New Course Hub feature: name pronunciation

We are happy to announce that the Course Hub has gained a new feature: profiles for users with the ability to record your name pronunciation in both audio and text. Further detailed in the ITS knowledge base, this feature will present name pronunciation and preferred pronouns to instructors in the Course Hub’s class-rosters. Likewise, instructor name pronunciation will be shown to students on course-overview pages. Thank you to Professor Shelby Kimmel (SHELL-bee KIM-ull) for requesting this feature.

Screen shot of a Course Hub user profile with name pronunciation and pronoun displayed.
Screen shot of a Course Hub user profile with name pronunciation and pronoun displayed. (Credit: Adam Franco )

WordPress HTTPS

As previously announced, we have now switched WordPress ( and over to using encrypted https:// connections for all browsing. This provides enhanced security and privacy for all users of the system. While all plain-text http:// links have been automatically redirected, site-owners may wish to update any hard-coded links to https:// versions, especially for embedded images, videos, and other embedded content.

Please evaluate any sites that you maintain report any issues found or questions via a Help Desk ticket.


  • Drupal convert_bundles 8.x-1.0-alpha6
  • Drupal field_permissions 8.x-1.1
  • Drupal helpfulness 8.x-1.3
  • Drupal tvi 8.x-1.0-rc2
  • WordPress 5.5.1
  • WordPress badgeos plugin 3.6.4
  • WordPress cryout-theme-settings plugin 0.5.11
  • WordPress jetpack plugin 8.9
  • WordPress members plugin 3.1.1
  • WordPress osm plugin 5.5
  • WordPress social-icons-widget-by-wpzoom plugin 4.0.4
  • WordPress wp-accessibility plugin 1.7.3

Fixes and Tweaks

  • Updated Course Hub class rosters to drop “Commons” and rename “Commons Dean” to just “Dean” now that the Commons system is no more.
  • Adjusted event lists on the MIIS site to continue showing events until midnight PT on the day on which they occur.
  • Updated the Directory’s department dropdown list which is now sourced from HCM.
  • Added a Twitter embed to the MIIS CBE site.


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