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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

University Website Upgrade Project

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/website/

News Updates

Drop-in sessions for web editors

1/30/2018 — If you're responsible for your department website migration, and you need some help, or just a refresher on the strategy or tactics of this project, come on down!

  • Location:
    • Faculty Resource Center Conference Room ML 88A
  • Times:
    • Every Wednesday morning 8:30-10:00 a.m.
    • Every other Friday afternoon 1:30-3:30 p.m. (2/9)

D2L course for web editors available

10/9/2017 — The training for those who are working on transitioning their department website content into the new web content management system has been created in a D2L/Brightspace course called, "Developing Effective Website Content."

This course has been designed to provide department web editors with the foundation for planning websites that are beneficial for audiences who visit University websites, and for those departments who want to communicate effectively with their audiences.

If you are interested in taking the steps to make your department website as effective as possible, please email webupdate@mnsu.edu and ask to be enrolled.

Timeline update

10/5/2017 — A new updated timeline has been created and distributed to groups on campus, and is now available on this website. The Timeline page shows two scheduling options in a graphic. A printable PDF is also available on the page.

Moving into the 21st Century

After 20+ years using its original technology, our website will be getting a major upgrade over the next 12 months.

Why: a modern website for today's audiences

The University Website Upgrade is a project that aligns the website strategy with the strategic vision, mission, goals and priorities of the University.

The update will include:

  • redesign
  • improved user experience
  • updated content management process
  • updated workflow and approval processes
  • greater consistency in navigation and content site-wide
  • efficiencies such as re-usable content and page versioning

Learn more about the benefits of the new website here.

Project steps and stakeholders

This process will be far-reaching: every college, division, department and office across the University that has its own website will be transitioning to the new framework over the coming year.

Representatives from the President's Cabinet will be overseeing the strategic direction of this project (the strategic oversight group).

College and division advocates have been identified who will serve their units in a key liaison role between the strategic oversight group and the campus community.

Content advocates and members of the strategic oversight group are listed on the governance structure page of this website.