Communication Blog

Web Header Assets, Usability, Media Sources

February 2, 2016

The old version of the U's web header points to assets on a central web server ( that is offline from time to time when OIT makes server updates. We have a report on prospective student usability and two sources for photos and video.


Usability with Prospectives, Subscription Hub

November 17, 2015

We're going into the usability lab the first week of December with prospective students and parents. Submit your publications to the Subscription Hub.

Search, Driven to Discover, Subscription Hub, Photo Library, Maps

October 22, 2015

Pilot site testing and design for the U's new search interface is underway. Driven to Discover launched. Photo Library update.

Search Survey Results

September 24, 2015

In August, a survey was sent to a random sample of students, staff, and faculty on all campuses about the University's search and directories. Over 2,000 people responded (!).


Mobile Home Page, Search, Directory, TC Home Page

August 20, 2015

We've made some updates to the TC mobile home page recently, adding new links based on search terms and feedback. A link to the mobile site has also been added near the footer on the TC campus homesite.

Drupal Lite, Search, Directory, Maps, Events Calendar

July 14, 2015

Drupal Lite is being developed by OIT, update on the search and directory project, campus maps redesign progress, and the new Events Calendar is online.


Philanthropy and Digital Content Guide, MyU Communications Page

June 9, 2015

The UMF Digital Strategy and Communications team has prepared a digital giving guide to offer guidance on digital best practices related to philanthropy. And don't forget to check out the Communications and Marketing page on MyU.


Template Builder, Web Style Tiles

May 7, 2015

A U of M Template Builder for the Twin Cities campus is available to configure HTML for your website. Use the template builder to configure a branded header and footer for your website. Two web style tiles also make their debut.


Drupal Headers and Footers, MyU

April 20, 2015

The new web headers and footers are available for branding websites currently using the U's enterprise Drupal on the Twin Cities campus. A Communications and Marketing page is available in MyU.



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