The Techrangers strive to develop and collaborate with the UCF community on new tools and projects that will allow our team, the Center for Distributed Learning and the University as a whole to complete various tasks more efficiently & represent the content accurately. Here is our portfolio of some of the initiatives that the Techranger team is currently working on or has worked on in the past. The following listing is in no particular order.
The iTunesU site's splash page was implemented by the Techrangers in CSS and XHTML. This project was in collaboration with the Advanced Systems team at Center for Distributed Learning.
Live Site: http://itunes.ucf.edu/
Information Literacy Website
The Information Literacy Initiative's site's front end and back end was redone by the Techrangers and is a resource for UCF teachers and students who want to utilize the Information Literacy learning objects. Originally created in Textpattern, it now has been migrated to WordPress for content management. The project is a as a joint venture between teams at Center for Distributed Learning and the UCF Library, the later which currently maintains the content.
Live Site: http://infolit.ucf.edu/
Center for Distributed Learning Website
The CDL site was implemented by the Techrangers, utilizing Wordress for content management. This web site is the central portal for Center for Distributed Learning's information web sites and was designed by the CDL Graphics team.
Live Site: http://online.ucf.edu/
Report Be Done
Report Be Done (RBD) is a scheduling, logging & reporting application developed by the Techrangers and Advanced Systems teams at CDL as part of the Dredbeard application suite. OPS employees at CDL may use this to print their time cards as well as keep track of their logging percentages. The logging section allows any CDL employee to categorize time spent on miscellaneous tasks. It as well aggregates the user's logs from RedBeard, To Be Done and Basecamp. In addition, there is a reporting section, where reports may be generated regarding resources spent and other enterprise system usage.
Report Be Done is now in its second iteration, it’s first form being a simplified support and course development report creator and a scheduling portion in To Be Done. It also forms the third leg of a triad application suite called Dredbeard: RedBeard for client/course management, To Be Done for workflow facilitation and Report Be Done for aggregating all time spent/logged, creating reports & accommodating OPS scheduling needs.
Information Fluency Website
The Techrangers migrated the previously existing website for UCF Information Fluency Initiative, which consisted of static pages, to Textpattern. The team did front-end and back-end development for the site.
Techrangers then converted the web site to WordPress. The site is currently being maintained by the UCF Information Fluency Initiative.
Live Site: http://if.ucf.edu/
RedBeard is a client and course management system developed by the Techrangers and Advanced Systems teams at CDL as part of the Dredbeard application suite. It aggregates course, student, faculty & staff information from supported enterprise systems, allowing CDL course development and support teams to log time and add notes. It has greatly improved CDL's course development and client data tracking, allowing for easier and more accurate report generation within the department.