Communication Blog

Help Determine the U's Choice for a New Search Tool

February 21, 2018
As a communications or web professional, we need your input to understand what kinds of features might make the U's search better for people who want to find your content.
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Update Your Tabbed Search Results Pages!

February 8, 2018
The University is in the process of changing from the Google Search Appliance (the tool that runs search at the U) to a new tool. Once that change is made, tabbed search results will no longer function.
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Campus Climate and the Bias Response and Referral Network

January 25, 2018
How to amplify your content through campus climate communication channels and to promote the Bias Response and Referral Network

Search Replacement and Tabbed Search

January 3, 2018
At the end of 2018, Google will retire the Google Search Appliance (GSA), which means the University needs to find a replacement for our internal University web search results. Tabbed search will also be eliminated and units still using tabbed search should plan to update soon.
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Folwell Web Theme End-of-Year Status

December 18, 2017
Notes on the current status of web theme components.
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Branded Templates for Google Forms

....and for docs and slides.
December 8, 2017
Find out how to choose a maroon or gold branded Google form, doc, or slide.
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Folwell Web Theme Status

October 31, 2017
Work on the new TC web theme, called Folwell, is progressing. Read the blog for updates!
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Feedback Wanted for the TC Web Theme

September 27, 2017
Folwell, the Twin Cities web theme, has design and code ready for review for most Phase I components. Feedback is open from Sept. 27 through Oct. 11.
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UMN Search Demo and Lab

September 11, 2017
The old tabbed search layout for search results is being phased out and replaced by the U's new search results interface. University Relations and OIT are offering sporadic demonstrations of the new interface along with one-on-one assistance. The next session is next week on the 20th.
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New "Maps" Filter on Search

August 28, 2017
Just in time for the beginning of fall semester, the U's search interface now includes a filter for "Maps." We've also added more search results to the "News" filter.
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