Red Migration Phase II
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The next phase of website migration will address UIC websites which are not yet using the WordPress Red platform.
The UIC Web Advisory Committee was informed that a timeline has been set for migrating sites which were not included in Phase I by January 2021.
Typical sites which would likely fall in this category include:
- Sites which have or should have accurate and up to date UIC branding (logos and colors)
- Sites which are intended to be public-facing
- Sites which highlight the work of UIC faculty and staff in the areas of research and teaching
- Class sites which are intentionally public and would not work in the BlackBoard LMS for that reason.
- Sites which represent a unit at UIC which for some reason were not migrated in Phase I.
- Sites which are on the publish.uic.edu, webhost.uic.edu and people.uic.edu platforms which have waning support.
Sites which may not fall in this category include:
- Special web-based tools which may have some UIC branding, but are not used in the same way as a website.
- Individual profile or research sites which are not hosted at UIC and are therefore not using a uic.edu domain name.
In effort to help in the coordination and evaluation of resources needed to achieve the goals of the Red Migration Phase II, the College of LAS would like your help in surveying which sites could fall in this category as well as if there are sites which have become obsolete and are ready to be taken down and possibly saved as an archive. In the event that some site owners have difficulty in meeting the January 2021 timeline, we would also like to collect that information and be able to share that with the Web Advisory Committee.
Please work to submit your website(s) through this form by Friday, June 19, 2020.
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The WordPress Red platform does have a class template option which includes some special content types for defining a syllabus, assignments etc.
There *is not a requirement* to move a class into Red, but here are a few questions to help you decided if the site is a good candidate for Red.
- Is the course on a public website with the intent to be shared with an audience wider than UIC?
- Have you had difficulty maintaining the site due to lack of technical support?
- Does the site not support display on mobile devices or not support accessibility for users with visual or other limitations?
The Red platform is not generally promoted for use for sites representing an individual or content which not clearly sharing information about UIC activities.
Research group or Lab site on People.uic.edu
Are you using People.uic.edu for place to host information about your research publications, your team of researchers and research projects?
If so, moving to a Red website could be good option and would fall under the use by a “Lab”.