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Reports from our training and events, both UWP-run and external; updates on new training we’re developing, and why.

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May
26
2016

Usability testing EdWeb CMS with an audience

Yesterday I ran a series of usability testing sessions that were observed by nearly 30 colleagues, most of whom are customers of our service. Some teams would want to do this in private, but not us! We’re happy to have our customers help us identify where we can improve.

Plus, we’ve more usability sessions in the next few weeks to showcase our new service, so read on to find out more and come along to the next one.

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May
26
2016

Web Publishers’ Community – May update

We had a packed agenda at this month’s WPC session with presentations about EdWeb Group Administrators, two new content types for EdWeb, a report from Google Analytics training, the results of the recent EdWeb feature prioritisation survey and a guide to applying EdGEL to your web apps and blogs.

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May
19
2016

Enhancing the Google Analytics experience: the Page Analytics chrome extension

Google Chrome’s Page Analytics extension lets users view different data from Google Analytics directly on their webpages. If you’ve never been trained in Google Analytics before and don’t have the time to commit to training just yet, the extension can act as a good alternative to viewing analytics on your site.

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May
18
2016

Website Support Clinic update – Changing URLs

At a recent Website Support Clinic, I worked with a web editor who was changing the URL of her homepage. While amending the text is easy enough, it’s important to consider all that’s involved when changing a site’s URL, including how to update the URL for child pages and requesting redirects.

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May
13
2016

Join us at the Higher Ed web conference IWMW16

Once again we’re contributing to the annual UK Higher Education web managers conference, IWMW. It’s a great opportunity to learn from and network with colleagues in our sector, and we’re encouraging staff here in Edinburgh to join us at Liverpool John Moores University, 21-23 June.

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Apr
12
2016

Humility in development – a Lean UX concept

I was watching a presentation by Lean UX author, Jeff Gothelf, and a point he made about user-focused development – taking small steps, sensing and responding – really struck with me. So much so, I’ve written a bit of it up to share here.

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Apr
1
2016

Optimising what’s important – Get to know your long neck

In most walks of life, a small number of things are significantly more important than the rest. To be effective as the manager of a web presence or service, you need to know what matters most to your target audiences. Fortunately this is fairly easy to do.

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Mar
30
2016

Marketing Online Distance Learning courses: How we can help

I recently attended a seminar hosted by the Institute for Academic Development on how to use social media to market Online Distance Learning courses at the University. While social media was the focus of the seminar, many participants spoke about how services and guidelines provided by UWP can help strengthen and measure the success of an online marketing campaign.

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