||STUDENT SERVICES TECHNOLOGY & ASSESSMENT - What's New
|PurduEBoard Enhancements Summer 2010
The Student Affairs Data Steward announces the following new enhancements to PurduEBoard. Questions or comments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Users will be able to receive text messages on cell phones when articles are published to PurduEBoard. This will be done through Twitter feeds, or “Tweets”.
- New graphics have been added and the Quick Links and Calendar sections have been updated.
- A folder administrator will be able to submit an article to their folder without having to take another step of approving the submission.
- EVENT DATE will be added as an optional field when articles are submitted in PurduEBoard.
- The current 49 folders plus 22 sub-folders will be consolidated to 28 folders. This consolidation will make PurduEBoard easier to navigate. New folder titles are listed below, and text on the right in parenthesis reflect current folders to be collapsed:
- Weekly News
- Academics (Academic Success Center, Continuing Education and Conferences, Distance Learning, Libraries, Writing Lab, Teacher Education, Study Abroad)
- Intercollegiate Athletics (Athletics)
- Dean of Students
- Enrollment & Registration (BGR, BoilerSTeam, Registrar)
- Finances (Bursar, Financial Aid)
- Recreation, Health & Fitness (Health Interest, Student Wellness Office, Recreational Sports)
- Safety (Purdue Police, Emergency Preparedness)
- Career (CCO)
- Student Organizations (BVN, PSG, Grad Student Government)
- Computing & Technology (Computing)
- Culture, Religion & Society (Community Events, Black Cultural Center, International Students & Scholars, Latino Cultural Center, Women's Resource Office)
- Arts & Entertainment (Purdue Galleries, Convocations, Purdue Bands, Purdue Contemporary Dance Company)
- Lectures & Seminars (Public Lectures, Pugwash)
- Residential Life (Housing and Food Services)
- Campus Services (PMU, Purdue Student Union Board, Photo Services, Campus Disruptions and Travel Alerts, Energy Center, Office of Institutional Equity)
- Colleges and Schools (with subfolders for each)
- College of Agriculture
- College of Education
- College of Engineering
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Health and Human Sciences
- Krannert School of Management
- College of Pharmacy
- College of Science
- College of Technology
- School of Veterinary Medicine
- The Graduate School
The week of August 9th, postings will be made to each folder to inform individuals that use RSS to deliver the messages, that the new folder structure has been put in place and they will need to re-subscribe to the new folder. Folder administrators will be notified of their new folder RSS location in order to make adjustments to any printed publications or outputs or links that use the old RSS folder location.
Implementation is scheduled for Friday evening August 13th.
Submitting fliers to PurduEBoard
Submissions to the eSidewalk flier folder in PurduEBoard can be automatically carried forward to both Boiler TV and to SMART Computing Digital Signage. In order for these postings to appear on these displays, submissions must meet the following requirements:
- The flier image must be a hi-res image with a minimum of 96dpi, and be 400 by 400 pixels.
- The flier image must contain text in order to provide details on the event being displayed.
Digital displays are viewed from a distance, sometimes upwards of 30 feet. The image needs to contain the smallest amount of text possible in order to deliver the message. Text should be in contrast to the image being used as the background for the flier.
The following recommendations are made as a way to create a hi-res flier:
- MS Publisher—Content should be saved in any standard format (.gif, .jpeg, .bmp, etc.) and users should change the resolution to “Web (96 dpi).” Images still need to be sized to 400 by 400.
- MS PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop—Content can be saved in any standard format as above. Images are automatically saved as hi-res, but you will still need to make sure the dimensions are 400 by 400.
- If your image does not meet these requirements, it will only be displayed on the PurduEBoard web site and will not be carried forward to display electronically.
WebCert Self- Certification Checks
Since implementing WebCert in 2008, there have been requests from a number of areas that there be a way for individuals to check their own certification information. WebCert now allows you to check on your own certification expiration dates. Just go to: http://www.purdue.edu/webcert, login using your career account login name and password and click on the Check your Certification status link at the top of the page.
The information returned includes the type of certification taken, the last date the certification was taken, the expiration date of the certification, and the number of days left before the re-certification is needed.
|Data Classification and Governance
The Purdue Executive Policy Review group recently approved the Data Classification and Governance policy. Previous to this time, data classification was referred to as a guideline, so this new policy has taken the existing guidelines and made them an official University policy. This is the first policy to address this issue.
The new policy was put in place for designation of ownership of and classification of University data, and it helps to ensure the privacy and security of that data. The three classifications remain the same: public, sensitive and restricted.
The handling of these data has not changed. However, the Data Classification and Governancy policy refers to data handling as data handling requirements, not data handling guidelines. Therefore, ITaP will be changing any existing web pages to reflect this change. Changes will also be made to this reference in the SSTA web site as well as training materials.