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Website Updates

The Institute’s Marketing and Communications and Information Technology Services teams have been working to design and build a new infrastructure for the Institute’s web presence.

As part of this process we have:


  • Conducted User Experience testing to learn what visitors to our sites are looking for and where they expect to find it.
  • Selected a new Content Management System that will provide a user-friendly experience for those creating and managing websites.
  • Selected a new web hosting service that is familiar with higher education institutions such as ours and can provide the needed services and support for our websites.
  • Designed a new look and theme for our web presence that conveys our brand promise of providing real-life solutions.
  • Built the new theme with improved functionality, which provides a better experience for both the content managers and end users.
  • Developed training for content managers on accessibility on the web, writing for the web, using the appropriate voice and tone, and building pages.

Where Are We Now?


Our teams are continuing to work with content managers of websites to review their current websites and develop plans for their new ones.

As part of our transition to WordPress, we are asking all UTIA employees to update their faculty/staff profiles for the new directory.

Timeline


We have launched the new web presence for the Institute and units as of March 5, 2020. Majority of our academic departments have been launched as well.

With more than 300 websites to transition into our new platform, we anticipate this undertaking will require the better part of two years to complete. One reason for moving all sites within the next two years is that SharePoint 2013, the platform used for our current public-facing websites, will be coming to end-of-life in early 2023. Though SharePoint 2013 will be phased out over the next two years, we will continue to use SharePoint (Office 365) for internal sites.​ 

Websites Live in WordPress


The sites listed below are those that have been migrated from SharePoint to our new WordPress platform.

The sites listed below are those that have been created new in our WordPress platform.