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CenterStage Clean-Up

Over the last couple months, we contacted Space Coordinators regarding their inactive CenterStage spaces.  This initiative was an effort to delete as many inactive spaces as possible prior to the migration to D2. We identified all spaces that had no activity over the last 6 months. We then asked all associated Space Coordinators to review their spaces and notify us of any they no longer needed that could be deleted.

Note that these emails were ONLY sent out for spaces with no activity over the last 6 months. If you did not receive a clean-up email then it means that you do not manage any inactive spaces and no action is required on your part.

If you are a Space Coordinator who manages a CenterSpace space that is no longer in use and would like to have it deleted, please get in touch with us at with the name of your space.

Goodbye CenterStage Blogs, Hello

The blog functionality that you may have become accustomed to in CenterStage will not be available in D2.  Knowing that some of our users wish to continue blogging once CenterStage has been decommissioned, we are recommending as the new solution. is a virtual space for individuals or groups who wish to publish, discuss or link to content, and have it shared privately or with the global online community.  This service is centrally supported by IT Services through the WordPress software platform. This platform provides a user-friendly, feature-rich, centralized system for building and publishing blogs at McGill. Click here for more information about this service, including how to submit a request for a new blog and training.

Any blog content currently existing in CenterStage will not be copied over to D2. Therefore, we ask that you please refrain from creating any new blogs in either existing or new CenterStage spaces. If you wish to have your blog content migrated to and require any assistance with this process, please contact us at

Discussions not available in D2

As you may already be aware, the discussion functionality that is available in CenterStage will not be offered in D2. The good news is that Yammer, a private and secure enterprise social network which is integrated with McGill’s Office 365 portal, is now the recommended solution for your discussion needs. McGill’s Yammer is like a private Facebook site specifically for the McGill community. Use Yammer to share information, collaborate and make group decisions. Click here for more information.

Any discussion content currently existing in CenterStage will not be copied over to D2. If you wish to hold on to any of this content, you will need to save it elsewhere prior to having your space migrated to D2. Moreover, we also ask that you please refrain from creating any new discussions in either existing or new CenterStage spaces.

CenterStage Wiki Survey

A short survey was sent out to all CenterStage wiki users on Feb 22nd, 2017. The purpose of the survey is to help us find the best wiki solution once CenterStage has been decommissioned. Wikis will not be available in D2 and alternative options are being investigated. Please click here if you missed the email and wish to fill out the survey.

Look and Feel Sessions – Discovering D2

Surprised girl looking through binoculars black and whiteOn January 26st & 31st, and February 9th & 15th, the ECM team organized a series of “Look & Feel sessions” for Space Coordinators. By attending, you had the opportunity to discover the preliminary version of the new D2 tool and give us your feedback.

Session content

The D2 look & feel sessions were purely informational (no hands on) and designed to familiarize you with the interface and functionality of the new solution.

These short, one hour sessions were divided into 2 parts:

  1.  The first half included a demonstration of the following key features:
    • D2 roles
    • Login
    • Basic navigation
    • Space navigation
    • User settings
    • How to add/remove widgets
    • Folders
    • Files
    • Searching
  2. The second half was reserved for questions.

Call for QA testing volunteers

During the sessions, it was mentioned that testing in the QA environment will begin in the early spring. For anyone who wishes to volunteer to help with this endeavor, please email us at

Thanks to all who attended the D2 look and feel sessions, as well as for your questions, feedback and enthusiasm!

Welcome to the ECM Blog!

il_340x270.469264029_msjrWelcome to the ECM (Enterprise Content Management) Blog, where we’ll be sharing information about the D2 project. This is where you’ll find everything you need to know about the transition from CenterStage to D2, including details on important dates, key features, implementation progress, migration schedules and training. This space will be updated on a biweekly basis, so don’t hesitate to come back to it often. Also, please feel free to comment and post any feedback or questions you may have. To receive notifications whenever a new item is posted, click on Subscribe to the ECM Blog RSS feed on the upper right-hand side of this page and follow the instructions.

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