Bulletin Board Acts as University’s Classified Ads

Posted on 6/10/2009 2:12:45 PM

Did you lose a dog or cat? Are you selling some furniture? Are you trying to promote a community cause? The Bulletin Board on the IUP website may help.

Employees can use the Bulletin Board web feed to post many notices that do not involve university-related business. Think of it as the classified-advertisements section of a newspaper, with some restrictions (See Bulletin Board Policies).

Notices on the Bulletin Board are included in IUP Daily, the electronic newsletter distributed to all university employees via e-mail.

Acting as a central location for these types of announcements, IUP Daily may make many individual e-mail messages to all employees unnecessary.

Bulletin Board notices run in IUP Daily for five business days, which is more days of exposure than sending a message once or twice via global e-mail can provide. In addition, the Bulletin Board and other IUP Daily features are available via RSS (really simple syndication), which can provide exposure beyond e-mail.

While photos cannot be used in the Bulletin Board at this time, employees may mention in their postings that photos will be made available upon request. Links to additional information or photos in another location, such as photo-sharing website Flickr, can also be included.

To post a notice to the Bulletin Board, you must be on campus or connected to the IUP network via the Virtual Private Network. You will be prompted to log in to the website. In most cases, you will use the same user name and password you use to log in to your computer on campus.

Post an item on the Bulletin Board.