What Types of Web Presence does UAA Have?

What is this article about?

UAA's Web presence plays an important communications role in supporting the four pillars of UAA's mission: teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. Web sites and Web applications present and service academic and administrative information. Web publishing at UAA is supported by University Advancement, Information Technology Services and Disability Support Services, along with thousands of students, faculty and staff.

How do I use this technology?

Content Management System (CMS)

UAA's institutional web site is a primary source of information from UAA to the public. All business units should have a presence in the institutional Web site.

UAA uses OmniUpdate's OU Campus content management system (CMS) to implement its institutional Web site. The CMS supplies colleges, departments, faculty and staff tools necessary to publish an easy-to-maintain and standards-compliant Web site. The CMS is completely web based and does not require additional software. The CMS is simple to learn for people not trained in web development. These features make using a CMS a cost effective solution to managing a large web ecosystem.

Training and Support

  • Technical support is available from the IT Services web application team and the UAA Service Center.
  • Trainings and consultations are available from the IT Services web applications team.

If you're on the UA network you can view the current CMS training schedule

You can sign-up for a training by completing the CMS training request form

You can sign-up for a consultation by completing the CMS consultation request form

Mobile Application

UAA's mobile application is a primary source of information from UAA to the public. The mobile app offers quick access to various services and information on the go. The mobile application is available on Apple's iOS and Google's Android platforms. This is a custom application developed and managed by the IT Services web applications team. If you have feedback, suggestions or would like to request a consolation to add your service, email the web applications team.

Feature Highlights

  • Sports Updates
  • Course Search
  • Campus Map
  • Directory Search
  • Calendars and News
  • Live Shuttle Tracker
  • Health Services
  • Computer Lab (Coming Soon!)

Download the UAA Mobile App

Download on the App Store

Download on Google Play

Web Hosting

UAA IT recommends that staff and faculty maintain their biographies, resumes and curriculum vitae in their departments' CMS site. Departments' main site should be hosted in the CMS to minimize costs and complexity. All course-related web content should be hosted in Blackboard Learn. For students, staff, and faculty needing to host static content (text & images), UAA IT recommends using Google Sites or SharePoint online.

UAA web hosting is intended primarily for custom applications using either ASP.NET or PHP, or for specialty sites that don't fit any of the scenarios listed above.

To request a web hosting account, use the Web Hosting Request Form. Contact the UAA Service Center with any questions or requests.

Is there any additional information I should know about?

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, or visit the Services section to open a support ticket.

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