Search.umn.edu Soft Launch Update

October 21, 2016

It's been two weeks since the soft launch or search.umn.edu, so it's a good time for an update.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed feedback, it's been informative for us.

The main issue has been needing to search a complete name to get the desired result.

Unfortunately this isn't something we can adjust, but there are some other ways to:

  • use the wildcard character (*)
    • ex: Brad* (results will include Brad, Bradford, Bradley...etc)
  • search by Internet ID
  • use the left filters to narrow results between campuses, student/faculty/staff

Issues brought up in feedback that have been fixed:

  • print stylesheet is working
  • "how to suppress information" copy has been adjusted
  • text on using the wildcard character (*) has been added to "no people results" copy

We welcome more feedback, so please let us know through the form or the group as you have questions.

Some things we can adjust, or look into.

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