How many clicks does it take you to check your email from any McGill website? We at CCS have been working on a solution which will make it a one click situation.
The Pinned Access bar has been on our radar for sometime — it’s embarrassing to write how long. We asked the question, how can our 107,517 recurring daily visitors access the most popular tools such as webmail quickly without resorting to a time-consuming series of clicks?
Our answer was to group the most visited tools and encourage you to tack them to the top of the screen. The Pinned Access Bar is a simple solution that has been visible on the homepage, but now will follow you around when visiting other McGill.ca properties. We think this addition will save you valuable time accessing daily tools like email and myCourses.
The CCS webteam initiatives sometimes take longer to push forward. Servicing client request and making large scale system deployments usually take up the bulk of our time. However, it’s gratifying when we can push innovative and fun tools like this forward too. We feel its important to provide a friendly experience on any device, easy access to common tools and a regular feedback process where we can sit down, face to face, with students and faculty and see what needs improvement. If you see us out there with a box of coffee and a laptop, stop by and say hello and share your thoughts to help us improve your McGill web experience.