MyUtwente (my.utwente.nl) is the portal for students and staff of the University of Twente. The portal is divided in two sections. A public section on which, among other things, news for students and staff, educational announcements and an event calendar can be found, and screened section in which student and staff members can add gadgets he considers important.
WebHare, the Content Management system for UT websites is used to place news, events and educational announcements on the portal. Announcements are entered in the editor of the central news and event application in WebHare and from there published to the student and staff portal. This makes it possible to forward announcements from faculties/institutes/UT central to the student and staff portal in a simple manner.
MyUtwente uses OpenSocial gadgets, which means that each student, staff member and association can create a gadget for the student portal. Following approval by the MediaLab (M&C) and OC (ICTS) departments, these are placed in the portal whereafter every user can add this gadget to his personal page. More information about the guidelines a gadget has to comply with and a quickstart for the development of a gadget can be found under manuals. Simpele widgets with only text/video image can be added by the MediaLab (M&C) department upon request.
MyUtwente use a database from MarkLogic (www.marklogic.com).
The student portal was launched at the start of 2010; the staff portal in the autumn of 2012. An inventory of the future of both portals was started in 2013. The related projects are planned for 2014. The original embedded editor (Xopus) was phased out in April 2014 and the management of messages and text widgets is now arranged via the UT CMS WebHare.
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