Welcome to another addition of the Hub Updates Blog. A few updates and reminders...
1. We are currently working on reformatting the layout for the main university calendar. Currently, it returns all events in a vertical display however, we will be changing this to a traditional monthly calendar layout. Over the past weeks, we have interviewed a numbers of students, faculty and staff for feedback on what the community would like to see in the updated calendar. We would love to hear from more people. Please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions in comments section of this blog post. We are hoping to have this calendar completed within 6 weeks. We are also looking to add a function for all groups on Hub to add an event they are hosting to the main calendar. It will likely be a similar process as requesting a group. Stay tuned for more info on this!
2. Big news about single sign on! It will be ready on Friday Dec 20. This means that if you are signed into Hub (which you can be for 8 hours without being logged out) you will be able to access blackboard and MyMSOE without having to log into them with your credentials. As long as you are signed in to Hub, you are signed in to both of these sites as well. All you need to do is click on the launchpad icon for the site, and you will be directed to the site. This was a huge request from the student body and we are happy to finally give it to them.
3. A few reminders...
-- If you are an admin to a social group in Hub, please remember to regularly check for group requests. You will find them under "Actions" on the left side of your Hub home page. You can also set the notifications to go to your outlook. To do this, click your name at the top right of the screen and go to "preferences." Under "preferences" you will want to make sure your Actions are "on." This is the 3rd option on the list. Once you have turned them on, you will need to scroll to the bottom of the page to save/publish the changes.
-- To all students: by Jan 6, groups.msoe.edu will be shut down. If you still have yet to stop by the Office of Digital Marketing to get your group set up on Hub, please do so if you feel this will be helpful. You can set up time (no more than 15-20 min) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
--To all faculty and staff: universal standards have been set for the faculty and staff directory by the leadership team of MSOE. Please reference the Faculty/Staff Hub Profile Standards here: http://www.msoe.edu/docs/DOC-2740
As always, we are interested in your feedback. Post your comments, praises and suggestions here.