There are many other tools for specific uses such as archiving, updating your personal information or teaching and supporting classes online. Get in touch with your web lead in your respective area for specific questions or reach out to the Digital Communications Web Teams via Start Your Project.
The Content Management System
The transition of the UNO website into the content management system (CMS) is being rolled out in phases. For questions regarding this process, please contact University Communications, Digital Communication Team.
Personal and Profile Pages
UNO has faculty and staff directory templates that contain most of the information the general public may need to know about you. This allows you to list all your interests, pull in your research or other work and have an official university page while still linking to your personal site. The Digital Communications Team is open to hearing how these could be improved and you can provide feedback and future ideas here.
Also here are some good examples of profile pages already on UNOmaha.edu:
For developing your own personal site, it can be created with a variety of tools, such as Google Sites or a variety of third party tools like Wordpress, Wix, Weebly and Squarespace, among others, on your own.
Since UNO uses Google Apps for Education as the student email system, gmav, faculty and staff accounts are also setup to use Google Apps, including Google Sites. Google Sites allows you to create and edit websites using an online editor. It is most often used as a wiki or student portfolio since it no coding experience is required.
Faculty Teaching and Research Space
Faculty members could request space (per security, academic, other university policies, as well as the digital communications governance policies (as governed by Digital Communications Executive) a space to work in. This space would be for unfinished work, research, teaching and learning opportunities. If the faculty member wanted a web link for the space, it could be request following the following format:
If a group is doing outreach or work on behalf of the community or partners for front-facing operation, the domain name above should not be used because that would be publicly found on search, finished product, and should follow best practices to use a new domain.
- ie: nonprofit.com NOT unomaha.community/nonprofit
If the group or professor is wanting a public-facing personal page. Ie: professorsname.com, unomaha.community is also not the place. External hosting options are the best place for professors to own and create content or their personal sites.
VPN (Virtual Private Network)
If you are working off campus, you will need to use VPN in order to login to Avalon. Anyone who has a NetID username and password can access the system. You will need to install the software on your computer before logging in. For instructions please see the following: (You will need to login using your NetID username and password to access the instructions)
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