Choosing a CMS Selection Committee.

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Having been a part of a few Content Management System (CMS) selections for universities both as a committee member and as a vendor, I’ve learned a bit about selection committees. The typical process for selecting a CMS in higher education is:

WordPress, Google Analytics, and RavenTools. A killer combination.

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I love Google. There, I said it. I love the general direction they’re headed in even if I don’t like (sometimes loathe) how they organize their content and navigation. But add two other tools I love and now we have a killer combination of content delivery platform, analytics, and automated report generation. Perfect for faculty and staff and makes my …

NU Update Online Campus Maps

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For the past year my team and I have been working on replacing our outdated static campus map. On Friday April 4, 2014 we made our new online campus map available. This doesn’t sound quite as sexy as I’d like but it will mean a whole lot to the University over the next 5 years. Map Platform Requirements I dislike …

Norwich University Website Rebuild: update #3

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It occurs to me that I should probably give this project a name other than “University website  rebuild”. Bob comes to mind but… For now I’m going to refer to it as NUMedia because the project encompasses all different types of online media whereas the old site could barely handle HTML. So here’s the latest on the project. Tuesday Mar …

Building faculty profiles

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A little background on the current state of affairs. During the move to stabilize our sites (see Rebuilding a university website. Step one.) we moved legacy content to WordPress and didn’t take time to do a redesign. We just used the content and design we already had. The design isn’t responsive and there’s old code for a mobile site that’s so outdated …

Rebuilding a university website. Step one.

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I’m about to embark on a BIG construction project and I thought it would be fun to document it as I go. Plus I need a place to write down my thoughts – it helps me think and plan. So this post is the first in a series about my project – taking the Norwich University website from a boring brochure …