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What is the Notifications service?   In the Portal Services team, we look after MyEd and Notifications. The Notifications Service is a cross-system solution for personalised notifications and emergency communications. Tasks and alerts about critical information can be sent by or received from different systems and sources across the University and then distributed by the […]

Drupal is the Content Management System behind EdWeb 2 (and also EdWeb). As a Drupal contributor I’ve been working with others in the community to help improve the clarity of the language used within Drupal, to make it more accessible and inclusive. 

Accompanying the move to Edweb 2, the UX Service have been running and piloting some new sessions to train and upskill colleagues in content design practices.

We have recently recruited a Green Digital Design intern to join the UX and Content team over the summer. The aim of this internship is to investigate how we can reduce carbon emissions of the University of Edinburgh’s web pages through sustainable design practices.

  On the 9th of January 2024, I found myself amidst the vibrant atmosphere of UKEduCamp, an unconventional conference hosted at the University of Edinburgh. Unlike traditional conferences where speakers dominate the stage and audiences absorb information, UKEduCamp stands out as an unconference – a unique and participatory gathering that flips the script on conventional […]

The Website & Communication team have received increased reports that Research Explorer (PURE) data displayed within University Staff Profiles and Profile embeds have been experiencing issues with content freshness in that the latest research entries are not being returned within these publication lists.  We acknowledge the issues with using the widget that presents research publication […]

Space designed to increase your AI preparedness I joined LTW this summer as a ChatGPT and OpenAI intern. I teamed up with Wietske and set out on intense three months journey to create a report aimed at establishing what part of AI is hype and what part can actually be useful for all of us […]

Acting on our research carried out between 2022 and 2023 and to coincide with the web migration project and training in EdWeb 2, we’re running a series of practical sessions to help University staff implement concepts from the Effective Digital Content course.

In September 2023, two Web Content Design Assistants joined the UX team to support the project to migrate web content to EdWeb2. Since they joined they’ve helped the successful migration of over 30 sites, and helped us streamline our approach. We’re delighted to be recruiting more people into this role, bringing the total to five.

This post is another in a series on the theme of personalisation in MyEd. Our project update from September 2023 gives a good overview of what has been achieved so far.  Project update For this tranche of work, we have decided to focus on the following areas:  Continuing to deliver school-specific content to students in […]

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