myportal.evms.edu permanently replace info.evms.edu on Aug 5th

Marketing and Communications / Web Technologies has worked extensively with all departments to migrate content from http://info.evms.edu to https://myportal.evms.eduAfter August 5th, you will no longer be able to access  http://info.evms.edu; therefore, if you have any content, documents or information that needs to be retained for the future, please retrieve before then. Please take a few minutes TODAY to thoroughly review your departmental pages on http://info.evms.edu to ensure all of your content has been migrated or preserved on our new private site.

Should you have any questions or require any assistance, please fill out a support ticket  at http://blogs.evms.edu/webhelp/ and we will be happy to assist you.

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Scheduled Downtime For https://myportal.evms.edu/

On Sunday, July 28, Web Technologies will be performing server upgrades to https://myportal.evms.edu which may cause intermittent availability of the private site between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Campus Website Update Meeting Held June 3, 2013

Web Technologies held its monthly update meeting today in Hofheimer Hall Auditorium. Topics covered and associated documents are below:

Our next Campus Website Update Meeting will be held July 1, 2013, at 3 p.m. in Hofheimer Hall Auditorium.

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SEO Tip – Help get your pages found

ALT Tags and Image Files

  • Keywords – the words typed into search engines to find information
  • ALT Tags – Words associated with an image on a webpage. A description of the image.
  • Benefits of ALT Tags:
    - If the image is broken for some reason the ALT text will be displaye
    - Page readers for visually impaired users will be able to describe the image
    - Helps people find your pages
  • TerminalFour Site Manager Media Library – Add ALT takes by filling in the description of a piece of media when you upload or modify it in the media library. Limit your descriptions to 20 words or less.

Friendly URLs:

  •  A web address that is easy to read and includes words that describe the content of a webpage. It is easy to remember and helps describe a page to search engines.
  • A well written URL will be both easy to remember and search engine friendly.
  • TerminalFour Site Manager Section Names – TerminalFour uses the section name to create your pages’ URLs. Keep this in mind when naming your sections.
  • Short URLs – Although sometimes convenient, consider the impact your short URL will have on Search Engine results for your pages.
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TerminalFour Site Manager moved to new server

TerminalFour Site Manager has been moved to a new server: 198.101.206.239/terminalfour. You can access the server using www.evms.edu/t4. Please be sure to clear your web browser’s cache to clear the old IP address.

  • In Firefox – Select Tools/Clear Recent History. Then follow the on screen instructions
  • In Internet Explorer – Select Tools/Delete Browsing History. Then follow the on screen instructions.
  • For other browsers, check the Help menu.

If you have bookmarked any pages/content in Site Manager, they will have to be reset to the new IP address.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact us at www.evms.edu/webhelp or webmaster@evms.edu if you have questions or concerns.

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Helpful Hint When Updating Webpages

When you update a web page, it may be necessary to clear your browsing history to see your changes. To do this, follow these steps:

In Firefox – Select Tools/Clear Recent History. Then follow the on screen instructions
In Internet Explorer – Select Tools/Delete Browsing History. Then follow the on screen instructions.

For other browsers, check the Help menu. Let me know if this works.

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We held our most recent Website Campus Update Meeting on April 22, 2013. The following topics were discussed:

Please touch base with your department Point of Contact for more details. Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2013, from 3 – 4 p.m. in Hofheimer Hall Auditorium. We will be discussing the Faculty/Staff directory. All are welcome to attend.

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Overview of April 8 Campus Update Meeting

We held our most recent Website Campus Update Meeting on April 8, 2013. The following topics were discussed:

  • Web Technologies Help Ticket System
  • Updates on EVMS Directory including answers to most common issues raised by departments
  • Process for getting Web Technologies assistant to migrate content to the new Private Site
  • Overview of upcoming Private Site functionality
  • Upcoming Training Sessions and discussion of topics to be covered
  • Upcoming Campus Update Meetings
  • Questions & Answers

Please see your department representative for more details on these topics.  Our next meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 22, 2013, from 3 – 4 p.m. in Hofheimer Hall Auditorium.

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Web Technologies Adds Trouble Ticket System

Web Technologies has added a Trouble Ticket System to better assist TerminalFour Site Manager users maintain their web pages. Links to the Trouble Ticket System can be found on the Web Technologies landing pages for both the public and private websites.

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Web Technologies Launches New Private Website

The new EVMS intranet site is live. To log in, go to myportal.evms.edu and use your Novell network credentials. For a video tour of the site, click here.

Known as MyPortal, the site was custom built to help staff, faculty, students and residents find the internal resources they need and accomplish tasks more efficiently and effectively. MyPortal borrows from the design of the new public website, offering simplified navigation and providing information about each department in a uniform manner. Here are a few more benefits of MyPortal:

  • The entire site is searchable from any department, using key words.
  • Calendar and news features provide information intended exclusively for an internal audience.
  • Links are available to software applications users access daily, such as BlackBoard and the Time and Attendance System as well as myEVMS..

MyPortal can be accessed off campus using your network credentials. Over the next few months, MarComm and department content editors will continue to expand MyPortal content. The current intranet site, info.evms.edu, will remain available during that time. Once the transition is complete — expected sometime this summer — the old site will be phased out.

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