GO will be going this Summer, to be replaced by a new home for students and staff to access University systems and services and find information to support their studies or work. This series of blog posts will explain some of the changes that are coming... GO has been Edge Hill's staff and student portal for … Continue reading GOing…
For anybody reading this blog from outside Edge Hill, we have a staff and student portal called GO. GO is intended to eventually replace the current intranet. Due the the vast nature of the internal information, we decided that the current top navigation bar just didn't provide enough direct access to the services that staff … Continue reading Mega Menus for GO
Go was launched roughly three years ago and the overall aim was to make everything more accessible and easier for students. Specifically access to their Mail, File Storage, Discussion, Community, Library and Blackboard. I would say over all Go has been a fabulous success, we have developed it a great deal over the past three years, improving it … Continue reading Go Success
I'm a big fan of creating unusual ways to visualise data so I thought I'd throw together a page showing some statistics from the last year.
Early on in the New Year the old Intranet here at Edge Hill will be abolished. All of its content will be available directly through GO. The platform we're hosting this content under is called Confluence and it's a wiki. To the majority of people this won't mean much right now but we're hoping in … Continue reading Wiki Meetings
Mega Menus might sound like McDonalds’ latest attempt to Super Size your life but not in the web design community. Here we’re talking about a relatively new development to help navigation around websites. For quite a long time drop down menus have been a popular navigation feature on the web – our corporate website has … Continue reading Rise of the Mega Menu
There are big changes coming to the staff intranet! The staff intranet, also known as “docs”, is the default homepage for staff on campus and has served us well for the last… actually I don’t know how many years! But it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the systems – both process and technical – are not … Continue reading What’s Up Docs?
This week Web Services started a new way of running some of the projects we undertake. It’s still early days (five of them!) but I thought it might be useful to explain what we’re doing so that we can reference it in future. The system we’ve adopted is called Scrum – the name comes from … Continue reading Burning down the house
As mentioned by our colleagues in Core Services first year students have been given Edge Hill University Google Mail accounts. We're a couple of months into the semester and roll out seems to have gone OK. Students have been able to happily click on the Mail link in GO and be taken directly to their … Continue reading Google Apps Mail – POP/IMAP/iPhone
The Edge Hill GO portal has recently had a couple of little updates, both of which I hope will improve your usage of it. Until recently whenever you logged into GO you where taken to your last used Tab at this address https://go.edgehill.ac.uk/. This was all well and good when the majority of people only … Continue reading GO Faster!