We’ve just completed a mammoth project to deliver web presences for three new academic schools while putting content strategy to the test. The pages went live on Monday 1 August to coincide with the official launch of the new Schools. It was a tight schedule with lots of problem solving to do along the way. … Continue reading Proudly presenting our three new School web branches!
In the run up to January’s graduation ceremonies we were tasked to come up with something fancy to celebrate. The winning idea was to replace the main homepage banner with the names of students graduating on that day.
We are frequently asked how users navigate through our website and it feels like this should be easy enough to answer using Google Analytics. However, knowing how users get from their landing page to their exit page can be a pretty complex question!
Have you ever visited a website looking for a specific piece of information; maybe a swimming pool timetable, or a specific recipe? Have you ever used a search function within the website in order to do this? If so, you have been a ‘user’ engaging with ‘site search’.
Does digital help you solve problems, break barriers, get creative… or something else? Now, more than ever, it’s important to make the most of approaches for working, teaching and communicating together digitally. All are welcome to submit to the University’s annual Digital Collaboration conference, held in association with the White Rose University Consortium, on 7 … Continue reading Digital Collaboration 2021: call for contributions
Digital Skills for Employment is a two-day event designed to support final year undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD students as they transition into the digital workplace. Digital skills for employmentMonday 7 – Tuesday 8 June 2021Online This event is made up of workshops from recent graduates, employers, and the Teaching & Learning and Careers teams, focusing … Continue reading Digital skills for employment
The University has started working on a Digital Assessment and Feedback Project which is due to run for the next 18 months. The aim of the project is to significantly improve the University’s capability to deliver digital assessment and feedback services in the medium to long term to enable the University to become a leader … Continue reading Help to deliver digital assessment and feedback services
Last month we carried out our first remote usability testing. I was worried that it wouldn’t work as well as when we run them in person, but it turned out to be easier to organise, and just as much fun.
We’re reaching the end of our project to improve the accessibility of the CMS templates we use on the York website, and we’re pleased to report that we’ve made some significant progress.
Our web content should be easy for everyone to access, but we need to be specifically mindful that we don’t exclude people with accessibility needs. While we’ve always tried to make the website work as well as possible for everyone, we’re conscious that it’s not as accessible as it should be, and new legislation has … Continue reading Improving the accessibility of our website