thing that can make migration smoother is planning and sticking to the plan. That’s why we’re not seeking […]

Where Are You?

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Our people are our greatest assets. Our faculty are some of the most knowledgeable and accomplished individuals in their respective fields. Our staff are highly dedicated professionals who contribute to the campus community. So, where are our people? UND Today highlights many stories but it isn’t feasible to tell everyone’s story. The retired Research Experts […]

See the New Templates in Action

Categories: Design

The New Year will bring us a new website and we’ve finally got working templates for you to see. 3 Big Changes Our new templates employ a number of best practices to increase usability. Chiefly, you’ll notice three major differences: Responsive – The site is programmed to detect the width of each user’s web browser […]