As we roll out our Digital Pattern Library (DPL) templates to more and more department websites, we’ve also needed to update our CMS training so that everyone using these templates is up to date with best practice. We took this opportunity to redevelop how the training is presented, and consider how we can make our … Continue reading Grand (digital) Designs: Building our new Digital Pattern Library CMS training
Branding our e-learning tool
To coincide with the launch of our new Web CMS training module, we created a new branded theme for the e-learning platform Xerte. We wanted something flexible and functional that would suit any potential e-learning application, while effectively implementing the University’s new look and feel.
Expanding our CMS training toolbox
Here in Communications, it’s our job to train staff across the University to use the Web Content Management System and help them to maintain their respective sections of the University website. However, we’re aiming to do more than just tell users how to use the Web CMS on a practical level – we want to … Continue reading Expanding our CMS training toolbox
How to tame your Content Management System
Sometimes, our Web Content Management System (CMS) can seem like a mysterious mythical creature. It can look a little complex when you’re less experienced in editing web content, but that’s why I’m here – my role as Publishing Support Officer is to help you navigate the features of the CMS and support you in producing … Continue reading How to tame your Content Management System
A new line of support for the CMS
There are currently over 800 users with access to our Web Content Management System (CMS). That’s a lot of people to support – whether troubleshooting a bit of content or completely rebuilding a section of the website. The Communications Support team aims to offer the very best support for users of the CMS, and we’ve … Continue reading A new line of support for the CMS
Shooting on site: photographing the Trevor Jones Studio
If you’ve seen a prospectus recently, chances are you’ve seen the work of our fantastic in-house photographer Alex Holland. He’s written a blog post covering photography for this year’s undergraduate prospectus (featuring an airborne me) which gives a great insight into the creative process from concept to completion.
Course pages: a milestone five years in the making
Picture the scene. It’s 2014, on a chilly December afternoon. In a small office in the basement of Heslington Hall, the website publish has just finished, and with it, seven new course pages have gone live. They look something like this...