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August 21, 2007

UM Wiki gets a new look

UM Wiki was updated August 21, 2007. Updates include changes to the Look and Feel in accordance with the University Web guidelines provided by U Relations. Editing has been improved with a nice helper toolbar that automates much of the TWiki markup. To see what else changed, visit the Wiki blog at http://blog.lib.umn.edu/oit/umwiki/

August 1, 2007

Moodle Keeps Getting Better

Moodle, an open-source alternative for online learning, is being upgraded to a new version on August 5th, 2007. This version provides new functionality for instructors to tie a course site to a class in the Class Registration system. New role-based authentication features allow certain aspects of a course to be administered by users other than the course creator. Read more about these new features here.

University Bus Pass Web Site Improved

Parking and Transportation Services offers reduced bus passes to the University Community through the website http://buspass.umn.edu. Java and Web Services recently improved the site to provide access to MIFARE which is one of the leading contactless smart card technologies available. More than 20,000 orders are anticipated in the next few weeks.