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Category: myVCU Portal

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.

Impact of Mobile

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 […]

Five fold increase in myVCU mobile viewership

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 […]

Are you ready for mobile customers?

At the last Web Users Group, it was mentioned that mobile requirements and testing would be coming by the summer.  It is our hope that as folks begin redesigning their web sites that they think mobile-first and build their sites to work as well for their mobile customers as they do for their traditional desktop/laptop […]

New version of VCU Mobile for Android devices

The newest version of VCU Mobile for Android devices is now available at the Android Marketplace.   This version includes 4 new modules (Dining, Ask VCU, Alumni & Give Now) as well as one update module (Library).

Employee Tab added to myVCU portal

An Employee Tab has been added to the myVCU portal.   In the initial release, the tab contains three gadgets, Leave Balances, Pay Stubs and Holiday Schedule.   The Leave Balances and Pay Stubs gadgets pull the data directly from Banner while the Holiday Schedule pulls the data directly from the Human Resources web site. […]

Upcoming Central Authentication Service (CAS) Redesign

The page you’re used to seeing when you log in to many VCU websites is about to change. On Tuesday, January 25, Technology Services will unveil the newly redesigned VCU Central Authentication Service. It was redesigned to better match the overall VCU look and feel. As an added benefit, this new version should be much […]

Look up courses from the myVCU Portal

A new gadget, Course Information, was added to the myVCU Portal today.   The gadget allows you to search for VCU Courses by Semester, School & Subject or by Keyword.   Like the Course module in VCU Mobile, the Course Information module displays the current course enrollment which is updated every 10 minutes. In the Standard […]

VCU Student Email in myVCU

A new gadget has been added to the myVCU portal that allows students to see a preview of their unread email messages. The subject and part of the message body is shown, along with links to the VCU Gmail (myVCUmail) website.  Only unread messages contained in a user’s inbox are shown.  All other messages can be […]