At the Strategic Communications Office we produce official LAU websites, including the central site on www.lau.edu.lb. Our focus is on informational sites that promote the university’s programs, schools, centers, institutes and various other facets of university life.
Creating a website
For departments wishing to create official LAU websites, we offer a full range of services: planning, hosting, content strategy, writing, editing, visual design, programming, analytics, training. Major projects usually take several months to complete and are prioritized in consultation with the President’s Cabinet. Please see these answers to common questions for more information.
If you have any further questions or would like to start a project, get in touch with us.
About personal websites
LAU is exploring options for faculty, staff and students to have their own “profile” pages, but at present the university does not host this type of website. Personal websites that were created on LAU servers before 2009 are the responsibility of their owners. We may be able to provide support only when it comes to FTP access (contact us).
Updating content on an LAU website
Please address your request to the owner, or main contact person, of the website in question (find them on this list). If you are the owner, please submit your request to the web team by means of this website maintenance form.
Your event may be mentioned in different parts of the LAU website as well as the social networks that extend our online presence. You can:
- Request a webpage (or mini-website) for your event on the LAU website. (Note: If you want a large and complex website, please see “Creating a website” above.)
- Submit it to the university-wide calendar of events. Calendar items appear on the LAU homepage when the date is near, and on school websites.
- Let our news team know about it as soon as possible, even if you don’t have all the details yet.
- Spread the word through our online networks: contact Bert Makadessi, Executive Public Relations & Media Officer, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See what other offices can do for you.
Placing course materials online
LAU provides a system called Blackboard that is specifically designed for this purpose. The Information Technology Department trains and helps faculty members wishing to use Blackboard. Kindly contact Mr. Imad Musleh on extension 1434.
Updating the Student Information System (Banner)
LAU provides a student information system, commonly referred to as “Banner”, where enrolled students can browse and register for courses, update their personal information and view their academic records. Faculty members can also use this application. The Information Technology Department manages Banner in collaboration with the registrar’s office. For further inquires, kindly contact Mr. Alexan Choulhadjian from the registrar’s office on extension 1315.
Creating web-based forms
If you are an LAU website owner and would like to add an interactive form to your website, please contact us.
Making changes to the LAU student portal
LAU launched a student portal that connects students to all the services they might need during the course of their study. Services include library search tools, information about housing, athletics, clubs and much more. The portal also allows students to check for their finances and read about the latest happenings on campus from the events and announcements calendar. For further inquires, kindly contact Mr. Imad Musleh on extension 1434.