Center for Information Technology Services
Web Development Group Leads the Way
Although all the schools and administrative units at UMB are responsible for maintaining content for their own webpages, the CITS Web Development Group is available to facilitate collaboration, provide development services, and consult on matters of technological design and emerging online technologies such as ColdFusion. In addition to its ongoing work developing/ updating websites for various schools and departments, here is a sampling of the many recent and upcoming projects in which the CITS Web Development Group is involved:
For staff listing and additional information regarding Web development, resources, and tools, please refer to the CITS/Web Development Group website (of course!) at: (http://www.umaryland.edu/
New Intranet Webpages Launched
By the time you are reading this article, the CITS Web Development Department will have launched its new "Intranet" webpages. These new, portal-like webpages have been developed in order to help members of the UMB community find online information and news in a more effective and efficient manner. The five new webpages respectively cater to Faculty, Staff, Students, Executives, and Alumni. Users will have the ability to set one of these pages as their default, and then further define what topics of interest they would like to see on it (e.g., Schools, Technology, News, Budget & Finance.) Each of the five Intranet pages will have links to a variety of other UMB Schools, Departments, and online resources on the left side of the screen, based on the user's affiliation with UMB. This will make it easier for Faculty, Staff, Students, Executives and Alumni to find UMB information online that is specific to their needs and interests. The center section of each webpage will be updated on a regular basis with recent news and information, while the right section of each webpage will contain dynamic links to online information based on topics of interest that each user defines.
Here are some examples of how these pages can be customized:
In addition, the Intranet pages will provide individuals with the ability to sign up to get "eNews"-notifications by email on a weekly basis of news posted to the webpages on topics that interest them. But eNews will only be sent to those people who have signed up to receive email for the News that matches the topics they have selected. So, for example, if there is a Medical related event coming up, only those who have signed up to receive "Medical" related News will get the article sent to them.
For more information, please see the UMBnet website selection and customization page: http://www.umaryland.edu/