Middlebury

Portal

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Our portal, located at http://m.middlebury.edu/ or http://portal.middlebury.edu/, is an area for consolidating information feeds from across campus. Here you can tailor the content you receive to your own interests. The portal shares it's code base with the software that handles our mobile presence, Kurogo, and thus both share many features.

Customizable Modules

Customizable modules allow each individual user to enter their content which is stored separately per user. This content persists across browsers and devices, meaning that you are able to edit navigation items, or other editable content, and have those edits cross over from your phone to your PC or vice versa. Since these are personal customizations these modules may require you to log in.

Links

Links begins with a default set of links which is visible to unauthenticated users. If you log in you can remove any you don’t want, and add any you do. Hit the "Edit" link near the top right to reveal an "add" form and "remove" buttons. If you remove all links, and would potentially have a blank list, the module will automatically repopulate the list with the default links. If you want to rename a link, enter the link again (same URL) with a different name. There is a field for a title and URL for each link.

If you enable this module for either the left or right columns of the portal (drop down in the customize module) you’ll see a panel view of your links.

My Feeds

My Feeds looks like the News module. It aggregates all feeds that you enter into a single feed that includes all items sorted reverse chronologically by post-date. Try adding your own feeds and/or removing ones you don't want. You will see how these combine into a single aggregate feed.

My Feeds also contains a config section accessible via the "Edit" link near the top right. The appearance and functionality are similar to the links module.

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