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|New Knowledge Base |
A new menu link has been added to the Information Technology Services Web site which offers online technology support and documentation.
Until now there has not been one central Web location to visit for answers to technology questions.
- IT Services' how-to pages were scattered throughout the old IT Services Web site.
- eLearning support topics were only available from the eLearning landing page.
- IPFW students, faculty and staff often did not know where to look for information on the old IT Services Web site.
The Web conversion to dotCMS made a self-service knowledge base possible. This knowledge base is accesible through the new link.
Learn more about this project and future plans for the IT Services Knowledge Base
|Ensure Secure E-media Disposal |
In order to comply with Purdue's policy, IPFW staff, faculty and students who have media that contain sensitive or restricted university data must place them in an approved collection bin for destruction.
If you have hard drives or more removable media than what would fit in a paper box, you should contact the Help Desk (260-481-6030; firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to your visit in order to make special arrangements.
More detailed information about media disposal
The Freeze is Over
|dotCMS Has Been Upgraded |
Web content had been frozen while IT Services and University Relations and Communications(URC) worked to upgrade dotCMS, the open-source, enterprise-level Content Management System used by IPFW.
The freeze, initially, was to last for two weeks. A delay was caused by the necessity to set permissions for more than 200 groups with specific requirements. After a testing period where Web authors were able to work in the test environment, the new version was moved to production on Monday, April 25, 2011. Testing continued in the production environment and editors were asked to refrain from editing content until Monday May 2, 2011.
Now Web authors can update and create Web pages using the new features of dotCMS 1.9:
- Online image editor
- Image clipboard
- Inline editing
- Key site trends and usage statistics
- Extended SEO descriptions and keywords (metadata)
- Form builder and handler
The editing environment has a new look and feel, but Web authors are reporting that they like the new interface. Web authors who would like additional training should check out the IT Services training schedule for May. Workshops are scheduled and Web authors can register for them online or by calling the IT Services Help Desk at 260-481-6030.