May
8
2015

EdWeb news roundup

Hopefully now it’s old news to anybody within the University that we are in the process of moving to a new content management system for the website. If not, carry on reading for an update of where we are with the project and for everybody else, this post aims to provide a useful roundup of key information resources to stay in touch with project progress.

Project update

The latest project update (issue 7) gives a snapshot of where we are in terms of EdWeb development and migration. Key points this issue are an update on the migration project and the recent focus of development work, as well as new briefing events and update sessions we’ve been running – more on those below.

The latest project update is always available on the on the project wiki communications log:

Drupal communications log (requires EASE login)

Web Publishers’ Community

The monthly WPC sessions always include an update on the EdWeb project and often additional slots on specific aspects of EdWeb training, development or usability, so well worth attending if you can. If you can’t make it though, the topics and presentations are always uploaded to the WPC wiki afterwards, so you can catch up there and we generally do a session roundup post here on the blog too.

Read Jamie’s roundup post on the last WPC session

Web Publishers’ Community wiki (requires EASE login)

Briefing events and update sessions

Duncan’s been running two new events this month to support interest in and migration preparation for the EdWeb project.

The EdWeb CMS showcase sessions give a flavour of what to expect from the EdWEb website and CMS. There have been two of these popular sessions so far and more are lined up.

Read Neil’s post about the showcase sessions

We also ran a migration preparation session this week to help lead publishers get confident on how to tackle the required migration preparation tasks, followed by a hands-on opportunity, for those who wanted to, to get on with it with support from our staff.

We’ll look to repeat this session too, so keep an eye on the blog for future dates or let us know if you’re interested and we’ll get in touch.

EdWeb demo site

The University Website Programme website has lots of information on the project but in addition we now also have a demo website designed to showcase all the features and presentation options.

EdWeb demo site
UWP website

So there’s the summary of where to go for info, but if you have any other questions about the project please let us know with a comment or send an email to website.programme@ed.ac.uk.

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