MyVSU Portals News Module Improvement

An update to the MyVSU Portals News Widget was just released that improved the selection process of the articles that are displayed.

The appropriate functionality of the of the process is to display any news articles specified as priority first and then randomly select from standard priority articles.  This was difficult because all of the articles were pulled from a single xml feed (http://xml.valdosta.edu/site/newsForMyVSU.xml).  This process has been changed to now use two xml feeds (http://xml.valdosta.edu/site/newsForMyVSU.xml) for priority articles and (http://xml.valdosta.edu/site/nonpriorityNewsForMyVSU.xml) for non-priority.  The article selection process loads the articles from the priority feed first and then, if less than two articles are contained, picks randomly from the non-priority feed until the list has two articles.

Version: MyVSU Portals v2015-04-28

MyVSU Portal Enhancement

MyVSU Enhancements

VSU Web Services, Content Services and Design Services are proud to announce the launch of the revised MyVSU Portal!

What’s new: MyVSU now includes a customizable portal list! Simply click the gear icon on the right side of the portal list to get started. You can rearrange the services, add or remove services, and search for additional services using this feature.

We have also added a more rich content offering, including VSU News, social media, useful links, weather, events, and a photo of the day. Be sure to click “view background” in the top right to reveal current campus conditions in an “Easter egg” illustration.

What’s the same: The new MyVSU is still an enhanced portal, gathering all of your VSU services into one location (located in the the upper right corner of the screen). The portal includes single sign-on access for many services, which allows you to access many of our services (Blazeview, Banner, Email, Galileo, Atomic Learning, Qualtrics, and many more) without having to login for each service. We have also included a messaging service, which will display relevant information to faculty, staff and students using information from the VSU Data Warehouse. Advisors can also use the messaging system to reach out to advisees one-on-one.

So please, take a few minutes to visit the new MyVSU, easily reached by clicking the link at the top of any page on our web site, and use your active directory credentials to access the portal.

We think you’ll appreciate the upgrades we’ve developed, and welcome any feedback at webservices@valdosta.edu or via the Feedback link in the website footer. Before submitting feedback, please see our FAQ for the service.

VSU Web Services, Content Services, and Design Services are units of Creative Services, a department of the Division of Enrollment, Marketing and Communications at Valdosta State University.

Online Directory Update

Online Directory Page

VSU Web Services, Content Services and Design Services are proud to present the new Online Directory Tool.  This tool can be accessed by going to http://www.valdosta.edu/about/directory.php and provides an excellent resource to improve the ease of communication with Valdosta State University personnel.

The contact information is now linked to each department’s web site to keep the information as up to date possible, so please forward any corrections for any departments or individuals to the respective department.

Please take time today to see the new page and if you have any feedback please contact us at webservices@valdosta.edu or use the Feedback Quick Link in the footer of the page.