New Ask an Expert Coming This Winter
Ask an Expert is transitioning to a new platform this winter. In order to extend the life of Ask an Expert which is running on an updated technology platform, the tool is moving to an open source platform called osTicket and will be renamed Ask Extension.
It’s a Phased Transition
Groups and institutions have approximately six months to update their question answering workflow. The transition will begin with Phase 1 around August 1st and continue through around April. You can find complete details in the Transition Timeline.
The Transition Timeline
Below is a high level summary of the transition. View the full detailed timeline.
Phase 0 (Completed)
Phase 1 (Completed)
August 15 to September 15
Pilot groups answer widget questions in the Ask Extension (concurrently with Ask an Expert)
Phase 2 (Completed)
All widget traffic is transitioned to Ask Extension
All question submissions will switch to Ask Extension.
All traffic to transitioned to Ask Extension
Ask an Expert is shut down
Ask Extension domain is moved back to ask.extension.org
Ask Extension domain decommissioned