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New CAS Redesign

At the start of the 2017 spring semester, VCU Technology Services will be switching to a new Central Authentication Service (CAS) website design. The internet and VCU’s web experience goals have changed since the current design was implemented in 2011. Since then, we’ve furthered our commitment to performance, accessibility, and utility. This transition has led […]

T4 Version 8

On October 12th, 2016 version 8 of the TerminalFour web content management system was released to the university. Technology Services is currently in negotiations on how to properly migrate sites from v7 into v8. At the moment the plan is to put new sites (that are not part of a v7 template) into v8, everything […]

Pubapps Upgrade

This is a notice that on Thursday, October 20th Web Services will be migrating all websites hosted on Pubapps to new Pubapps hardware (Change Management #9001131). This change will go through approval by the Change Advisory Board (CAB) October 13th. This disruptive change will take place between 2 – 4 a.m. and will result in […]

Updates to Listserv Subscription Scripts

Web Services is in the midst of a long process of upgrading the servers that make up the Jupiter Web System. One part of the upgrade process is eliminating old insecure scripts. These scripts are used to subscribe people to a Listserv email list. However, in 1999, Listserv integrated subscription services into its web interface […]

MyForms – Upcoming Change

This is a notice that on Thursday, September 29th Web Services will be making a change to MyForms.vcu.edu (Change Management #9001004). The change will add a unique email subject for each email sent by the application so that Gmail does not combine submissions into a single message thread. This change has been approved by the […]

Video Server Decommission – Final Notice

On August 1st, 2016 video.vcu.edu was powered off and individuals with video content were unable to access the server without intervention from Web Services. This email serves as a final notice that on September 15th, 2016 the server will be fully decommissioned. In addition, on October 1st, 2016 Web Services plans to turn off the […]

WordPress – Upcoming Maintenance

In an effort to get everything ready for the new school year, the wp.vcu.edu blogging service will undergo maintenance on Thursday, August 18th from 5:30-6 a.m. This change has been approved and is detailed in the Change Request #9000517. During this time all blogs and websites hosted on the platform will be unavailable for about 10 […]

Wiki – User registration model changes

In an effort to address performance and user related issues Web Services will be altering the user registration model for wiki.vcu.edu (Change Management Request #9000636). Beginning August 9th, 2016, new users who require access to wiki.vcu.edu will need to submit a Service Desk ticket (servicedesk.vcu.edu) to the Wiki category with the following details: For individuals, we […]

VCU Mobile has been updated

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 […]

Nearly 25% of the myVCU portal visits are from phones and tablets

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.