Over the past few days, a new version of VCU Mobile has been released for both Apple IOS and Android devices. The primary change was that VCU Mobile now uses the mobile version of the VCU Events Calendar (events.vcu.edu) instead of the native app. This not only provides more consistency and accuracy, but also provides […]
The trends in accessing VCU resources is clearly moving towards smartphones primarily and tablets. In 2015, nearly 1/4 of the visits to the myVCU Portal was from a mobile (smartphone) device or a tablet.
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The VCU Events Calendar public interface was redesigned. In addition to a new look, it is both web accessible (WCAG 2.0 Level A) and mobile friendly. We will continue to improve the rest of the application including a redesign of the management side as well as adding new features and functionality. The VCU Events Calendar […]
Introducing four new/updated applications: Filelocker, Course Match, VCU Mobile and Password Resets. Filelocker https://filelocker.vcu.edu Filelocker is replacing Filedrop. In addition to allowing VCU folks to send up to 2GB files to recipients, Filelocker has many new features, including Allows non-VCU folks to be invited to send files to VCU recipients Does email look-ahead when entering […]
As stated in the May 2015 Web Users Group meeting, an accessibility task force has been formed and will meet on a regular basis this summer to provide recommendations for better standards and improvements to VCU’s web presence. This past week, VCU’s accessibility tool “achecker.ts.vcu.edu” was modified to validate against WCAG 2.0 (Level A) with the option to also […]
The use of mobile devices to access VCU resources continues to grow at an ever increasing rate. As you can see below, in the first 4 months of 2010, 1.1% of the myVCU sessions were from mobile (not including tablets) devices. In the first 4 months of 2015, the number has exploded to […]
As promised, VCU will be turning off the OpenText WCMS effective March 15, 2015. Over two years ago, the university acquired the TerminalFour (T4) web content management system (WCMS) as a replacement for the OpenText WCMS. Since then, Web Services has provided support for both T4 and OpenText. T4 is cloud based and the T4 vendor […]
Looking that at the past four Augusts, there has been a more than 5-fold increase in mobile viewership of the myVCU portal. With the August 2014 upgrade to a responsive design framework, last month’s 150K+ mobile myVCU viewers were treated to a much better experience. Month Mobile Viewers Overall % Aug […]
VCU Mobile, both the Apple iOS and the Android versions, has been updated. The Apple iOS version includes the VCU Branding standard icon, updated Library link and adds Rider to the existing RamRide application. The Android version includes the VCU Branding standard icon, updated Library link and RamRide now utilizes the Transloc application. To learn […]