Many of the portlets on go.uconn.edu can be customized. For example, you can edit how many headlines are displayed for news and blog modules. By choosing to edit the settings of a weather portlet, you can input a zip code for the weather forecast of that particular town/city. To edit the settings, click on the gear icon at the top of the portlet you would like customize.
You must be logged into the go.uconn.edu page to set your theme. Once logged in, click the “Customize” link in the upper-left corner of the page. Click the “Change Theme” tab and browse the available themes. Select a theme by clicking on its name. A confirmation window will appear. Click “OK”. To exit the customization window, click “Close” in the window’s upper, right corner.
RSS, also known as Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary, is used to publish frequently updated content such as blogs, news headlines, podcasts, and event calendars. RSS feeds can be a summary or full-text of content found on websites. This content can be ‘fed’ into the RSS Reader portlet that has been created for go.uconn.edu to give you a snapshot of the latest content from your chosen RSS feed. You can have multiple RSS Feed portlets on your go.uconn.edu page in order to display a variety of content.
RSS feeds have become a standard feature of the web for the delivery of news and other content. Most websites that deliver news and events content offer an RSS feed. Links to these feeds are provided and often marked with the RSS logo that is orange and white. If you can not easily find a site’s RSS feed, you should enter the word “RSS” into the Search box on the site (if one is provided).
There are several University RSS feeds available for use on your UConn site.
UConn in the News:
UConn News Releases:
BBC News, World Edition:
CNN Top Stories:
Associated Press, Top Headlines:
ESPN’s Latest News:
The Hartford Courant, Connecticut News:
The Hartford Courant, Education Headlines:
The Hartford Courant, College Sports Headlines:
The Hartford Courant, UConn Huskies Men’s Basketball:
The Hartford Courant, UConn Huskies Women’s Basketball:
The Hartford Courant, UConn Huskies Football: