On Monday 23 February, I was invited to come along to the Innovative Learning Week’s “Smart Data Hack”, hosted by the School of Informatics, to talk about prototyping.
This month, Bruce, Neil, Stratos and Duncan demoed EdWeb and delivered a project update to a full house of website editors.
I am thrilled to say that we have reached a magnificent milestone; we have delivered all 15 sites planned for this stage of the migration process from Polopoly to EdWeb. All 15 sites are working well and site owners seem happy with the new tool and since we know the new tool is only going to get better, that’s great news.
We are currently in the process of migrating all websites from Polopoly into EdWeb – our new Drupal-based Content Management System. Two small migration phases are now complete but we still have a long way to go.
Experience gained, alongside a feedback session and an in-depth review of the process, has allowed the migration to be refined and improved, ready for the next batch of sites due to be migrated at the beginning of March 2015.
This week both of our Website Support Clinic attendees wanted reassurance while doing their first ever edits to their websites in the Polopoly system.
I’m currently working with the Student Systems team to help them prepare for the development of a new website. Together we’re taking stock of what they’re trying to achieve as a business, where the website is best placed to support this, and how their systems and communications channels work together.
Last year the University website programme joined a newly created division in IS; Learning, Teaching and Web Services (LTW) division led by Melissa Highton who joined the University from Oxford. More about the structure of the new division can be found on the LTW website.