We have spent the summer months deep at work in writing, editing and migrating content to the new website. We also received Drupal content management system (CMS) training in June. As with any new website and new CMS platform, it takes time to learn the new platform as you work with it. During the process, you encounter bugs or stuff that you didn’t anticipate, which can delay the migration of content and finalizing the site. Some of the integrations have taken longer to address than we originally anticipated, e.g., integration with the Acalog digital catalog, the campus directory (to be pulled from PowerCampus) and the campus calendar.
The Marketing and Communications team is deep in content writing and editing for the new website. We are working to finalize content that will begin to be migrated to the new website starting the week of May 17 throughout the summer months.
We hope to have a two-week window of time before website launch where the campus community can preview a beta version of the website and submit updates and content changes before the official site launch.
Once the new website is launched, our work doesn’t end. it is just the beginning. We will continue to write and edit content and work with faculty and staff across LR to make content changes on the new website over the fall semester.
Every Lenoir-Rhyne University full-time faculty member will have a faculty biography webpage on the new website. These webpages will be linked to from the new campus directory as well as appear on academic program pages with other program faculty.
New submissions and updates for faculty biography webpages can be submitted using a simple online form at www.lr.edu/faculty-webpage-updates.html.
Creating more robust and engaging academic program pages that better reflect the LR student experience and academic excellence is a top priority for the website redesign project.
We are asking all academic programs to complete an academic program website questionnaire. The answers and information provided through the questionnaire will help Marketing and Communications improve the web presence for each academic program.
Questionnaire Online Submission Form
We have created a simple online form that can be used to submit completed academic program questionnaires and additional documents, photos, etc. Multiple files may be uploaded to the questionnaire by choosing the files on your computer or by dragging and dropping the files to the upload area of the form.
We are scheduled to launch the redesigned LR website August 3-5, 2021. In this post we provide a rough timeline for the redesign project, including the following phases: experience design, content development and migration, site development, training, site deployment and launch.