Friday, August 24, 2012

Temporary process for accessing Foundation fund information and alumni data

In April, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation and Alumni Relations office converted from the Bridge legacy system to The Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge, which are not connected to PeopleSoft. (Campus Solutions did not have the functionality needed by the Foundation and alumni office, so a different system was acquired).

The Foundation and alumni office have been working to provide the customer service the university community expects in the areas of access to Foundation fund accounting information and alumni data. It is not yet known when that functionality will be available. In the meantime, please send email to Robin Leary at for that information. She will provide a report showing current Foundation account balances and transaction history. Those who attempt to access Foundation fund account information from any other source will NOT be viewing current information. This is especially important for those who would not want to use old data to determine spending needs and/or scholarship award information.

To ensure a user-friendly process for alumni list requests, please give the Foundation and alumni office staff as much lead time as possible. It is not possible to guarantee an immediate response time on requests for information. The Foundation and alumni office staff are striving to provide accurate and timely information and thank the university faculty and staff for their understanding and patience.

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."