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Request for portal information

I have put together a Google form to collate information about what institutions are using what portals. If you're willing to contribute, I appreciate it. The information is open to all. …Continue

Tags: data, gathering, information, portal

Started Jun 7, 2011

CampusEAI MyCampus Portal
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I'm trying to get the skinny on MyCampus from any school willing to share. It has a "grant" process, which seems to be a necessity as its prices pre-grant are exorbitant. They claim the grant…Continue

Tags: snooping, vendor, portal

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Hernandez Sep 28, 2011.

Portal Support
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One of the criteria we're evaluating Portal Product/Vendors on is the support structure and quality of support for different channels. I would really appreciate any feedback on the following that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Alana Riley Jan 21, 2011.

Does "build" versus "buy" make sense for portals?
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I'm in a little bit of a fugue state with regard to our search for a Portal solution. Based on my research, it seems like one of the primary functions a portal provides is to bring content from…Continue

Tags: build, or, buy, requirements, management

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael A. Smith Oct 6, 2010.

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Gregory Hernandez replied to Michael A. Smith's discussion CampusEAI MyCampus Portal
"Come on people, spill the beans. LOL. We are looking at CampusEAI for their SSO solution (because it seems it'd be faster way to get that done) and I'm afraid some here may look at their "portal" and not pursue a more integrated…"
Sep 28, 2011
Jared Pereira replied to Michael A. Smith's discussion CampusEAI MyCampus Portal
"We are currently using MyCampus portal here. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the CMS that they offer as well. Any information would be extremely helpful. You can also email me at jared.pereira@purchase.edu.   Cheers!"
Sep 28, 2011
Michael A. Smith posted a discussion

Request for portal information

I have put together a Google form to collate information about what institutions are using what portals. If you're willing to contribute, I appreciate it. The information is open to all. http://goo.gl/9ki1X Best regards,MichaelSee More
Jun 7, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Cory Watson's discussion Is Drupal a Viable Enterprise System?
"I don't know Banner, but I believe it. The ERP/SIS space is inherently painful. -Mike"
May 18, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Cory Watson's discussion Is Drupal a Viable Enterprise System?
"That's quite a loaded claim, and one I vehemently disagree with. What's your definition of "enterprise ready"?"
May 18, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"Hi, Justin,   I have to respectfully disagree with some of what you said, in practice if not in principle: I guess that depends on each individual college. What's really important here is that ownership of information does not fall neatly…"
May 10, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Michelle Tarby's discussion Mark your calendars for HighEdWeb Rochester, June 27
"Dear Ning: Where is the like button? Love, Michael"
May 7, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Marnie Loewen's discussion Intranet on your campus?
"Do you have a problem definition or list of requirements? There are a lot of terms like intranet, portal, and document management system that crop up and really mean different things to different people."
May 7, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"I just caught this: Please do not get tempted by Adobe Contribute. It may sound like exactly what you're seeking, but it will not make your life easier. We switched from Contribute two years ago after a painful three years with it. If you find…"
May 7, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"I'm always ancy about changing people's roles, even in a controlled way. There will probably be some organizational discomfort no matter how you do it, but it's bound to be better than having one team or person responsible for all the…"
May 7, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"It depends on your CMS. For example, in our CMS, Plone, a global search is trivial, but a search-and-replace on the editable part of articles would require an experienced Python developer to step into the back-end. On the other hand, it's never…"
May 7, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Michael Matzkin's discussion Should we convert to a content management system?
"A CMS comes with its own grab bag of problems to consider. You'll have to have individual departments determine who is responsible for maintaining their content, and make sure they're in charge of it (put it in their job descriptions).…"
May 6, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Alana Riley's discussion Datatel Colleague & Portal Integration
"Hi, Lauren,   Sorry, I can see in retrospect why that could be confusing. When I said we are a Datatel school, I meant we use Datatel as our SIS. We haven't committed to a portal project yet.   -M"
Mar 15, 2011
Michael A. Smith replied to Alana Riley's discussion Datatel Colleague & Portal Integration
"Lauren, ...and I'm curious to know if you eliminated uPortal for a reason, or if you never had it on your list. We're down to CampusEAI and uPortal at the moment."
Mar 15, 2011
Liz Owens Boltz replied to Michael A. Smith's discussion CampusEAI MyCampus Portal
"Hi Michael,   We've worked with CampusEAI for a couple of years now -- I'm not the project lead, but could give you some insight and get you in touch with key people here who have worked with them more directly.  Just shoot me an…"
Mar 11, 2011
Patty replied to Michael A. Smith's discussion CampusEAI MyCampus Portal
"you are right - initially looking for a SSO solution, but the portal has morphed into an environment that supports collaboration, communities, etc. as well as content integration with the ERP."
Mar 11, 2011

Profile Information

Employer?
Nazareth College
Website:
http://www.naz.edu
Personal Website:
http://smith-li.com
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
Software Development, Project Management, Web Development
What CMS are you using?
Plone
What department or office are you in?
Information Technology Services
Primary Job Responsibility
Manage the College's Web infrastructure and developer resources to provide reliable development and hosting for multiple concurrent projects in support of internal and external needs.
Number of students at your institution
3000

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At 3:21pm on January 24, 2011, Terry Boehmker said…

MICHAEL,

As you suggested, I created a conglomerate tracker in Google Analytics to get combined data on several sites/profiles. I created one combining 2 websites, and it does collect the combined data. But I need some direction on the additional code you mentioned to display the names of the different sites/domains.

I looked through the GA website trying to find that additional code, but I can't seem to locate it. 

Can you tell me where to find it?    

Thanks,

TERRY BOEHMKER
Web Editor
Northern Kentucky University 
boehmkert1@nku.edu

 

At 12:41pm on September 28, 2010, Rachel Reuben said…
All fixed. Thanks :)
 
 
 

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