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Weekly Web Updates – November 7, 2016

We have added an Office365 Embed Shortcode plugin to our WordPress sites that can be used to embed documents stored on that service. We also have a Google Docs Shortcode plugin available.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • We reverted the Drupal media 7.x-2.0-beta3 upgrade from last week after reports of conflicts with the WYSIWYG editor in certain configurations. We’ll conduct further testing and upgrade when these issues are resolved.
  • Added a checkbox on the Event content type in the Middlebury Drupal site that allows editors in the Sustainability section of the site to determine whether the event should appear on their homepage.
  • Late on Wednesday evening, a system update added a default configuration file to several of our web servers that conflicted with our custom version of the file and caused a service interruption. We’ve updated our configuration to guarantee these two files are no longer in conflict and our custom version is loaded second, ensuring its settings are applied.
  • Fixed an issue with the Cite extension in MediaWiki by loading it from the core extensions path.
  • Added Ukraine as a map option in the David Projects for Peace site’s homepage feature.

Ongoing Work

  • A small redesign of the Middlebury News Room to bring it more inline with the newsletter.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS, GO, MediaWiki, and Course Catalog servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal and WordPress environments.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Populating mailing lists in the MyEmma email system from Banner.
  • Providing Course Hub access for Schools Abroad courses.

Mac Wireless Login

Tired of plugging in Ethernet to update your computer password?  Want to log into a Mac for the first time, but don’t have Ethernet handy?

Middlebury College loaner laptops and Windows 7 laptops have been able to log into the MiddleburyCollege wireless network at the login screen for months.  You will soon be able to do the same from your college-owned Macintosh.  Watch for changes to your login screen, as pictured below.

wi-fi_login_window

If you have any questions, please contact the helpdesk at X2200 or create a Helpdesk ticket.

Weekly Web Updates – October 31, 2016 🎃 👻 😱

Our WordPress sites now support embedding media from the Panopto pilot project, after enabling a plugin.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Fixed an issue in the MiddCORE email subscription widget that prevented it from notifying site admins of new subscribers.
  • Added MyEmma to the list of domains allowed in the iframe shortcode for Drupal.
  • Resolved several issues with the process that syncs groups lists between the Active Directory and Drupal related to empty groups.
  • The search results page on our Drupal sites can now display results from any of a set of whitelisted custom search engines, allowing us to, for example, show results from the newsroom archive search on the main results page.

Ongoing Work

  • A small redesign of the Middlebury News Room to bring it more inline with the newsletter.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS, GO, MediaWiki, and Course Catalog servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal and WordPress environments.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Populating mailing lists in the MyEmma email system from Banner.
  • Providing Course Hub access for Schools Abroad courses.

Weekly Web Updates – October 24, 2016

New! Instructors can now provision Google Apps folder via the Course Hub.Google Apps folders in Course Hub

We have added the Sydney WordPress theme as a theme option. We removed the Trevilian way theme, which was not in use and had a few issues.

Updates

Fixes and Tweaks

  • When you see the “Authorization Required” message on forms.middlebury.edu or forms.miis.edu, the page title will now match the title of the page you were trying to reach.
  • The Sustainability site now has drop-down menus for its top navigation.
  • The Online Donor Roll is now displaying information from FY 2017. Additionally, donor names are only printed once on each list.
  • Updated the destination of the Bread Loaf School of English inquiry form.
  • Links in the “Related Links” section of news stories on the Middlebury Drupal site will now open in a new window or tab.
  • The “Faculty” link in the Middlebury School of the Environment site navigation will now read “People”.

Ongoing Work

  • Building out the configuration of our CAS, GO, MediaWiki, and Course Catalog servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal and WordPress environments.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.
  • Populating mailing lists in the MyEmma email system from Banner.
  • Providing Course Hub access for Schools Abroad courses.

Google Apps now available through the Course Hub

We are pleased to announce that instructors can now create Google Apps folders for their classes via the Course Hub. The following short video shows the process:

The Course Hub will create the class folder and share it with the instructors, students, and audits groups for your course section. The Hub also makes it easy to set the default role for students/audits: either “Reader” which can only view documents and files or “Writer” which allows students/audits to create and upload documents and files.

As recently announced, we hope to provide a similar integration for Office 365/OneDrive in the coming months.