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Portal position at Lehigh University

Submitted by gskinner on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 09:57

Hello Lumdev'ers! Sadly my portal developer relocated with her family and I am once again looking for someone to lead the direction of our portal. We did successfully migrate to Luminis 5.2 about 18 months ago, so if anyone is still fighting Luminis 4 and wants to be on Luminis 5.... well come at work at Lehigh University! I'm also wanting the ideal candidate to be able to pick up and work with Drupal. We do a lot of web development on campus using Drupal and we've also tied some portal content in via SSO and Drupal.

Lumdev Update

Submitted by gskinner on Fri, 01/24/2014 - 08:26

Hello Everyone,

You may have noticed recently that we cleaned up some of issues with the site. The first being the search functionality stopped working. The second issue resolved was the annoying ‘red’ drupal error messages. The short term fix was to simply hide the errors for non admins.

Quality of Content Documentation

Submitted by gskinner on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 08:51

Hey everyone, I remember a school at Summit speaking about a formal document that they have to control quality of content in their portal. Things like...

* Channel content must be updated at a very minimum every 90 days
* Channel content must meet the institutions color and logo requirements

etc... etc...

We really need to have something like this at my institution, but before I started on one, I wanted to see if someone from the lumdev community had something that they were willing to share.


Luminis Logger Records

Submitted by gskinner on Fri, 04/16/2010 - 09:29

I'm hoping this post can be the start of some friendly competition among schools that integrate luminis logger. For awhile we've heard how portal's are struggling, student's aren't using them, no longer needed, etc... This page is to serve notice that the portal community is strong, and that we are proud of the usage of our portals. We've all worked hard on our portals, here's where we can see how that hard work pays off.

Luminis Logger

Submitted by gskinner on Thu, 04/15/2010 - 14:45

This year at Summit I presented a home grown JSP application that I coined "Luminis Logger". Here at Lehigh University we needed to have better, quantified data on who's logging into our portal, how often, what roles, etc... This home grown application has met that need.

Sungard changes login process in Luminis

Submitted by gskinner on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 15:06

Not sure how many bleeding edge schools are out there, but I thought I would post this as a heads up.  Over the weekend I patched our campus portal to  It fixed a few things on our end, but it also happened to break a few things.  Most notably, the login files (util.js, login.html, login.jsp, etc) were changed as of patch 74-75. 

Choose your own webpage channel + Choose your own RSS channel

Submitted by gskinner on Tue, 02/03/2009 - 10:29

The other day I was adding another inline frame channel, and I got an idea. The inline frame channel's admin screens don't allow you to give the user permission to edit the url. There is a little icon there in place of where the checkbox would be. So it got me thinking...

I created a new inline frame channel without specifying a url. I added the channel to my layout, and it added an empty page ( I was hoping it was going to ask me for a url). But then I went into my portal's oracle database and went to the UP_CHANNEL_PARAM table and added a new row with

Classicdrag Theme Version 2

Submitted by gskinner on Fri, 10/31/2008 - 17:22

I've made many changes to the initial theme that I presented at Summit and posted here on Lumdev ( I got a lot of good responses from people on the first version. I've fixed a lot of bugs that came up that people were clamoring for fixes. I think this release should be much better than the original once it is customized to your institution. I also want to thank Kyle Smith from YCP for his help and ideas with the code. Here are the main feature additions in no particular order.

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