Posts Tagged ‘web’

Web Wednesday: Google Maps, Behind the Scenes

November 11th, 2010

See the blog post over at Tony’s Tech Blog for the slides and information on the presentation made at UNC CAUSE 2010 about ECU’s experience with Google Maps.

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Campus phone directory – now with reverse lookup

July 30th, 2010

If you haven’t visited the ECU E-mail and Phone page lately, you might not be aware that we’ve released a new feature: reverse lookup.  Reverse lookup is where you take a phone number as your search term and the software returns entries corresponding to that number.  Our ECU reverse lookup searches both People and Departments.  Phone numbers can be entered using no separator, period separators, dash separators, space separator, area code included, area code excluded, parentheses around area code, and so forth.  If you attempt to use it and a phone number doesn’t work that should, drop us a line at

Remember, you can go directly to the page at: or by clicking the handy envelope icon in the ECU icon bar.

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WordPress Resources

March 12th, 2010

A great list of blogs/sites that cover WordPress, whether you’re a beginner or tweaking your own installation:

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Web Wednesday: ECU Phone Directory

December 18th, 2009

If you haven’t visited the ECU phone directory recently, please check it out.  You can get there by clicking the on the ECU home page (and many other ECU pages with toolbar icons).  We’ve added many new features, most notable of which is the new “Departments” search option.  You may type all or part of a department name to see all the department(s) that have that name.  If you’re not sure about the name, there’s an alphabetical directory so you can see all the entries that begin with that letter.  Only letters that have entries are shown, which is why you don’t see ‘Q’, ‘X’, and ‘Y’ (at least for now).  We also have a ‘1’ for the 1 Card Office entries.

There’s also now a Reverse Lookup feature.  Reverse lookup is where you know a phone number, but not who/what has that phone number.  The dedicated reverse lookup tab has a single entry box, and both the people and department directories are searched.  Numbers can be entered in any of the following ways:

  • 252-328-6131
  • 252.328.6131
  • 252 328 6131
  • 2523286131
  • 328-6131
  • 328.6131
  • 327 6131
  • 3286131
  • 6131

That’s right, even if you don’t know the prefix (327, 737, …), you can still find the department or person with that extension.  Adding the prefix will speed up your search, though.  Note that since most of our phone numbers (all people, most departments) do NOT have the 252 area code, leaving it off will not affect your search results.

In addition to the dedicated reverse number lookup, the last name and the department name fields also accept phone numbers or names, so you can use those if you want only a result for a person or department.

ECU Phone Directory Search Interface

ECU Phone Directory Search Interface

And, to earn the ‘web’ and ‘web design’ tags I’ve put on the post, I’ll just say that I’m very pleased that the ECU Phone Directory Search now earns this icon:

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ECU Web Sites, Web Design , , Web Space for Academic Work

October 23rd, 2009

We have a new tool that allows faculty, staff, and students who need web space for academic work to create and manage their own space.  Go to, login with your pirateID, and click the link on the right to “Create Web Space”.   There are tools available to set permissions, and upload files to your site.

Faculty, if you require your students to create web sites, send them to .  It’s fast, free, and self-service.  No more help desk tickets to input or waiting for your space to be created for you. For more information, visit

Core web space: For those that are familiar with core webspace, this is a new interface for that same space.  You may continue to use your existing connections (ftp, mapped drive, URL) or give this new interface a try.