August 14, 2007

ASU gets new online look

Posted: August 14, 2007

ASU is getting a new online look, with a variety of pages being launched before the new semester begins Aug. 20.

The changes can be found on every level, from individual departments and programs to larger-scale, university-level pages.

One of the most visible changes is the new home page, asu.edu. The design, developed throughout the summer by a university team, is intended to reflect the modern, active environment present at ASU. It also includes flexibility for features and content that will better reflect the needs of the current and prospective members of the ASU community.

Another change comes in a new version of My ASU, located online at http://my.asu.edu, which is powered by Google.

Features of the new page include:

• gmail, Google docs, spreadsheets and a calendar for ASU.
• My ASU courses.
• eAdvisor, which offers advising and degree-tracking tools.
• ASU Interactive Services.
• Exchange and Outlook e-mail.
• ASU Directory Search.
• asu.edu top searches.
• Additional customizable “widgets.”

More information on this project can be found in the UTO Labs Web pages at https://uto.asu.edu/mediawiki/index.php/Asu.edu_experience, or the university “techbase” at https://techbase.asu.edu/wiki/index.php/Category:My_ASU.

A third project is the new ASU News site, located online at http://asunews.asu.edu/. The site is designed to serve as a home for news across the university. The new site, which replaces the previous ASU Insight Online, includes information from a variety of ASU publications that has been categorized for easy access.

A fourth project is a new undergraduate degree-searching tool, located online at http://www.asu.edu/programsearch. The site allows users to search ASU’s 250 undergraduate degrees by keyword, college and interest areas. Users can compare degree programs, view major maps and curriculum “checksheets,” and learn about career opportunities. Students seeking admission to the university also can use the tool to apply online.