The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) has always had multiple ways to publish content for both official and personal use for students and faculty. These can include official pages and websites created by faculty and staff or Short URLs (Vanity URLs) as well as faculty or student personal, portfolio, research areas and course content.
Through a partnership with Information Technology Services, and by request of Faculty Senate, University Communications and college web and tech leads, a number of services have been offered for course and content publishing.
Here’s a brief breakdown with links and information:
Official University and Course Content
There are several other options for faculty looking to create course content for students in the purpose of teaching and learning as well. You can also get in touch with Academic Technology in ITS Digital Learning to learn more about content for courses, read up on domain hosting options, or visit the Canvas resource pages.
Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) that provides instructors with the ability to distribute course materials and much more. It includes assessment and communication tools, student and teacher apps for mobile access, and analytics for monitoring usage. Learn more about Canvas and hosting public website, or course content.
Transform your ideas into visual stories. Using Adobe Spark, faculty can create impactful social graphics, web pages, and short videos in minutes by turning words and images into magazine-style web stories or short videos. This also includes mobile apps on the Google Play and Apple stores. Learn more about Adobe Spark.
This also does not replace the hard work done since 2013, when the university, under the establishment of the Digital Communications Executive Committee, established a policy to standardize the content management system for the creation of secure and accessible brand-approved content. These include content produced by faculty and staff creating or updating official pages, websites, social presences, and other digital displays, including, but not limited to unomaha.edu. For more information about using the Content Management System, contact University Communications.
Personal Web and Hosting Spaces
In partnership with Faculty Senate and support of Academic Affairs, and UNO Academic Technology under Information Technology Services, an area for showcasing research, personal portfolio work, and personal faculty sites is available as a service. Each faculty member can request one space per security, academic, other university policies, as well as the digital communications governance (as governed by the Digital Communications Executive Committee).
Through the use of your NetID, a personal dashboard for your personal web hosting is now available through a vendor called Reclaim Hosting. Although external hosting options are the best place for professors to own and create their own content or their personal sites with a non-unomaha.community domain, the service is attractive to those needing personal web space for web projects or personal professor pages with “unomaha” in the domain and at no cost. A knowledge base and support is also available 24/7 similar to Canvas. You can login and begin at unomaha.community.
This does not replace Google Sites or other existing course space or work faculty may have done. Though, if you may want to convert your Google site or old web page to unomaha.community, you can! Reach out to Jason Buzzell, to discuss best options or put in a request with Reclaim Hosting at Submit a Support Request to start the process immediately.