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Colleagues—

 

Having inherited an institutional website instance built on CMS Made Simple (http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/) and hosted by an ISP off campus, I’ve been charged with bringing it back under our roof and using something more secure and versatile.

 

Any experiences migrating CMS-MS content to a new platform?  With limited funds available and looking to leverage existing technology, the thought of SharePoint as a front end has crossed my mind.  Any opinions there?

 

Finally, the opportunity exists to fold a student portal initiative into the mix.  Open to suggestions…

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

David 

____________________________________

 

David Gansz

Vice President of Information Technology

 

Edison State Community College

1973 Edison Drive

Piqua, Ohio    45356

 

937-778-7951

 

 

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I would agree with Kyle on all accounts and add the following: 1. Columbia College implemented the Ellucian/Colleague supported SharePoint portal 8 months ago and have found it as a pretty good solution. 2. We use a separate CMS (SiteCore) for our public website and we are in the process of moving the majority of "faculty, staff, and current student" content out of the public website and have it reside only in the portal. This will help "de-clutter" the public website and focus it as a Marketing / PR tool. Best regards, Kev Kevin Palmer CIO - Columbia College

David,

 

I am not sure if the question is your desire to find an alternative Web Content Management System which provide for authoring, editing and modifying content from a central or distributed interface; or if you are looking for another web-based platform for your portals, either internal or external.  First I would be wary of Microsoft’s pricing for web pages facing the internet. If you allow unauthenticated access for persons who are not part of your organization, the price goes ballistic.

 

Internally, Sharepoint makes a fine portal for faculty, staff and students.  Sharepoint 2010 has its own Web Content Management System which they added to 2010.  It is easy to create personalized page presentation based upon roles.  Students see a particular page, as does staff and faculty.  You can get even more resolution where financial aid or the business office would have their own pages based upon roles.  There are numerous plug-ins that are out of the box and it is easy to be successful.

 

To be fair, open  source applications, such as drupal, can also be used, however I am not sure that you wouldn’t have to have a Content Management Systems in order to control the posting of content prior to being reviewed.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Tim

 

Timothy A. Pierson 

Associate VP, Information Technology and CIO

Piedmont Technical College

Lex Walters Campus

620 N. Emerald Rd. | P.O. Box 1467

Greenwood, SC 29648

Pierson.t@ptc.edu

Phone:  864.941.8437

Mobie:  864.992.6741

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I used Rainbow Portal several years ago to build a faculty/staff intranet and my previous institution  http://www.rainbowportal.net/.  It's .NET, no cost for the code, and does what it needs to do with relatively low maintenance.  
  
 
Scott Ciliberti
Chief Information Officer, IT Services
Golden Gate University
(415) 369-5365
 
 
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From: "Gansz, David" <dgansz@EDISONOHIO.EDU>
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Date: 8/28/2013 5:52 AM
Subject: Website suggestions, please

Colleagues—

 

Having inherited an institutional website instance built on CMS Made Simple (http://www.cmsmadesimple.org/) and hosted by an ISP off campus, I’ve been charged with bringing it back under our roof and using something more secure and versatile.

 

Any experiences migrating CMS-MS content to a new platform?  With limited funds available and looking to leverage existing technology, the thought of SharePoint as a front end has crossed my mind.  Any opinions there?

 

Finally, the opportunity exists to fold a student portal initiative into the mix.  Open to suggestions…

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

David 

____________________________________

 

David Gansz

Vice President of Information Technology

 

Edison State Community College

1973 Edison Drive

Piqua, Ohio    45356

 

937-778-7951

 

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/discuss.

Hi all, Sorry for the delay responding to this thread. Perhaps those interested in this thread and Content Management Systems would like to check out Furman University's new responsive web design: http://www.furman.edu/ Be sure to change your browser window size to see how the design changes. The site uses Sharepoint with some Wordpress and Storify rolled in. It's pretty amazing what you can do with Sharepoint both for portal and CMS. Thanks again for all the interesting and insightful posts to this list. Fred -- fred.miller@furman.edu http://eweb.furman.edu/~fmiller
Interesting and innovative site, Fred, thanks for sharing! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Scott Emery Director, Technology Support Services Information Services Oregon State University Phone: 541-737-2880 Email: scott.emery@oregonstate.edu http://www.oregonstate.edu ________________________________________
Very nice! It changes shape to whatever screen a student has! Thanks! ****************************************** Charlie Moran Sr. Partner & CEO 1215 Hamilton Lane, Suite 200 Naperville, IL  60540 Toll-Free (877) 212-6379 (Voice & Fax) Website:  www.MoranTechnology.com ******************************************  Please consider the environment before printing this email...
Look at Trinity's new responsive design site built on Drupal: www.trinity.edu



Chuck White

Charles B. White, Ph.D.
V.P. Information Resources, Communications and Marketing
Professor, Psychology
Trinity University

210-488-2312 (cell)
210-999-7345 (office)



Hi all, Forgot to mentionŠ If you have time, drill down. Almost all University departments are using the responsive design. A few examples: http://math.furman.edu http://its.furman.edu http://admission.furman.edu Thanks again, Fred -- fred.miller@furman.edu http://eweb.furman.edu/~fmiller
Dear All, I would like to offer to the discussion, that for those interested in Responsive Design, the ECAR Mobile Strategy and Application Development (MSAD) group is putting on a pre-conference seminar at the Educause Annual Conference next month on all aspects of Responsive Design Websites. Best Regards, - Rose Rocchio, UCLA The link and details are below: Seminar 18A - Responsive Web Design (separate registration required) http://www.educause.edu/annual-conference/2013/seminar-18a-responsive-we...) Tuesday Oct 15th, 2013 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time Meeting Room 210C Change Timezone Domain: Services and Support Session Type: Morning Seminar As students, faculty, and staff increasingly access campus information through mobile devices, the need to ensure that the desired information and services are easily and effectively accessed grows. Responsive web design provides an approach that makes content available on a variety of devices. This half-day session will review the basic tenets of responsive web design, including addressing topics such as user experience and best practices, the evolution of HTML5 and CSS3, and accessibility.
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