Weekly Web Updates – October 30, 2017

Phone numbers in Banner are now stored in the E164 format. For the Online Directory, the number will appear in the local format of the country it’s from. For US phone numbers, that is (###) ###-####. The numbers are now linked in the Directory and clicking on them will initiate a phone call on your mobile device, machine-connected headset, or application like Skype or FaceTime.

If a third-party application reads information from the Directory to display contact information, as our Drupal sites and Kurogo mobile application do, the number will appear in the correct formation, but may not include a link.


Fixes and Tweaks

  • Updated the name of the Department of Japanese Studies in the print export of the Course Catalog and changed the markup so that it is better at retaining formatting when copied into Word.

Ongoing Work

  • Creating a new website for the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
  • Creating a new automatically generated course catalog.
  • Building out the configuration of our CAS servers in Chef, which is a configuration management system. We have already completed this work for our Drupal, WordPress, MediaWiki, GO, Omeka, and the Course Catalog services.
  • Upgrading the Drupal sites for the Davis programs, Dining Menus, and Museum of Art to Drupal 8.

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