Emerson College



Faculty/Staff Directory 3.0

Web Services is pleased to launch the next iteration of the Faculty/Staff Directory.  The new version finally allows us to continue to use Banner as the source of data while at the same time to present departmental information in concordance with the College’s actual operations instead of its budget lines. Key changes include Non-abbreviated & […]

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Drupal update scheduled

Web Services will be updating our Drupal installation and many of its constituent modules Tuesday, August 6th @ 7:00 AM. This will result in a short amount of downtime for emerson.edu. Access to eCommon, eCampus and Canvas will not be affected.

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New Button

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Web Services launched a new button feature recently. It is designed to make “call-to-action” links more visible and prominent.   Users look for calls-to-action when navigating online, such as: Apply Make a gift Read more Request info Visit To add the button, simply add it from the template dropdown menu in the Drupal Dashboard. Be […]

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Introducing Show/Hide Tabs

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We’ve made it easier to display long pages of content by creating show/hide tabs. Now when you’d like to display content in a step-by-step format or simply have long blocks of content to display on one page, use these tabs to show your content in a more user-friendly, digestible way.   To use the show/hide […]

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Twitter Feeds

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Attention users who have a Twitter feed on their web pages: As of Tuesday, June 11, Twitter discontinued use of their Twitter widget. They’ve since launched “embedded timelines,” which are more interactive and an overall improvement! What this means for you: Your old Twitter feed will not show up on your pages. New code is […]

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A quick introduction

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Hello! My name is Nicole Leete and I’ve recently joined the Web Services team, replacing Matt Bailey.  I am your go-to for Drupal training, site administration, event/calendar approvals and overall website support. I’ve been fortunate to meet several friendly faces so far and hope to meet more of you soon. A note about Drupal updates […]

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Emerson Live now accessible on iOS devices

We are very pleased to announce that the conversion of Emerson Live from a Flash-based content delivery to an HTML5/Javascript/CSS one is now complete.  That effort coupled with Median’s device aware embedding allows all the rich video content in Emerson Live to be viewable on iOS devices (iPad,iPod, and iPhone). Check it out!  [and let […]

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Integrating with Median

To leverage Median’s supporting of iOS devices in its embedded player, we have changed all video calls to Median on emerson.edu to use the <iframe> method rather than the Flash Movie method.   Going forward please be sure to use the <iframe> method if you want to embed a video in your page (without using the […]

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Unpublished Content Bug Fixed


We have just fixed a very serious bug that came out of our Drupal 7 migration: unpublished content was viewable by anonymous users. Thanks Trent Bagley for finding it! While we look for a long-term solution by working with the developer whose module is the root of the problem, if all revisions of a piece […]

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New SEO resources page

A new page has been created to highlight SEO resources and tips for emerson.edu. The Drupal manual has also been updated with SEO tips. Search Engine Optimization or SEO is the act of increasing ways people can find your website via search engines. The goal is to make emerson.edu more search-friendly so that potential and […]

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