Web Site Add-ons


To request any of the add-ons please contact the Service Desk

Contact Form
Contact forms can be used to gather data from Web users, send this data to a server side script (to check for errors and generate an email to a specified email address), and then redirect the user to a page informing them of the success of the Contact form action.  A knowledge of HTML code is required to use this add-on.  To use this add-on follow the Contact Form guides on how to use on your Web page.  See Helpdesk FAQ no. 95 (for internal viewing only).

Custom Header Image
Display image(s) in place of existing header images using custom image(s).  The image(s) must be optimized for the Web and have dimensions of height = 110 pixels and width = 1000 pixels.  A basic knowledge of HTML code is required to use this add-on.  To request this add-on log a ticket with the Service Desk. See Helpdesk FAQ no. 96 (for internal viewing only).


Internal Directory
An internal directory allows you to create Web pages or upload documents that are restricted to internal/on campus viewing only.  To request an internal directory, log a ticket with the Service Desk.  See Helpdesk FAQ no. 97 (for internal viewing only). 


MySQL Database
We use a clustered version of the MySQL server; you must therefore use the NDBCluster table type. Cluster overview:http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/mysql-cluster-overview.html.  The MySQL database is administered using the PhpMyAdmin  Web interface.  Request a MySQL database by logging a ticket with the Service Desk. See Helpdesk FAQ no. 98 (for internal viewing only). 


Online Campus Map
You must have the Adobe Flash plugin installed to view the online campus map.  A new map label contains a text area for a header and a small description.  Once the label has been setup on the map, a link can be setup from your Web site to the campus map, in the form http://www.nuigalway.ie/campus_map/?id='{Id of Label}'.  You need to know the X and Y coordinates of your location on the map to request a new label, calculate this using our coordinate calculator.  To add a new map label or change map details on the online campus map, log a ticket with the Service Desk.  See Helpdesk FAQ no. 104 (for internal viewing only).


Password Protected Folder
A password protected folder allows you to create Web pages or upload documents that are password protected.  These Web pages or documents can only be accessed with the correct username and password.  Request this add-on by logging a ticket with the Service Desk.  See Helpdesk FAQ no. 99 (for internal viewing only). 


RSS Reader
RSS is an acronym for RDF Site Summary. RDF stands for Resource Description Framework. An RSS file is a text file in XML (extensible markup language) format which can be read by any machine, regardless of its operating system. RSS has become a standard for sharing information between websites across the web.  This add-on allows you to display the contents of an RSS feed on your web page in a human readable format.  A demonstration allows you to view examples of RSS feeds.  To use this add-on follow the RSS Reader guides on how to use on your Web page.  See Helpdesk FAQ no. 100 (for internal viewing only).


Survey Framework
Web site administrators can create an online-survey using our survey framework. The framework gives you the ability to build a survey to meet your specific requirements. Survey results are stored in a semi-colon separated file that can be manually importing into MS Access, MS Excel, SPSS, etc. The framework also allows you to view collated results online.  There is no graphical administration interface for this framework, knowledge of HTML and very basic PHP is required to create and maintain surveys.  An example surveyhas been created to illustrate the capabilities of the system.  You can also view collated results for this survey.  Request a survey by logging a ticket with the Service Desk. See Helpdesk FAQ no. 103 (for internal viewing only).


Tutorial Booking System
This system presents end users with tutorial booking information which they can sign up to, on a first come, first served basis. Administrator must initially configure the system by entering course and related details. Students can only sign up for one tutorial per course and only between set dates. Courses remain visible on the system even after the sign-up deadline, allowing lecturers to put notes, for example “Tutorial cancelled this week”. Tutorials disappear when they reach their end date.  The administrator has the ability to view all tutorial bookings and if necessary, move people between tutorials. He or she can also download the information as a comma separated file for import into MS Access or MS Excel.  Request this add-on by logging a ticket with the Service Desk. See Helpdesk FAQ no. 102 (for internal viewing only).