Web Development Services provides an option to add a blog to a department website. If your department is interested in starting a blog, there are some things to consider:
- What would the purpose and goals of your blog be?
- Who would the audience of your blog be?
- Would you be able to dedicate the necessary time to keeping a blog updated regularly (at least 1 post per week recommended)?
The Professional Pages system is a directory of “profile” pages for faculty and staff of UVU. Faculty and staff members are encouraged to personalize and maintain their Professional Page to add details about their work experience and professional details, and to keep department, office, and phone information up-to-date and accurate.
Learn how to edit and maintain your Professional Page.
We know that our content contributors and site managers are pulled in many different directions, and that they often need some help with web site maintenance. Whether you are brand new to OU Campus, or just need a refresher in how to make a quick change to your site, we want you to find the help you are looking for.
If you’ve got a specific task that you’re trying to accomplish, such as inserting an image or linking to a PDF file, the new training tutorials are a quick way to find out how it’s done.
OU CAMPUS BASICS TRAINING
OU Campus is the system we use to create department websites, add pages to those sites, add images, link to documents, design our pages, and add functionality to our websites.
HTML BASICS TRAINING
Attend an HTML Basics Training session so that you can delve even further into customizing your department website.
- View the HTML Basics PowerPoint Presentation
CSS BASICS TRAINING
CSS works with HTML to allow for detailed fine-tuning of the look of websites. From fonts and colors, to placement and sizing.
- View the CSS Basics PowerPoint Presentation
WEB DEVELOPMENT BASICS
There are plenty of resources on the internet to help contributors get their feet wet in the world of web development, and we’ve hand-picked a few good places to get started.
Web Standards, Policies & Procedures
The public web at UVU is a centralized system governed by standards, policies, and procedures to maintain our brand, our image, and our content at the highest standards. Please return here often as new standards are put in place as technology and need change.
WEB STYLE GUIDES
The web style guides are documents put together by University Marketing & Communications to help focus the efforts on web issues in the area of styles. They are to help all web community members learn the styles and designs available and approved to use on the UVU public web systems. This includes styling and designs for mobile apps, mobile sites, responsive layouts, themes, etc. Color palettes, fonts, and other style elements are described in detail, making it easy for all site to remain within the standard brand.
If you need web style guidance, please contact University Marketing & Communications.
WEB POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
The UCC and SWAT have been working hard to put in place policies and procedures to govern the web at UVU. These have been listed here for your convenience. These will be added to as time goes on, so please keep informed of the new technology standards as they are approved.
WEB TECH GUIDES
Most of our tech guides are in the form of trainings available to UVU web community members. For those training materials, please visit the Training section of this site. More guides become available, they will be listed here.
WEB ACCESSIBILITY STANDARDS
The key principle of web accessibility is to increases the general usability of the web and lets people with or without disabilities to use websites according to their needs. It allows people with disabilities to do more things themselves, without relying on others.
WEB STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS
These Web Strategic Directions were adopted by the University Communications Committee on November 4, 2009.
ONE: CREATE AND MAINTAIN SUSTAINABLE WEB SITES AND SYSTEMS THAT ARE RELEVANT, CONSISTENT, ACCURATE AND COMPLIANT
- Foster regular accountability by refining the process to regularly review content, tools, and infrastructure
- Implement a series of required and optional trainings for various content stakeholders
- Create an online community that enhances the sharing of ideas and information among
- Institute a routine automated system for content validation and standardization
- Establish means of consistently and accurately publishing once to multiple places and platforms
TWO: ALIGN WEB SITES AND SYSTEMS WITH END-USER SATISFACTION VIA RESEARCH-BASED DECISION MAKING
- Conduct usability studies for specific audience segments
- Formally survey users and editors/content contributors
- Conduct focus groups for different audiences
- Create evaluation plan to assess web site usability and end-user satisfaction
- Better utilize and share current web statistics
THREE: SEEK OUT AND PROVIDE NEW COLLABORATIVE AND INTERACTIVE TOOLS THAT FOSTER A BROADER COMMUNITY FOCUS
- Reassess current collaboration tools (e.g., OmniUpdate, Blackboard, myUVUk…)
- Research Web 2.0 options
- Enhance and encourage use of calendaring & events tools
- Research best practices at other educational institutions
- Enable interaction between University web sites and social media applications
FOUR: PROMOTE AND ENABLE SELF-SUFFICIENCY AND INNOVATION AMONG THE UVU WEB COMMUNITY
- Proactively market currently available technology and tools
- Educate upper administrative content stakeholders (VPs, deans)
- Define and communicate roles regarding available web-related support services
- Create and provide new training opportunities that are timely and need-based
- Produce a “Did You Know” campaign about current and upcoming tools and resources
SUBMIT A SUPPORT TICKET
For help with simple web issues, such as but not limited to the following examples, please submit a support ticket.
- Broken Links
- OUCampus Questions
- Logging In to OUCampus
- Content Help
- Form Requests
- Broken Page or Layout
REQUEST GOOGLE ANALYTICS REPORT
Google Analytics is a powerful tool that can help you gain insight into the way your website is being used. To request a report from Google Analytics data, fill out the request form.
SITE OWNERS SYSTEM
The Site Owners System provides information about who owns, manages, and contributes to each website within uvu.edu. Access the Site Owners System to get details about your site.
SUBMIT A WEB PROJECT
If you would like help with a web-related project that will involve multiple pages of a site, such as but not limited to the following examples, you will need to submit a project request for each site.
- A New Website
- A Site Redesign
- New Site Functionality
- A Complex Form that requires routing and/or signatures
Once a project request is submitted, it is then prioritized by the University Communications Committee among all of Web Development Services’ additional projects. Once the project is prioritized to the top of Web Development Services’ project list, work on the project can begin.
We strongly recommend submitting a project as soon as your are aware of the need, as the project list for Web Development Services is significant and because of the prioritization process, we do not know when your project will reach the top of the list.
We also strongly recommend gathering as much information and detail about the project as possible ahead of time, so that when the project is prioritized at the top of the project list, Web Development Services can begin working promptly based on the information and content that you have gathered and provided.
When filling out the form, please provide as specific of a description as possible. In the “Project Description” field, also explain the University (and potentially community) wide impact that the project will have in order to help facilitate the prioritization process.