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Update on DU's Web Overhaul Project for October 2021

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We are very proud to announce the launch of seven new sites over the past month including:

Sites remaining to launch

69 sites remain in the launch queue, with 37 of these being inline sites for Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. MarComm, in partnership with campus stakeholders, has launched 138 websites and 10,730 pages since Drupal’s initial go-live in September 2018. Our engagement with Fastspot concluded this month with MarComm taking on the remaining strategy and migration work from here on out.

Roadmap updates

The biggest update to the roadmap includes a slightly longer than predicted conclusion date for the migration. We are predicting based on current resources that the migration will continue through April. The more stakeholders that volunteer writing and QA resources to this project, the more likely individual sites can launch earlier. The roadmap and site prioritization, targeted launch date summary, and weekly progress checklist can be found in PioneerWeb -> Website Governance

Our #1 priority for October through early November is the launch of the Registrar’s website. Significant progress is underway on Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Inclusive Excellence, and University Libraries/Law Library.

Drupal updates

As a reminder, we are in the process of converting our Drupal environment from Drupal 8 to Drupal 9. This work will be completed by the end of November. The Drupal 9 upgrade will not have a major impact on our site migrations, site design, or site integrations.