Monday, August 20, 2012

LTS introduces new MyBlugold system

UW-Eau Claire's MyBlugold system has a new look and feel, as well as expanded capabilities for UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff.

The new system, which launched today, was developed during summer 2012 using Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Users can find the link to the system in the Current Students and Faculty/Staff dropdowns in the horizontal navigation bar on all UW-Eau Claire top-level Web pages.

The old MyBlugold system will be kept available for comparison purposes until Sept. 14.

MyBlugold is an intranet and digital workplace for UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff and students. The new system (1) replaces the original series of reference pages that linked to internal services; (2) serves as an intranet where campus departments and offices can create their own sites to publish internal information for students and staff; and (3) provides a digital workplace where documents can be stored and cross-functional teams can participate in projects.

"Sharepoint is a good fit for this campus environment,” said Craig Mey, UW-Eau Claire's director of Learning and Technology Services. "The new MyBlugold will help foster inclusive collaboration among our students, faculty and staff. The new system has many nice features that allow people with busy schedules to flexibly participate."